||Chikkaballapur district, Karnataka
||1,478 m above the sea level
||Tipu's Drop, Amrit Sarovar, Bhoga Nandishwara Temple
|Best Time To Visit
||Throughout the year
Nandi Hills is a perfect getaway from the noisy and busy cities. Climb up 1,175 steps to experience the wondrous vistas of Nandi Hills. Take a short break from your hectic schedule and travel Nandi Hills to have an exhilarating experience of exploring undulating lush green landscapes. The hill station was named after the Bull of Lord Shiva and is also popularly known as Nandidurga or Nandigiri. Nandi Hills is an ideal weekend getaway for the tourists from Bangalore. It has been one of the favored summer retreat for British and Tipu Sultan. The serene environment and salubrious climate will surly rejuvenate you. Adventurous people can indulge in some thrilling activities like para gliding and trekking.
Major Attractions of Nandi Hills
It is a 600 ft cliff face, the spot from where Tipu Sultan used to throw his prisoners. Reach the Tipu's Drop to have a spectacular view of the valley. Also walk across the ruins of Tipu Sultan's fort.
Also popularly known as 'Lake of Nectar', Amrit Sarovar is worth visiting for its verdant surroundings. The sparkling water in the sarovar enhances its beauty. Amrit Sarovar at Nandi hills is an ideal place for picnickers to spend moments of leisure with their friends and family.
Bhoga Nandishwara Temple
Situated at the foot of Nandi Hills, Bhoga Nandishwara temple is a great delight for pilgrims. It is a specimen of Dravidian architecture, dedicated to Sri Yoga Narasimha, Sri Ugra Narasimha and Sri Bhoga Narasimha.
Accommodation in Nandi Hills
There is no dearth of accommodation facilities in Nandi hills. Numerous hotels, tourist bungalows and cottages, guest houses are strewn all over the hill station providing comfortable stay to the tourists, offering excellent services and facilities.
How to Reach Nandi Hills
The nearest airport from Nandi Hills is at Bangalore (65 km)
The nearest railhead from Nandi Hills is at Chikkaballapur (9 km) and Bangalore (65 km)
Situated on Hyderabad National Highway, Nandi Hills is well connected by an excellent network of road with Bangalore and Chikkaballapur.