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Nandi Hills

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Important Info

  • Entry Time : 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Entry Fee Adult : Rs 50
  • Time Required : 2-3 hrs
  • Best Time : Sunrise Time
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Nandi Hills is one of the amazing hill station which give us the chance to touch and feel the cloud and the total place is covered with fog. Surrounded by hills, lush green park and temples in the vicinity makes it great! All the prominent dignitaries like Queen Elizabeth II, Mahatma Gandhi, and more have enjoyed a stay here.

The roads are so well maintained and even though it’s single lane, it’s worth the drive especially for an early morning sunrise experience. A small decent restaurant that serve basic menu is there on the top and few shops roadside that serve tea, coffee, snacks and ice-cream.

Tipu's Drop, Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple and Tipu's Summer Residence are some of the main attractions in Nandi Hills trip. 

Travel Tips

  • Expect huge rush during the weekends or holidays.
  • Plan your trip between October to May
  • Early morning sunrise or during sunset is the right time to visit.
  • Tipu's Drop is home to the site from where Tipu Sultan used to get his prisoners pushed off
  • Take a walk along the hills
  • Make sure the windows and doors of your car are shut at all the times.
  • Since this place has very limited food options, prefer carrying your own packaged food.
  • Avoid sight seeing after 6 PM since it gets dark quite early.

Detailed Information

Nandi Hills is at a distance of 65-70 KM from Bangalore slightly off the Bangalore-Hyderabad National highway. This place has quite a historical importance and also is said to be the origin place for Arkavati River. It has many features which will interest a wide variety of enthusiasts. The picturesque views are of course the best part of this hills. Other things to look out for are; Tipu Sultan's guest house, Yoga Nandeeswaraswamy temple, Nursery, a man-made U-shaped stand for getting good views and more. This temple has a twin temple which is called as Bhoga Nandeeswaraswamy temple in the nearby Nandi village

Main Attractions

Tipu's Drop
Located on a hilltop on a cliff which is 600 metres above the elevated ground, Tipu's Drop is one of the oldest and most famous tourist attractions in Nandi. While this place is known for being the cliff from where the prisoners were pushed off, it also offers a spellbinding view of the town. It is the best Nandi Hills view point for gazing at splendid views of the town below.

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple
Also known as Nandi Temple, this place which dates back to the 9th century is one of the oldest temples in Karnataka. 

Tipu's Summer Residence
Another popular place to see in Nandi is Tipu's Summer Residence, which he also used to refer as Tashk-e-jannat. It is made mainly of wood and boasts carved arches and pillars along with beautifully painted walls & ceilings.

The cave was used by then Sage Ramakrishna Paramhansa for meditation, and now has become a popular tourist attraction.

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