Nandi Hills

"A Drop From The Heaven!"

A Town in Karnataka, India
1310 meters

Interest Measure for Nandi Hills

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Nandi Hills from sea level:  4298 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  13.3829311°N, 77.6646393°E
Ecosystem:  Plain , Hill  

Food, Culture and Language at Nandi Hills

Food Availability:  Indian, South Indian 
Regional Language:  Kannada
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Nandi Hills?

Nandi Hills offers a surprise of breathtaking scenic beauty and excellent climatic condition. It has been a favourite picnic place for young enthusiasts on a weekend. The pleasant climate appeals to the old and the young alike. Lovers and honeymooners, in search of a quiet, beautiful place, and families on economised budget prefer Nandi Hills. Historians can find a wealth of information and the spiritual minded, peace and tranquility.

Nandi Hills is a mere 60 kilometers from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. Nandi is also commonly called Nandidurga (Fort) because of the fort built here by the ruler Tipu Sultan. It is also perhaps called Nandi Hills because the hill resembles a sleeping bull (Nandi).
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7 Places to visit and Things to do in Nandi Hills

Paragliding in Nandi Hills at Nandi Hills

Paragliding in Nandi Hills

Paragliding is a delight for every adventure sports enthusiast and the experience only gets better and better. Flying freely 4581 feet above sea level can be an amazing experience indeed. Nandi Hills has canopies, which makes the view from the enchanting hills breath taking. Many trainers and professional paraglider pilots prefer Nandi Hills, due to the ideal terrain for paragliding. Paragliding is conducted before by Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC).
Expenses - ₹1500
Time needed - 2 hours
Cycling in Nandi Hills at Nandi Hills

Cycling in Nandi Hills

The Cycling in Nandi Hills comes with its own set of adventure and thrill. Its way different from regular cycling on planes. It has become a cyclist's paradise, around 400 meters of altitude gain in ~7 km of ride, The bikers/cyclists from Bangalore storm there on weekends and holidays. It's a very good hill training spot for them.
Expenses - ₹500
Time needed - 4 hours
Tipu's Drop at Nandi Hills

Tipu's Drop

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Tipu's Drop is one of the notable historical locations in the region, which is a cliff face at an elevation of 600 m. As per historians, the site was the punishing point, from where convicts were pushed down to their death. Located on the hill top, the location provides a beautiful view of the hill ranges. Along with the site, there is a shrine, known as Yoga Nandeeshwara temple built by the Chola Kings.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Nandi Hill Caves at Nandi Hills

Nandi Hill Caves

Nandi Hills Caves are situated near Brahmashram. It is a perfect spot for those seeking silence and solitude. There is a ashram that was constructed by natural boulders into a beautiful cave. This site was the meditation place of Sage Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, who was one of the greatest devotees of Goddess Kali.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Tipu Fort, Nandi Hills at Nandi Hills

Tipu Fort, Nandi Hills

Tipu Sultan's Fort, also known as Tashk-e-Jannat, meaning Heaven’s Envy, is one of the frequented sites at the destination. Constructed identical to Dariya Daulat, Srirangapatna, the fort stands atop the hill at an elevation of 4,851 ft above sea level. Highlighting features of the fort are five arches with minarets, exhibiting beautiful art and architecture of ancient era.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple at Nandi Hills

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

The Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple is situated in the village at the foothills of Nandi Hills. The simple Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple on top of the hill is famous for the huge statue of the bull in front of the temple. Not many people know of the other Nandeeshwara temple, a magnificent, large complex housing not one, but three temples in all. The hills are actually five hills which are the sources of five different rivers, namely Palar, Pinakini, Arkavathy, Papagni and Swarnamukhi.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours

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