Bangalore is a beautiful city in Karnataka with pleasant environment and atmosphere to refresh. In Bangalore Nandi Hills is famous for tourists. Nandi Hills are also known as Nandi Durga at 1,478 meters above the sea level. This tourist place is ideal for scenic beauty and weather of Bangalore.
There are many places to be visited on Nandi Hills when you visit are Tipu’s Drop, Amrita Samovar etc. This Hill station is a defined place to relax in nature’s presence.
1. Tipu’s Drop
The famous spot on Nandi Hills is Tipu Drop at a height of 600m. This is the best cliff to enjoy the aerial view of the city. The atmosphere and the environment are so pleasant with caressing winds which makes to experience a refreshing vacation in Karnataka. According to history, this cliff was used to punish the prisoners by making them fall down from the cliff.
2. Amrita Sarovar
Amrita Sarovar is a lake on Nandi Hills known as “Lake of Ambrosia”. The actual meaning of this lake Amrita Sarovar is “The Lake of Nectar” by the meaning we can say it is the nectar of Nandi Hills. This lake was used as the prime water source for the area and this water body was made of Perennial springs. The beautiful scenery of this lake can be viewed during moonlight with sparkling clear water.
3. Nandi Temple
This Temple was located at the foothills of Nandi Hills. This temple was the presiding divinities of Bhoganandishwara and Yoga Nandishwara and this temple was built in the time of Chola dynasty. This temple is famous for its architectural style and the attractions of this temple are the Pillar and metal work. The major attraction of this temple is the Lamp tower which is lighted every evening.
Image Place Here : Bhoganandishwara Temple
4. Gandhi House
Gandhi house is also a famous tourist spot on Nandi Hills. This place was used by Mahatma Gandhi to reside. The Government of DPAR maintains the residence.
Activities in Nandi Hlls
Due to Hill station, many adventurous activities are allowed here. The best activities to be done here are the Paragliding and Cycling.
Doing Paragliding is the best experience and memorable moment to enjoy the hills and the valleys by flying over them. Paragliding is famous here and the main attraction of Nandi Hills tourists.
Cycling is also the best activity to enjoy the environment of Nandi Hills. The landscape, terrain, and the altitude of Nandi Hills attract tourists to do cycling to enjoy the sightseeing of Nandi Hills.
Best Time To Visit
Visiting Nandi Hills is allowed any time in the year. But it is better not to visit during monsoon season in the months of June to August. The average temperature of this place is 230C to 290C in summer and in winter is 110C to 210C. Timings are 6 am to 10 pm.
How To Reach Nandi Hills
- The nearest airport to reach Nandi Hills is the Bangalore airport 60 km away from Nandi Hills.
- Nearby railway station to Nandi Hills is Chikkaballapur 9 km away from Nandi Hills.
- By road means you can catch regular buses from cities like Nandigrama, Bangalore, and Chikkaballapur to Nandi Hills. You can reach by your own vehicles also.