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Nandi Hills Travel Guide: Best 1-Day Trip from Bangalore!

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Nandi Hills Travel Guide – We had planned this trip for quite some time! All of us being minimalists, we’d calculated every penny for the trip. Each bus/cab ride, fuel prices on our chartered car, even the coffee prices! After all, Bangalore is expensive .

Well, not everything by our trip outlines. But that’s just how traveling is. What fun is it when a journey goes with perfection anyway? But with my Nandi Hills experience , here’s everything to know about visiting Nandi Hills without hustle – thus Nandi Hills travel guide .

Nandi Hills is one of the top things to do in Bangalore. This post has everything you need to know about visiting Nandi Hills – things to do in Nandi Hills, timings, itinerary, trusted booking resources, and extra expenditures.

This Nandi hills travel guide is lengthy, help yourself with this table of content below.

Table of Contents

Nandi Hills Travel Guide – Tourist timings and rates

Let’s begin with all the things a visitor should know before traveling – the timings, entry fee, and what to expect during the pandemic.

  • Nandi Hills Timings – The Nandi Hills is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm on all days of the year.

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Is Nandi Hills open during the lockdown?

Nandi Hills travel guide – Yes, Nandi Hills is open for visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic as of July 4th, 2021. It shouldn’t be a problem to visit the hills as long as you wear your masks and avoid crowds.

Yet it’s best to stay updated on it. Not long ago, people were gestured to leave Nandi Hills as it started to crowd up on a weekend.

Take your precautions and it’s best to visit on non-peak days for safety.

Best time to visit Nandi Hills

The best time to visit Nandi Hills is early morning . To experience the beautiful sunrise, be there by 6:30 am. The gates to Nandi Hills open at 6. But be an hour earlier to avoid long waiting lines.

The hills being a very popular spot, it’s hard to find a spot for your vehicle to park (or even go up). When we visited, the gates were still shut.

We’d made it there by 5 am and we were in front of the queue. But even being there early at 5, there were already a dozen bikes and cars ahead of us before the gate. While we waited for an hour till 6, the queue of vehicles kept piling up behind us.

  • How much time does it take to visit Nandi Hills?  It takes 2-3 hours to experience the Nandi Hills sunrise at the top, walk around the gardens, and explore some historic places like the Tipu Summer Palace.

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Nandi Hills Entry Fee

The entry fee for Nandi Hills cost Rs 175 when we visited including the car parking.

The prices on most sites haven’t been updated, but the prices have hiked a lot since GST. The cost for entry has almost doubled in 3 years. Here are the updated prices:

  • 2 wheelers  – It costs Rs 30 for 2-wheeler parking.
  • 4 wheelers – Car park by the bus stand for 4 members costs Rs 125 and Rs 150 for 5 members in a car. It costs Rs 175 for car parking on the Nandi Hills hilltop.
  • Autorickshaws – It costs Rs 70 to park by the bus stand and Rs 80 on the hilltop.

Source: AsiaNet News

Even with the hike in prices, the number of tourists visiting Nandi hills every morning keep increasing, hence making parking space harder to get.

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Accommodation at Nandi Hilltop

The KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Department) manages the guest houses at Nandi Hilltop called the Hotel Mayura Pine Top. It’s the perfect spot to stay for those visiting Nandi Hills. For a weekend getaway, I’d recommend staying here considering its decent reviews on Booking.com.

Moreover, the prices are reasonable ranging from Rs. 2000 – 3500 per night considering the popular location and facilities. Check for pricing for your dates on Booking.com below:

However, this is the only available as the tourism department manages the accommodation at the top. But with so many people visiting, there are many other stays available at the foothills of Nandi. Though at the foothills, they offer various facilities like camping, fires, cycling, and trekking. One such popular eco-resort here is the Discovery Village Nandi Hills.

Nandi Hills Travel guide: Things to Carry

This Nandi hills travel guide isn’t complete without mentioning stuff to pack! There isn’t much to bring along, but the visits in the morning get cold. Here are some things that’ll come in handy.

Things to Wear

Since visiting Nandi Hills is lesser than a one-day trip, there aren’t many essentials to carry. But the first thing I’d recommend bringing along is a jacket (or anything to keep you warm).

Here are things to wear when visiting Nandi Hills in the morning:

  • Beanie cap (or something to cover your head)
  • Sports shoes

On the safer side, bring a waterproof jacket – the chilly atmosphere forms water droplets on your clothes. When it’s cold the place gets way too chilly then. Within an hour on the hills and all our heads were wet.

Also, it’s better to wear sports shoes or any footwear with a grip. Apart from the view bridge being slippery at times, the hills that you’ll walk on around the hills are smooth to stride upon.

  • Here’s another article on Bangalore to check out:  Ultimate Bangalore Itinerary for 2 days

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Things to Pack for Nandi Hills

Absolutely nothing! The only things you’ll need on this trip are:

  • A water bottle
  • And a camera.

A water bottle is sufficient for an early morning visit to Nandi Hills. Some blogs included items such as sunscreen. Unless you’re staying up there till late morning, it isn’t necessary.

We didn’t have a professional camera with us. But bring one along, the sunrise view is breathtaking in the chilly mornings. The shadows of the trees make it cooler (or spooky!).

  • Another article on Bangalore to check out:  Visvesvaraya Museum Bangalore – A splendid 1 Day Visit!

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Visiting Nandi Hills from Bangalore

Nandi hills are 50-60 km from Bangalore in the district of Chikkaballapur. It’s only 43 km from Yelahanka, the edge of Bangalore – where I live – and only 38 km from Kempegowda airport. It takes around 1 to 1.5 hours to reach Nandi Hills by car

While the car is the best way to get to Nandi Hills, here are some ways to reach Nandi Hills.

Nandi Hills travel guide: How to go there?

Most people visit Nandi Hills from Bangalore. And the hills being popular, there are many ways to get to Nandi Hills:

  • Take a bus to Nandi Hills.  Get a bus from the majestic bus stand (KSRTC) directly to Nandi Hills. Or take a connecting bus from Chikkaballapur. Majestic is 60 km away and it shall take 2 hours to reach Nandi Hills.
  • Drive/Hire a cab. This is the best way and safest way to get to Nandi Hills. Use services like Klook , Zoomcar, or Ola rentals to rent a car for the round trip, it’s cheaper than hiring a cab.
  • Ride your bike! Most take bikes up to Nandi Hills. The ride up the hills is a sweet journey for bike riding enthusiasts. Some folks go for rental scooters like Vogo or Bounce to visit the hills. However, the rides can get dangerous during peak hours.

We booked a car on Zoomcar. You’ll need to search for a bit to get the best prices. It’s 20% off on Klook car booking to Nandi hills now. Check it out!

For cabs, you can also get them at the Kempegowda airport and reach the hills within an hour.

Taking a private vehicle is better than a bus as it’s impossible to visit early in the morning by bus. The first bus to Nandi hills leaves at 8:30 am.

nandi hills sunrise picture, beautiful hill sunrise view

Driving from Bangalore

Driving from Yelahanka, Bangalore wasn’t a problem. We were up early and on the highway NH44 a few hours after 12. Since we had time, we detoured, visiting the Kempegowda airport – thus spending more time and fuel than mentioned on this Nandi Hills travel guide.

Anyway, driving to Nandi Hills isn’t a problem, but driving up the hills is challenging with the traffic around.

Lucky for us, one of our friends was an experienced driver. For those into amateur driving, it’s best to hire a driver. Nandi hills isn’t a place you want to be messing around with when it comes to the roads. Though the narrow roads are wide for enough 2 vehicles, people drive crazy in the morning on the curvy uphill paths.

My friend who was driving had one hand on the steering wheel and the other on the gear the whole time.

Many people ride bikes here and for early morning rush hour, I decided that car’s the best way to visit Nandi hills.

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Places to visit in Nandi Hills by walk

Nandi Hills Travel guide : All the places here are within walkable distances. When you wander the hills, you’ll find all these spots by yourself.

Here are all the places to visit in Nandi Hills by walk :

  • Sunrise View Point
  • Sunset View Point
  • Nandi Temple
  • Nandi Hills Park
  • Tipu Summer House
  • Amruth Sarovara Pond

Take a stroll around the hills, you’ll visit all of them. In fact, I didn’t know about these places before I began writing this post.

nandi hills trip, amruth sarovara pond

We didn’t get down to the Tipu Summer House but do visit it. The summer house is down the hill from the Sunrise viewpoint side, it has grand scenic views of the sunrise.

  • Sunrise and Sunset Viewpoints : While there’s a sunset viewpoint on the other side of the sunrise viewpoint, the sunrise is way better. It has a bridge made for the view.
  • Nandi Temple : It was easier to refer to the Nandi temple but there are other temples on the hills. The Nandi Temple is the one that’s behind the sunrise viewpoint. Some other temple names I looked up are Shri Verrajaneya, Maheshwara Temple, Ksheera Nadhi Moola, Bhramashram. There are many more as you walk along the road in their own devoted spots.
  • Nandi Hills Park : This park’s right at the center with beautiful greenery. The morning vibes while walking through the park is absolutely worth the visit. Take your time and wander everywhere through it. However, look out for the signs that don’t allow you to walk over some spots.
  • Tipu Summer House : We weren’t aware of the Tipu Summer house’s existence at the time. It’s a bit of a walk and you should visit it!
  • Amruth Sarovara Pond : You’ll find this while walking through the park.

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Things to do in Nandi Hills

Most from Bangalore go for the drive and early sunrise in Nandi Hills. But with its popularity, so has its tourism that promotes living close to nature. There are resorts with various activities like camping, trekking on other hills, paragliding, and cycling.

However, these aren’t the main attractions of Nandi Hills. For those visiting from outside, you can find these activities anywhere else in the world.

Go for simple accommodations at reasonable prices and explore Nandi Hills and places nearby yourself.

More pictures of Nandi Hills!

Forgive me for this, but I just had to share the rest of the pictures – there were so many of them! Not that they were great clicks, but they had to be on this Nandi Hills travel guide :)

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My skin started to get dry due to the cold. It was so cold it took an effort to stand still for a picture!

Nandi Hills Sunrise pictures through the trees

nandi hills sunrise through trees

Nandi Hills travel guide: One morning is sufficient to make this visit. The reason, why everyone in Bangalore is hyped about Nandi Hills, is because it gives most a moment of fresh air – a minute away from their busy lives. Every person has their own experience to share.

Some go for the sunset and most for the sunrise.

We prefer taking a car, most prefer motorcycles. But there are the cool ones who even wish to cycle or trek Nandi Hills! It’s all about how you go. If you have a cool experience to talk about, comment below.

Look at this monkey that got up on our car when we were leaving :) Have a great day.

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  • Nandi Hills: The Hidden Gem In The South That Proves Not All The Best Places Are On The Map

23 Mar 2023

They say ‘the best places are often off the map’, and we don’t deny it at all. Discovered by tourists over the years, Nandi Hills in Karnataka is the perfect testimony to this and has become a famous holiday spot now. Though, surrounded with breathtaking views, spectacular attractions, and surreal experiences, this place is still a tiny hidden gem located in the south.

Top 6 Reasons For Visiting Nandi Hills

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Ideal for both a quick getaway and a long refreshing escape, Nandi is an absolute paradise to be in. But, if you’re still wondering if you should visit it or not, scroll down and take a look at everything from why you must visit the best places to see because you surely wouldn’t want to regret later.

  • This place is drop-dead gorgeous
  • It is just a road trip away from Bangalore
  • It is home to the site from where Tipu Sultan used to get his prisoners pushed off
  • All the prominent dignitaries like Queen Elizabeth II, Mahatma Gandhi, and more have enjoyed a stay here
  • You can visit this place at any time of the year
  • Every view is worth a thousand Instagram likes

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Best Time To Visit Nandi Hills

weather in nandi hills

One of the best things about this place is that it can be visited at any time of the year. All you’ve got to do is pick a date and pack your bags. However, if you’re looking for the ideal weather, then plan your trip between October to May , since the temperature during this time ranges from 10 to 40 degrees Celsius. The remaining months, which are June to September often receive moderate rainfall, which keep the hills drenched throughout the time. Therefore, whenever you are planning to pack your bag for an exciting trip you can consider the places to visit in South India and if you are fond of travelling to hill stations then there is no other choices than choosing Nandi hills. Besides that, Nandi Hills weather can be enjoyed throughout the year.

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How To Reach Nandi Hills

nandi hills by road

Being a small hill station in Karnataka, this place can be reached by all modes of commute, i.e. by air, train, and road, but not directly except by road. If you’re wondering how to reach Nandi Hills from Bangalore , well, the nearest airport is Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore from where you can hire a cab or taxi.

If you wish to experience the train journey, then the nearest station where you can deboard is Chikkaballapur from where both buses and taxis are available. But, if you’re looking for a short road trip, you can cover the distance of 60 km between Bangalore and Nandi by driving yourself.

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Getting Around Nandi Hills

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The hill station has both auto rickshaws and taxis, which you can use for commuting within the city. However, the best way to witness its beauty in all its glory is to explore it on foot. If you’re coming by car from Bangalore to Nandi Hills , then you don’t need to worry, since you can go about in your private vehicle.

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6 Places To See In Nandi Hills

Here are all the fabulous places to visit in this nature’s delight. Though there aren’t any specific Nandi Hills timings , these places have opening hours of their own that you need to keep in mind before visiting.

1. Tipu’s Drop

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.

Ideal Duration: 1 hour Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:30 AM

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2. Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

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. Its beautiful complex set up at the base of the hills boasts a spellbinding architecture, which makes a visit to this place worth a dime and your time. This is amongst the most interesting places to visit on a Nandi Hills trip . 

Ideal Duration: 1 hour Timings: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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3. Tipu’s Summer Residence

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 and ceilings. This place is definitely a must-see on your trip.

Ideal Duration: 1 hour Timings: NA

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4. Brahmashram

brahmaashram

The cave was used by then Sage Ramakrishna Paramhansa for meditation, and now has become a popular tourist attraction. If you’re more of a peace seeker, then this place near Nandi Hills in Bangalore is the perfect spot to visit for rejuvenating your mind, body, and soul.

Ideal Duration: 2 hours Timings: NA

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5. Amrita Sarovar

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The Amrita Sarovar is a major source of water supply near the Nandi region. These perennial springs had formed what is known today as the Lake of Nectar, a stunning spectacle that you cannot miss out on your Nandi Hills trip in Karnataka. The shimmering waters of this pristine lake are a must visit after sundown when the moon and stars light it up!

Ideal Duration: 1 hour Timings: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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6. Muddenahalli

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Muddenahalli happens to be a tiny village located just 7 km from the Chikballapur district in Karnataka. The village houses a memorial dedicated to M. Visvesvarayya, a famous artist of Mysore. It also has a very popular museum that has a wide collection of writings, paintings, and photographs of him on display. You can also find the ancestral home of M. Visvesvarayya right next to the museum. Located alongside the museum is his samadhi that is a humble reminder of his great contribution to Indian art. Apart from these, one should also check out places like the Anjaneya Temple, Baanathi Bande, and Antharagange located close by.

Ideal Duration: 2 hours Timings: Throughout the day

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3 Things To Do In Nandi Hills

If you think all that this place has are tourist attractions, you’re mistaken. There’s also a lot of adventure that awaits for you. The following are the best things to do in Nandi Hills :

cycling in naqndi hills

Be it biking or cycling, the spectacular landscape, terrific terrain, and the majestic altitude makes it a top thing to do in the hills. We can vouch that paddling amidst the breezy ambience of the hills would surely turn out to be the most soul-satisfying experience of your trip.

Suggested Read: 15 Top Hill Stations In Karnataka To Rejuvenate Yourself

2. Take a walk along the hills

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While there’s so much to see and do in Nandi, the best experience to have is to take a stroll on the walkway along the hills in the morning or evening. You would not only get to witness charm of the town, but also capture the beauty of nature with your eyes at its best.

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3. Paragliding

paragliding in nandi

Being amongst the few places in the state, Nandi offers an extraordinary flying experience to travellers of all kinds. Paragliding amidst the lush green hills and serene valleys, you’d definitely have the time of your life. Just make sure, you have checked the weather beforehand and scheduled your flight accordingly.

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Top 3 Hotels In Nandi Hills Near Bangalore

Nandi Hills has some amazing and super cheap accommodation options to ensure you have a comfortable stay and a relaxing holiday.

1. Nandi Hills Resort

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Surrounded with natural beauty in all its glory, this place one of the best Nandi Hills hotels that offer a true experiential stay. Luxury, comfort, and hospitality aren’t just words for them to impress their guests, rather attributes that are quite visible in their services.

Price: NA TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5 Location: Nandi Foothills, Nandi Hobli, Chikkaballapur Taluk & District, Chikkaballapur, Karnataka Website | Reviews

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2. Nehru Nilaya

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Image Source Absolutely ideal for a budget stay in Nandi Hills, accommodation at this place is offered by the Horticulture Department as per the guest’s needs. The rooms feature the old-world charm, have homelike comfort, and are spacious enough irrespective of whether it’s a cottage or a suite.

Price: INR 1,000 and above (double-sharing and depends on the room type) TripAdvisor Rating: 2.5/5 Location: Nandi Hills, Karnataka Website | Reviews

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3. Mount Palazzo

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If you’re looking for good hotels near Nandi Hills , then Mount Palazzo is the perfect place to stay. Nestled amidst picturesque hills, this hotel offers the best of hospitality and comfort for making your holiday memorable. From indulging in various indoor games to savouring their chef’s delectable cuisines, there’s a lot at this place that would pamper you.

Price: INR 1,999 and above (double-sharing) TripAdvisor Rating: 3/5 Location: 42/1 Karahalli cross, Nandi Hills Main Road, Devanahalli Taluq, Bangalore, Karnataka Website | Reviews

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10 Tips For Visiting Nandi Hills

  • While you can visit this hill station at any time of the year, it is best to avoid a holiday during the monsoon.
  • If you come across monkeys or stray dogs, avoid feeding them anything.
  • 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.
  • Try and get back to your hotel by 6 PM since it gets dark quite early.
  • If you’re traveling along with your family, keep a watch at your kids as most of the roads have very steep edges.
  • Don’t forget to carry your camera as there are a lot of picturesque places in Nandi.
  • If you’re driving to Nandi via your own car, prefer parking it at the parking (taxi or bus stand) and walk all the way up to the hills as it is more convenient and time-saving.
  • To avoid crimes, mostly all the places are closed for tourists around 6 PM. So, make sure you plan your itinerary accordingly and do not wander on the streets after that.
  • If possible, try and wake up early so that you can witness the beautiful Nandi hills sunrise .

Further Read: 35 Things To Do In Gokarna To Escape The Monotony Of Life

Nandi is a gorgeous place near Bangalore, and needless to say it is worth traveling to all the way for a refreshing holiday experience. So, don’t think further and get ready to head out on the road not taken! Book your trip to Karnataka right away and experience sheer bliss amidst nature.

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Frequenly Asked Questions About Nandi Hills

What is the best time to visit Nandi Hills?

The best time to visit Nandi hills is from March to May. In the winter months the temperatures are low and if you don’t mind the chill October till February is also a good time to be in Nandi Hills.

What is famous in Nandi Hills?

Nalli Hills is an ancient hill fortress in the southern India and is a famous and lovely hill station.

Is Nandi Hills Safe?

Nandi Hills, located in the Chickmagalur district of Karnataka is a perfectly safe place to visit in India.

How much time can we spend in Nandi Hills?

One can spend all day exploring Nandi Hills in the spring and summer months. PIcnics are a popular activity there.

Is Nandi Hills open at night?

The Nandi Hills remain open from morning 6AM to 10PM at night.

Are cars allowed in Nandi Hills?

You can drive up to Nandi Hills in your private cars. The parking fare for two wheelers is INR 15 and for four wheelers in INR 60.

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Acquiring the name from the tall statue dedicated to the deity Nandi built on the hilltop, Nandi Hills is a hill station that has gradually been discovered by visitors over the years. Now a famous weekend getaway for the residents of Bangalore, it was also the place where Tipu Sultan sought to escape the heat of the plains and the din of battle.

Situated at a height of 4,851 ft above sea level, all the prominent dignitaries like Queen Elizabeth II, Mahatma Gandhi, and more have enjoyed a stay in Nandi Hills. It is scattered with monuments and shrines featuring majestic pillars and beautifully carved arches with intricately painted walls and ceilings. Being a hidden gem surrounded by enthralling views of hills and valleys ,  a convoy of weekenders travel here in the early hours just to catch a glimpse of the sunrise from atop.

The weather here is pleasant throughout the year but the best time to visit these hills is between September and May since the roads could be slippery and difficult to climb up during the remaining monsoon months. It is best if you are on the hilltop before sunrise since afternoons can be sweltering during summer. So plan your trip early in the morning at around 5.30 AM to catch the beautiful sunrise. The Nandi Hills remain open from morning 6 AM to 10 PM at night. 

This Nandi Hills guide will help you plan out every aspect of your trip, adding to the overall experience of the place and making it an absolute paradise to be in. 

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How To Reach Nandi Hills? 

At a distance of 210 km from Mysore, 166 km from Mandya, 80 km from Kolar, 75 km from Tumkur, and 61 km from Bangalore, there are several ways to reach Nandi Hills. You can easily get there by all three means of transport—road, rail, and air. As single-person entry is not permitted, make sure you go with at least one companion. If you are travelling solo, talk to and join another group before heading to the ticket counter.

By Air 

Situated at a distance of about 33 km from Nandi Hills, the nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport which caters to both domestic and international tourists. Hereinafter, you could take a bus from here to Nandi Hill.

Situated at a distance of 9 km from Nandi Hills, the nearest railway station is the Chikkaballapur Railway Station from where you could take a cab or a bus to the destination. Additionally, Bangalore Railway Station is the major railhead that is well-connected to all prominent cities of India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. 

By Road 

Government buses regularly commute from Nandigram, Chikkabellapur, and Bangalore to Nandi Hills. Visitors can also hire a cab or self-drive but would have to park their individual vehicles at designated places at the foot of the hills. The parking fee for four-wheelers is INR 60 and for two-wheelers is INR 15. There are also buses and other transport provided by the Nandi authorities which is a better arrangement as you get to avoid traffic on the road uphill.

By Local Transport

Although most sites in Nandi Hills are best explored on foot, taxis, as well as autorickshaws, can be opted for by tourists to travel within the city. All buses leave from Bangalore’s central bus station, Kempegowda Bus Station (KBS) locally known more commonly as Majestic. 

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History Of Nandi Hills

Previously the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, these hills are reminiscent of his reign. The Tipu Sultan trail is a famous historical attraction here known for the most well-known spot, Tipu’s Drop, a 600 metre-high cliff that was used to execute prisoners during his reign. Tipu’s Summer Residence is another must-visit attraction, named by Tipu himself as the Rashk-e-Jannat, translating to ‘the envy of heaven’.

Home to quite a few temples, you must visit the Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple in the Nandi village which is dedicated to Shiva and his consorts Nandi and Parvati.

Places To Visit And See In Nandi Hills

Here are eight places to visit during your trip to this nature’s delight. Although Nandi Hills does not have specific timings, these places have their own timings that you need to keep in mind before visiting.

1. Tipu’s Drop

Located on a hilltop on a cliff that lies 600 metres above the elevated ground, Tipu’s Drop is one of the oldest and most famous tourist attractions in Nandi Hills. This place is known for being the cliff from where prisoners were pushed off the cliff as a punishment for their crimes. It is believed that the sound of the rustling leaves is the screams of the inmates who were pushed off the cliff. A must-visit for nature lovers, it gives a sense of peace and satisfaction away from the hustle of the city. You can get a picturesque view of the entire city from the hilltop. It is open from 6 AM to 6.30 PM with an entry fee of INR 5 for Indian Nationals and INR 100 for Foreign Nationals.

2. Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Nandi Hills, Karnataka, India

Dedicated to lord Shiva, the Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple also known as Nandi Temple dates back to the 9th century and is one of the oldest temples in Karnataka. Situated at the base of Nandi Hills, it’s a beautifully designed work of Dravidian architecture with intricately detailed carving. Inside the main temple, wedding ceremonies are still conducted. Now, under the management of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), it is open for tourists to visit and explore the shrines. The timings of this place are from 6 AM to 7 PM and it has no entry fee.

Also Read: 10 incredible ancient temples to visit in India

3. Tipu’s Summer Residence

Initiated by Haidar Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan, Tipu’s Summer Residence referred to as Rashk-e-jannat is another popular place to see in Nandi Hills. A must-see on your trip, it’s built with wood and has beautifully painted ceilings and walls along with carved arches and pillars. It is open from 8 AM to 6.30 PM daily and has no entry fee.

Also Read: Tipu Sultan’s palaces: Visit the many homes of the Tiger of Mysore

4. Brahmashram

Used by the sage Ramakrishna Paramhansa, a devotee of Goddess Kali, for meditation, this cave has now become a popular tourist attraction and is among the places to visit here. If you’re seeking silence and solitude, then this place near Nandi Hills in Bangalore is the perfect place to visit for rejuvenating your body, mind, and soul. It is open from 7 AM to 7 PM every day.

5. Amrita Sarovar

A major source of water supply near the Nandi region formed by the perennial springs, the Amrita Sarovar, known today as the Lake of Nectar is a famous destination that you shouldn’t miss out on your Nandi Hills trip. The shimmering waters of this pristine lake make it among the popular places to visit for nature lovers. It is open from 7 AM to 7 PM every day and has no entry fee.

6. Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple

Built during the period of the Chola dynasty, this temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and is one of the popular places to visit. Said to be over 1,000 years old, it is situated atop the hill and has two  dwarapalakas  or guardian deities guarding the temple doors. The beautifully designed carvings in the interiors and the beautiful  kalyana mantapa  (marriage altar) attract a lot of tourists. It is open from 6 AM to 7 PM every day and has no entry fee.

7. Nehru Nilaya

Recently converted into a guest house by the Horticulture Department of India, Nehru Nilaya is the summer retreat of Sir Mark Cubbon, the Commissioner of Mysore situated in Nandi Hills at the time. The British architecture of this bungalow attracts many tourists. The location of this guest house makes it a beautiful place to either visit or spend the night. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden that is maintained by the Horticulture Department. The timings for this place is from 9 AM to 6 PM and it has an entry fee of INR 8 per person and the parking fees are INR 100 for cars while INR 20 for two-wheelers

8. Grover’s Zampa Vineyard

Located about 27 km from the base of the hill, the Grover Zampa plantation is a vineyard spread over a region of 410 acres. If you are fond of wine tasting you must stop here on your way from Bangalore to Nandi Hills or on the way back. The gentle breeze and tranquil setting will soothe your mind. A guided tour will introduce you to the nuances of winemaking.

You can also spot exotic avian species like puff-throated babblers, blue-capped rock thrush, Asian paradise flycatchers, and tawny eagles flying in and around this place. It is open from 10.30 AM to 5 PM. The basic individual package (includes vineyard tour, winery tour, and wine tasting) costs INR 767 for adults (above 20 years), INR 590 for children, and free for children below 10 years while a basic group package with more than 15 people (includes vineyard tour, winery tour, wine tasting, and grape stomping) costs INR 1,180 for adults (above 20 years), INR 590 for children and free for children below 10 years.

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Things To Do In Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills is not only famous for its tourist attractions but also for the adventure activities and other interesting things to do here. Here are three things you can do to get your adrenaline pumping:

Cycling on these hills is a complete adventure in itself. With its beautiful trees and the chilly early morning fog of the forests that lead to the top, you can have an unforgettable cycling or biking experience at these hills. Given the terrain, landscape, and majestic altitude, many cyclists from Bangalore ride to Nandi Hills in the early hours of the day as the highways are emptier and the sun isn’t out yet. 

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2. Trekking

While there’s so much to see and do in Nandi Hills, it is also a famous trekking spot. There are several trek routes, through the Nandi hill for beginners and experts. Beginners can work their way up through a simple rustic route while mid-level trekkers can trek up a strenuous route to Channarayana Hills. For extreme enthusiasts with a passion for challenges, there is a multi-terrain trek circuit through rivers, grasslands, rocky ways, and paved roads. Not only will you get to witness the charm of the town, but you also capture the beauty of nature during your trek.

3. Paragliding

Nandi Hills offers an extraordinary paragliding experience that has been attracting many nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Just make sure, you have checked the weather beforehand. The timings for paragliding are from 8 AM to 1 PM every day and it costs INR 3000 for tandem (a 20 min flight with a professional flying along with you) and INR 15,000 for individuals (includes a 5-day training and from the third day onward, you can fly by yourself).

Animal Migration In Nandi Hills

These hills are an amazing winter destination for migratory birds from the Himalayan region. Tiny warblers from the Himalayas are the main attraction for bird watchers here. Besides, you can also spot some exotic birds of Nandi hills like the Nilgiri wood-pigeon, puff-throated babbler, white-cheeked barbet, gray wagtail, oriental magpie robin, Indian paradise-flycatcher, orange-headed thrush, ashy prinia, pale-billed flowerpecker, purple sunbird, etc. This is among the best places to visit for bird watching close to the city.

Crow, Brahminy kite, black kite, ‎jungle mynah, and common mynah are some of the common birds found here.

Blyth reed warbler, booted warbler, pied warbler, and olive-backed pipit are some of the migratory species that can be found in and around Nandi hills during the winter season.

Food In Nandi Hills

There are a number of restaurants and food stalls in and around Nandi hills that serve popular cuisines. You will find local dishes such as  bisi bele bath, kesari bath, akki roti, dosa, idli, vada, sambhar, uppittu, etc.,  along with traditional and local sweets like  chiroti, Mysore pak, etc ., here. The local chaatis a must-try here. For a wider range of dishes, you will have to travel to nearby cities like Bangalore. 

Resorts Near Nandi Hills 

Having earned a reputation as a popular weekend getaway, Nandi Hills gives you the opportunity to experience some outstanding views from the top. Here are three of the best resorts around Nandi Hills to enjoy your time off.

1. Discovery Village Resort

Located in Chikkaballapur Taluk, Discovery Village Resort is among the most sought-after nature resorts in Nandi Hills, as it is run on the concept of ecotourism. If you love being surrounded by refreshing greenery, there is no reason why you wouldn’t enjoy a stay at this resort. It’s perfect for spending time with friends and family members or colleagues in the lap of Mother Nature. Adorned with customisable facilities, it embellishes itself in different shades of green. Apart from air-conditioned cottages that guarantee a seamless stay amidst nature, there is a wide range of fun activities too.

Amenities:  Rappelling, Survival Camping, Trekking, Zorbing, Manicured Lawns, Multi-Cuisine Restaurant.

Price:  Starting from INR 3,000 per night

Distance from Bangalore:  62 km

2. Mount Palazzo Resort

Located at a distance of 42 km from Bangalore, Mount Palazzo is one of the best resorts in Nandi Hills if you are craving an escape from the bustle of city life. It has a large outdoor swimming pool and well-appointed rooms making it ideal for a comfortable stay. You can indulge in fun and make lifelong memories here with your family or friends. To enhance your time here further, you can refresh your taste buds at the on-site restaurant, Spice and Spirits with their wide range of mouth-watering delicacies.

Amenities:  Indoor and outdoor games, outdoor swimming pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, banquet, fitness centre, and bonfire

Price:  Starting from INR 2,100 per night

Distance from Bangalore:  42 km

3. Silver Mist Club & Resort

Located in Sultanpet village, Silver Mist Club & Resort is a popular resort in Nandi Hills known for combining top-notch services and world-class amenities. In addition, if you are a foodie, you will enjoy the food made from the vegetables grown in their kitchen. 

Amenities:  Cycling tours, trekking, bird watching, farm activity, indoor games, restaurants, and hillside locations.

Price:  Starting from INR 2,500 per night

Distance from Bangalore:  54 km

Best Food Joints Near Nandi Hills

  • Indian Paratha Palace
  • Nandi Upachar
  • The Olives Multi-Cuisine Restaurant
  • Falcon Greens
  • Motor City Cafe
  • Tribal Cafe

Best Time To Visit Nandi Hills

While Nandi Hills might be considered one of the best weekend getaways from the city of Bangalore and you can visit them throughout the year, you should visit them during the months of October to February.

How To Travel Better In Nandi Hills?

The best way to travel in and around Nandi Hills is on a cycle, as it is eco- as well as budget-friendly. A wonderful place for nature lovers with scenic views, one can definitely enjoy a pleasant ride here. If possible, try to wake up early so that you can catch the legendary hills’ sunrise. 

Here are a few tips to help you travel better during your visit to Nandi Hills:

  • When travelling with family, you should make sure to keep a watch on your kids as most of the roads have very steep edges.
  • Don’t forget to carry your camera as there are a lot of picturesque places in Nandi.
  • To avoid crime, most places are closed to tourists after 6 PM. So, make sure you plan your itinerary accordingly and do not wander on the streets after that.
  • Avoid feeding monkeys or stray dogs.
  • Nandi Hills has been declared as a plastic-free zone, so avoid littering here.

Why Should You Visit Nandi Hills?

Nandi Hills is a gorgeous place for mountain lovers, adventure lovers, and all those looking for a pleasant getaway over the weekend. It is worth travelling to and one of the best places to visit for a quick, refreshing holiday experience before you need to go back to your routine. Be it for a get-together with family and loved ones, just a group of friends, or a corporate day out, you will enjoy your visit as it has amazing views to offer. Surrounded by lush green hills and grounds, there is a lot of entertainment, adventure, and places to visit in and around these hills. So, don’t think any further and start planning your trip to the Nandi Hills right away to experience sheer bliss amidst nature.

Nandi Hills is a well-known hill station located near Bangalore at a height of 4,851 ft. These hills are scattered with places to visit such as monuments and shrines featuring majestic pillars and beautifully carved arches with intricately painted walls and ceilings. Being a hidden gem surrounded by enthralling views, a convoy of weekenders travel here in the early hours just to catch a glimpse of the sunrise from atop.

Yes, Nandi Hills are among the places to visit for a quick getaway and is also a famous escape from the heat of the plains.

There are two theories behind the name for Nandi Hills: one is because the hills resemble a sleeping bull and the second is because of an ancient, 1300-year-old Dravidian-style Nandi temple which is situated on this hill and one of the noteworthy places to visit at Nandi Hills.

There are many places to visit and activities that one can do at Nandi Hills. They arezipLine, trekking, rappelling, paintball, nature camping, paragliding, cycling, biking, and trekking.

The weather here is pleasant throughout the year but the best time to visit Nandi Hills is between September and May since the roads could be slippery and difficult to climb up during the remaining monsoon months.

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Nandi Hills

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Nandi Hills Overview

The secure hill fortress of Nandidurg or famously known as Nandi Hills is a getaway not too far from the bustling city of Bengaluru. Situated in the small district of chickballapur, it is isolated from the busy city. This tranquil place was once a strong base of the Ganga dynasty. Dating all the way back to the eleventh century, this place is rich in culture and heritage. The sunset and the sunrise viewpoint have attracted people far and wide. This place gets its name from the sleeping bull-like structure of the entire hill, entitling it to the celestial bull Nandi, thereby Nandi Hills. Nandi hill This place is said to have been the summer retreat for Tipu Sultan, a ruler of Mysore. Task-e-Jannat was the name of this architectural marvel. The exquisite Islam architecture with a pleasant pink interior brings back the feel of the olden era. Elegant pillars and usage of wood in the construction are unique to the Islamic designs of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. Nandi Hills stood still while the rulers clashed and the land finally came into the hands of the British Bureaucrats. This place was then turned into a summer retreat for all the Britishers.  The High altitude facilitates fabulous views of the world below. The elevation also brings the clouds closer. The breathtaking view of the sunrise and sunset amidst the clouds is one of the main reasons people flock to this place. The elevation again facilitates the growth of exotic varieties of plants. Elevation which in turn causes pleasant and cool weather all year round. Horticultural activities have increased rapidly ever since. The climate of the hilltop facilitates the growth of exotic flowering plants. Exquisite untouched nature increases the tranquillity of the place. Nandi hill timing One can easily reach this place by a couple of hours of drive from the city. Nandi Hills provides a hill station getaway experience with balanced nature and cultural involvement. Pure untouched nature makes the entire hill in picturesque mode all year long. The cool temperature and peaceful environment is the kind of experience people look forward to while traveling to this place. Apart from the viewpoint, Nandi hills are known for diverse flora and fauna accompanied by temples and monuments of historical importance. Temples and monuments scattered amidst the hill are a perfect balance for the landscape.  From a religious point of view, the hill has temples dedicated to Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple is a thousand three-hundred-year-old temple that has clear inscriptions that relate it to the Chola Dynasty. Back in its glory, Nandi hills were called Anandagiri of the Hill of happiness. The temple is at the top of the hill that stretches 1,478 m by height.  The architectural marvels and precise carvings were done to decorate the temple are quite a sight. Nandi hill weather Nandi hill weather is unique climatic conditions at the hilltop due to abundance of clouds has supported various unique flora and fauna. From exotic eucalyptus in the canopy to arabica coffee in the undergrowth, pure nature is left untouched. Pleasant climatic conditions also attract exotic birds. The pleasant climatic conditions have enabled a quite strong population of Aves. Pied Thrush, Indian Blue Robin, Orange-headed thrush, and Asian paradise flycatcher are the unique birds that call these trees home.  Peregrine Falcon is one of the rare birds that have been sighted here. The pill millipedes and uropeltidae snakes are quite the common sighting.  Tipu’s drop is a scenic window with a dark history that talks about prisoners being pushed to death due to their offenses. The serene waters of the Amrita Sarovar are quite a sight. The stepped well-based finish adds up the essence of the place. These places give their share of the experience. The Brahmashram is an ancient cave that is nestled on the hillside and was said to have been the place used by the Ramkrishna Paramhamsa.  Resorts near Nandi hills All the above-featured places are just some of the many untouched places in this hill fortress. All that Nandi Hills has to give is more than that can be expressed in words. The distance and accessibility to this place are also one of the main reasons for crowded weekends. Experiencing delicious food in restaurants is something one must not miss during this trip. The time-lapse from the Kings to British rule to the modern city, Nandi Hills has seen it all. This very phenomenon of the time and how it shaped an old fortress can be clearly seen here. It is truly an exhibition of history that shapes the world today. From large halls for the kings to the premiere bungalows for the generals, the sculpture of history has been carefully carved. Nandi hills have a window that overlooks the world below but is often blocked by fluffy clouds. The Wavy roads have attracted bikers as well. Resorts near Nandi Hills is the popular one amongst the neighboring hills like Skandagiri and channagiri.  All in all, food, nature, old palaces/ winter houses, temples, monuments, rivers, and many more make this place a must-visit.  Places to visit near Nandi hills Apart from the tranquil nature and peaceful vibes of the olden monuments, Nandi hills have some secret trails for the adventure seekers as well. Narrow muddy trails that wade through the thick vegetation to rocky slopes, Nandi Hills has it all. Trek trails usually being on stairs usually end up in the Sultanpet village. The trek route is moderate and quite easy in fact. Stairs are present for most of this trek. Camping and paragliding are some other activities offered here.  Places to visit near Nandi Hills is said to be the origin of  Arkavathy, Ponnaiyar, Palar, Papagni, and Penna Rivers. Although these rivers still flow to this day, they are not as clean and neat as they used to be. These rivers have become victims of urbanization and other factors. The source of these rivers is also a sight one must not miss during the visit to Nandi Hills. Most of these rivers were a major source of water supply to the cities and farms nearby. Although most of the rivers have become thin trickling streams, conservation of them is very important. Rules and respective measures to protect these pristine waters are delicately taken care of by the government.

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Tipu's drop.

Tipu's Drop

A visit to Tipu’s Drop is certain to leave you with chills. Apart from the scenery and the ascent, however, it was used by Tipu Sultan to punish his prisoners by throwing them off the top of the hill which was quite spectacular. Although this site is now safe and fenced with barricades, it is nevertheless an attractive attraction.

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

One of the oldest temples in the neighbourhood is Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple. It is an example of superb artistry and craftsmanship, despite its ancient stature. The temple's walls and interior have remarkable metalwork and stone gravures. The building has massive columns, and Lord Shiva and his famed consort – Nandi and Parvati – is dedicated to the temple.

Brahmashram

Brahmashram

On the side of a steep hill in Nandi Hills is this ancient cave Brahmashram. The cave's history is thought to have been used for meditation when it was in the Nandi Hills by the renowned priest- Ramkrishna Paramhamsa. It is not only a beautiful destination to view but also a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural tranquilly of the area.

Amrita Sarovar

Amrita Sarovar

You are in Nandi Hills due to its natural and man-made splendour, if you visit the Amrita Sarovar is a must. The spring is permanent, with steplike structures and arches on four sides. For the residents of Nandi Hills since time immemorial, Amrita Sarovar, or Lake of Nectar, has been a source of freshwater.

Camping

Camping is a favourite activity among young people visiting Nandi Hills. In contrast to city life you can set up camps in concrete buildings where you can spend the night under the stars. You can camp at the foot of Nandi Hills or even visit high peaks where campsites often take place. They are very popular.

Trekking

You can't go to Nandi Hills without checking off one of its many trekking paths if you are an adventure enthusiast and prefer to spend your weekend effectively. The verdant hills, the exuberant rainforests and the magnificent views provide for some lovely walks. The day walk to Horagina Betta and the trip to Channagiri were among the most popular excursions.

Tipu Sultan's summer resort

Tipu Sultan's summer resort

The Sultan’s summer resort is named Tashk-e-Jannat, precisely referring to the 'envy of the sky.' You may taste the history and the life of Tipu Sultan by visiting his summer resort. It is also a marvel of architecture in the area and a terrific time to spend the day at Nandi Hills.

Paragliding

Paragliding

Without trying your hand to paraglide, you can't visit Nandi Hills. You can try gliding just in a couple of sites in the country. This is one of the most attractive activities you can do when you are there, including gliding in lush green valleys and mountains. The height and the beautifully constructed bike paths make it the perfect area to enjoy cycling alone or with company.

Village Studio Resort and Spa

Village Studio Resort and Spa

Village Studio Resort and Spa is the best place to visit hereYou will have a spa, massage, well-equipped room or a delicious meal in this property. The hotel is suitable for you. It's the perfect destination to enjoy your vacation in the best possible manner. It is a peaceful and welcoming resort in the Nandi Hills which provides inexpensive luxurious treatment and facilities. You will have the opportunity to enjoy their well-appointed rooms, bathrooms and their pool on the premises.

Pomona Farm

Pomona Farm

You should plan a stay at Pomona Farms if you wish to explore the actual natural beauty of Nandi Hills. It's a single floor lodging among lush vegetation and unspoilt environment, surrounded by several acres. There is a swimming pool, free Internet and more, all modern facilities on the site including the parking lot. You will have the opportunity to enjoy their well-appointed rooms, bathrooms and their pool on the premises.

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Banbanjara staff were not only friendly but also knowledgeable about the region. Their enthusiasm for hot air balloon racing and the city itself added an extra level of excitement to the ride.

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The positioning of the resort is very picturesque. Waking up to a glimpse of Nandi Hills is a treat for one’s soul. Pictures can’t convey the majestic landscapes that encircle this undisclosed treasure.

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Kudos to BanBanjara for striking the best stability among adventure and comfort. From transportation to properly-guided treks, every aspect changed into meticulously deliberate, presenting a seamless and enjoyable revel in.

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Nandi Hills also called Nandi Durga is arguably the most popular weekend destination for the city crowd of Bengaluru. The rivers North Palar, South Pennar, Chitravathi, Arkavathi and Papaghni take their birth at Nandi Hills. It has been under the control of Paleyagars of Chikkaballapura, Tipu Sultan, Marathas and finally the British. It was called ‘ Nandigiri’ in the ancient inscriptions. The bracing air and serene environs of Nandi Hills, perched at an altitude of 4850 feet above sea level, provided the British and Tipu Sultan with an idyllic summer retreat. The weather at the hills is pleasant throughout the year and here, you can take leisurely strolls. Adventure sports lovers can try their hand at parasailing. An ideal trekking destination, the prominent places which can be visited from Nandi hills are to the north-west-Channakeshava Betta (4762 ft), south-west Brahmagiri (4657 ft), north, Skandagiri (4749 ft) south the steep precipice and the well at the bottom called “ Shravana Tirtha. ”

Why visit Nandi Hills: Historical Significance:  It is believed that the fort walls here were built by the Paleyagars of Chikkaballapura and later strengthened by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. It was under the Maratha control for some time. The precipice to the south-west has the name “Tipu’s Drop”, which is believed as the place where prisoners condemned to death were pushed down to the valley below. At the centre of the plateau, a big water pool has been dug out and a rectangular stone structure is built for the storage of water. The pool is named “Amrit Sarovar.”

Temples in Nandi Hills: Two ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva are located in the Hills. The Yoganandishwara Temple on top of the Nandi Hills has the architecture of the Chola style. The garbhagriha entrance of this temple has decorative brass covered doors and dwarapalakas (door keepers) on either side. It is said that these doorkeeper images were the gifts of Krishnadevaraya, the Vijayanagara ruler. Located in a village Nandi Grama near to Nandi Hills is the Bhoganandishwara Temple. The original temple belongs to a period prior to the 9th century A.D. with later additions during Chola, Hoysala and Vijayanagara periods. In this Bhoganandishwara temple complex, there are two separate garbhagrihas in one straight line, with separate Nandimantapas. Of these Nandimantapas, one has a little garbhagriha also. The temple to the north is dedicated to Lord Bhoganandishwara and the southern one to Lord Arunachaleswara. The exquisite stone fringes in them display ornate workmanship and artistry.

Tippu’s Summer Residence : Remains of a small two-story building, used by Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan can be seen on top of the Hills.  A pond and a garden are nearby.

Parks & Play areas: Nandi Hills has a garden/play area for families and kids to relax and play.

Sunrise : Sunrise on top of Nandi Hills is captivating. Aim to reach before sunrise time to enjoy the view.

Food: A line of eateries are available on top of the Hills and caters to your culinary needs. Several shopkeepers and sellers also cater to the requirements of the visitors. More restaurants can be found on the highway en route to the Hills

Points to note: Beware of monkeys trying to snatch food. Also, traffic restrictions may be enforced during busy weekends. Visitors may be required to park at the base of the hill and avail shuttle buses to reach the Hills. Otherwise, you can drive up to the parking lot and climb your way to the top.

How to reach Nandi Hills: Nandi Hill is best reached in a private vehicle or taxi from Bengaluru, 60 km away. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru is just 35 km from the hills.

A visit to Nandi hills can also be clubbed with a visit to Muddenahalli (birthplace of Sir M Vishveshwarayya) 20 km from Nandi Hills, Devanahalli Fort (25 km), Ghati Subramanya temple (30 km) and Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple (15 km).

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Places to stay near Nandi Hills:   KSTDC- Mayura Pine Top is the only hotel that has accommodation on top of Nandi Hills. One has to reach before 05:00 pm for an overnight stay, booking can be done through the site www.kstdc.co

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Nandi Hills in Bangalore: One of the Best Travel Destinations

Budget Hotels > Travel Blog > Destinations > Bangalore > Nandi Hills in Bangalore: One of the Best Travel Destinations

Once Tipu Sultan’s summer retreat, Nandi Hills is one of the best places in India for hiking and bird watching. On the hill, there are temples that date back to the Chola period, which makes it an ancient place in India. Nandi Hills is a popular weekend getaway in the Bengaluru area. The area of Bandi Hills is a source of abundant rivers, which include the South Pennar, North Palar, Arkavathi, Chitravathi, and Papaghni.

Talking of the past, there were many kings and kingdoms that ruled the Nandi Hills. Some of the famous ones include the Marathas, Tipu Sultan, Paleyagars of Chikkaballapura, and the British. Formerly, the Nandi Hills were known as ‘Nandigiri,’ and it functioned as a summer getaway for the Tipu Sultan and British owing to its excellent air and serene surroundings at an elevation of 4850 feet.

When it comes to the weather, it is good all year, allowing for leisurely strolls and other activities for thrill seekers. There’s no doubt the fact that Nandi Hills is an excellent hiking location and, of course, an aesthetic place to travel. What makes it a popular attraction are the adjacent places such as Brahmagiri, Channakeshava Betta, Skandagiri, and the cliff known as “Shravana Tirtha,” which is worth seeing.

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History of Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills is a historical site, which was also known as Task-e-Jannat. It offers an architectural marvel that was allegedly used as a summer retreat by Tipu Sultan, a Mysorean king. Nandi Hills was a passive witness to battles between monarchs before surrendering to British bureaucratic power. After capturing control, the British turned it into a popular summer retreat of their kind.

Perched at a high altitude, the Nandi Hills location offers an exceptional view of the world below, the elevation forming an intimate link with the encircling clouds. The attractiveness of this location is heightened by the breathtaking spectacle of sunrise and sunset under billowing clouds, which is a strong pull for aficionados. The high topography not only promotes the growth of different exotic plant species but also creates an exquisite atmosphere characterized by continual coolness and pleasantness, fostering a rise in horticultural initiatives.

This ideal hilltop environment has given home to a blossoming assortment of gorgeous floral plants, and the region remains unspoiled primarily, adding to the area’s inherent serenity. As a result, this ancient place has become a shelter for individuals seeking refuge in the midst of nature’s untainted majesty.

Why Visit Nandi Hills?

Nandi Hills is undoubtedly one of the most popular hill stations near Bangalore but there are a number of other reasons why you should definitely visit this beautiful attraction.

1. Historical Significance

The first reason to visit Nandi Hills Bangalore is its historical significance. The fortification walls situated at this specific location were initially erected by the Paleyagars of Chikkaballapura, with subsequent reinforcement undertaken by both Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan.

Following a brief period of control by the Marathas, the southwestern precipice gained the appellation “Tipu’s Drop,” serving as the reputed site where individuals condemned to death met their demise by being forcefully propelled down into the valley below.

Positioned at the heart of the plateau, an expansive water reservoir known as “Amrit Sarovar” is surrounded by a carefully crafted rectangular stone edifice designed for the purpose of water storage.

2. Ancient Temples

In the Hills, there stand two venerable temples devoted to Lord Shiva. Perched atop Nandi Hills, the Yoganandishwara Temple exemplifies the distinguished Chola architectural style. Noteworthy features include intricately adorned brass-covered doors at the garbhagriha entrance, flanked by dwarapalakas (doorkeepers), rumoured to be bestowed by Krishnadevaraya, the Vijayanagara ruler.

Meanwhile, nestled in the village of Nandi Grama near these hills, the Bhoganandishwara Temple, originating from a period preceding the 9th century A.D., underwent subsequent enhancements during the Chola, Hoysala, and Vijayanagara eras. Within the Bhoganandishwara temple complex, a captivating layout unfolds, with two distinct garbhagrihas aligned in a seamless trajectory, accompanied by separate Nandimantapas.

One of these Nandimantapas boasts a diminutive garbhagriha as well. The temple to the north venerates Lord Bhoganandishwara, while its counterpart to the south pays homage to Lord Arunachaleswara. Noteworthy are the exquisite stone fringes within, showcasing a masterful blend of ornate workmanship and artistic finesse.

3. Sunrise, Parks, and Play Areas

Nandi Hills location provides an expansive and carefully designed garden and recreational space strategically curated to cater to the diverse needs of families and children, offering an idyllic setting for relaxation and an array of engaging activities to enhance the overall experience. At Nandi Hills, witness the awe-inspiring sunrise at the summit of Nandi Hills, ensuring that you savour every moment of the captivating panoramic view that unfolds before you.

A multitude of diverse dining establishments positioned atop the elevated Hills, as well as numerous culinary options dotting the journey along the highway leading to the Hills, enthusiastically attend to the varied and sophisticated gastronomic preferences of discerning visitors.

Tips for Visiting Nandi Hills

Bicycles are the best way to explore the magnificent terrain of Nandi Hills, a decision that not only accords with ecological concerns but also shows to be economically wise. This lovely location, which caters to nature lovers’ tastes, provides a perfect environment for a relaxed and pleasurable riding journey.

To truly immerse oneself in the exceptional ambience, it is best to start the journey early in the day, allowing for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the glorious dawn that blesses the undulating crests of these renowned hills.

Travel tips for a smoother visit to Nandi Hills:

  • Keep a close eye on your kids due to steep roads.
  • Bring your camera to capture scenic spots.
  • Plan activities before 6 pm to avoid closed areas and enhance safety.
  • Refrain from feeding monkeys or stray dogs.
  • Respect Nandi Hills as a plastic-free zone by preventing litter.

Best Time to Visit the Hills of Nandi?

A top weekend getaway from Bangalore, this hill station is enjoyable year-round, but the best time to visit Nandi Hills is from October to February.

How to Travel to Nandi Hills?

Nandi Hills, located 210 kilometres from Mysore, 166 kilometres from Mandya, 80 kilometres from Kolar, 75 kilometres from Tumkur, and 61 kilometres from Bangalore, provides a variety of transit alternatives, including rail, road, and air. Because single-person admittance is prohibited, make sure you go with at least one buddy. If you are covering this Nandi Hills distance alone, join and integrate with another group before going to the ticket desk to provide a shared and richer experience.

Buses run by the government transport passengers from Nandigram, Bangalore, and Chikkabellapur to the scenic Nandi Hills. While tourists have the choice of taking these public buses or hiring private transportation, those who choose the latter must park their automobiles in specially designated places at the base of the hills. Furthermore, Nandi authorities provide alternate transit choices, such as buses, which are a more advantageous arrangement because they avoid the obstacles created by traffic congestion on hilly roads.

The Kempegowda Foreign Airport, located around 33 kilometres from the scenic Nandi Hills location, is a bustling centre catering to the different demands of both local and foreign travellers. Following your arrival at this well-located airport, a convenient and well-organized bus service will carry you to the picturesque destination of Nandi Hill, providing a smooth and enjoyable journey.

3. By Train

The nearest train station, Chikkaballapur train Station, is located around 9 kilometres from the magnificent Nandi Hills and provides a handy starting point for your excursion. From this station, one may quickly get to the final destination by taking a cab or taking a bus. Furthermore, the city’s principal rail hub, Bangalore Railway Station, serves as a substantial nexus with an enormous network that closely connects significant towns across India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata.

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Activities to do in Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills Bangalore is renowned for its tourist spots and offers exciting adventure activities. Here are three thrilling things to do:

1. Trekking

Nandi Hills Trek has a range of hiking possibilities for hikers of all skill levels. Beginners can take a more straightforward route, while intermediate trekkers can take on a more difficult journey to Channarayana Hills. Extreme hikers can choose a multi-terrain walk that includes rivers, meadows, rocky pathways, and paved roads. Regardless of the route, you’ll enjoy the charm of the town and capture the beauty of nature on your journey.

2. Paragliding

Nandi Hills offers exhilarating paragliding from 8 am to 1 pm every day. Tandem trips with an experienced pilot cost INR 3000 for a 20-minute flight. Individual packages start at INR 15,000 and include a 5-day training program that allows you to fly solo by the third day. Check the weather forecast before embarking on your Nandi Hills paragliding excursion!

Biking across these hills is a thrilling experience. The visual grandeur of the woods, along with the early fog, makes for a beautiful riding experience. Because of the deserted roadways and milder weather, many Bangalore bikers like to go to Nandi Hills in the early hours.

Main Attractions in Nandi Hills

Explore beautiful destinations and places to visit near Nandi Hills on your ecstatic journey. While Nandi Hills itself doesn’t have set hours, each of these places has its own schedule, so be sure to check before you go.

1. Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

The Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, also known as the Nandi Temple and devoted to Lord Shiva, is one of Karnataka’s oldest temples, dating back to the 9th century. This Dravidian architectural masterpiece is located at the base of Nandi Hills and has elaborate sculptures.

2. Brahmashram

The cave, once used by the sage Ramakrishna Paramhansa for meditation, is now a popular tourist attraction near Nandi Hills in Bangalore. Open daily from 7 am to 7 pm, it’s an ideal spot for those seeking silence and solitude to rejuvenate their body, mind, and soul.

3. Tipu’s Summer Residence

Tipu Sultan finished what Haidar Ali started – Tipu’s Summer Residence, also known as Rashk-e-jannat, is a must-see in Nandi Hills. The beautifully painted ceilings, walls, arches, and pillars adorn the wooden building. It is open every day from 8 am to 6:30 pm and does not charge admission.

4. Amrita Sarovar

Visit Amrita Sarovar, a lovely lake with clean waters near Nandi Hills. It’s a must-see for nature enthusiasts, and it’s open every day from 7 am to 7 pm with no admission price.

5. Nehru Nilaya

The Horticulture Department of India presently manages Nehru Nilaya, formerly Sir Mark Cubbon’s summer hideaway in Nandi Hills. It is a renowned tourist site due to its British architecture and lovely surroundings. During your visit or overnight stay, take in the magnificent garden managed by the Horticulture Department.

6. Grover’s Zampa Vineyard

Grover Zampa is a 410-acre vineyard located 27 kilometres from the hill’s foot. Consider stopping by on your route to or from Nandi Hills if you love wine sampling. The peaceful setting and pleasant air provide a relaxing experience. Take a guided tour to learn about the subtleties of winemaking. You may encounter exotic species such as puff-throated babblers, blue-capped rock thrushes, Asian paradise flycatchers, and tawny eagles while exploring.

Q. What is the Nandi Hills location famous for?

A. Nandi Hills, located near Bangalore, is a prominent hill station at a height of 4,851 feet. It has monuments and shrines with magnificent pillars, delicately carved arches, and gorgeously painted walls. Weekend visitors seeking captivating vistas flock to this hidden jewel, with many coming early to catch the beautiful dawn.

Q. What is the best time to see Nandi Hills?

A. The Nandi Hills weather is pleasant all year, but it is preferable to visit Nandi Hills between September and May because the roads can be slick and difficult during the rainy season.

Q. How high is Nandi Hills in feet?

A. Nandi Hills, standing at 4850 feet above sea level, offered a peaceful summer getaway for the British and Tipu Sultan, with its refreshing air and tranquil surroundings.

Q. Is it safe to go to Nandi Hills by scooty?

A. Yes, a scooter can climb the Nandi Hills location in Bangalore if it is properly maintained. Also, it is safe to go to Nandi Hills by a scooter.

Q. Is Nandi Hills safe for kids?

A. The Nandi One trek offers a safe and enjoyable adventure for kids, featuring hopping boulders and stunning views. It’s a one-day trek lasting 4-5 hours, with plenty of opportunities for kids to explore and have fun. Keep an eye out for diverse flora and fauna along the way.

Q. Do Nandi Hills have hairpin bends?

A. The Nandi Hill journey is a scenic adventure on a twisting road with stunning city views. Don’t forget your camera to capture the fantastic sights along the way.

Q. What is the distance from Bangalore to Nandi Hills?

A. The distance from Bangalore to Nandi Hills is 61.2 km which takes around 1.5 hours to reach.

Q. What are the Nandi Hills timings?

A. The Nandi Hills are open to the public from 6 am to 6 pm. It is recommended to reach the location early in the morning to enjoy the stunning views of the Nandi Hills sunrise.

Q. Are there any waterfalls near Nandi Hills Bangalore?

A. Muthyala Maduvu, Chunchi Falls, Shivagange Falls, Hogenakkal Falls, and Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta are some of the famous waterfalls near Nandi Hills Bangalore.

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Nandi Hills & More | YOUR One Day Trip Guide from Bangalore!

tourist places nandi hills bangalore

Last updated on August 14th, 2023 at 06:07 pm

Nandi hills is a favourite destination for Bangaloreans for one day trips! We add few more places to make it more intersecting for you!

One Day trips from Bangalore 7 is the seventh in the series of day trips to places around Bangalore.

These day trips are easy to do, will break the monotony of city life and can be considered as a weekend breaks around Bangalore. They will also provide a nice outing to family to tourist places around Bangalore.

This time we will take you to Nandi hills and beyond…….

You must be wondering all these days why we did not cover Nandi Hills, Bangaloreans’ perennial favourite for day trip? We have been there countless times. By all modes of transport – Bus, car, motorcycle and Bicycle! It is always fun to go to this hill. Albeit crowded these days. But if you know the right time to be there, you will enjoy it.

Read on and we will tell you all…..Here we present you with a plan for a one day trip to Nandi hills and much more than that….

The Circuit

Route map –  Bangalore – Nandi Hills – Bhoganandishwara temple – Muddenahalli – Devanahalli Fort – Bangalore

Total Distance – 139 KMs

7 AM – Depart from home. Those who are in North and East Bangalore, it is easy to hit Airport road. For those of us staying in South Bangalore you have to either wade through the city or go via NICE road and exit at Tumkur road. Take the first available U Turn and then turn left at Peenya junction and continue on Outer Ring Road till you reach Airport road.

8 AM – You can have your breakfast in  India Paratha Company  or  Nandi Upachar or Srinidhi Vaibhava on the highway.

9 AM – Depart for Nandi hills. Drive on the highway for few kilometres and then turn left at the prominent signage. Drive on the good road and follow the signage. As you start climbing the hill, the road turns curvy with few hair pin bends. Make sure you drive safe.

10 AM – Arrive at Nandi hills. Spend two hours exploring the hills – Tippu Drop, Shiva temple, the birth place of Arkavathy river, Cubbon house – the British bungalow built for Lord Cubbon, check out few viewpoints – The KSTDC restaurant has some fabulous views.

A panoramic view from the top of Nandi Hills ( Picture Courtesy – Mahendra Patnaik )

12 Noon – Depart from the hill and come to Bhoga Nandishwara temple in Nandi village. A lovely temple built during Vijayanagar period – 16th century -, it is a photographers’ paradise. The huge Temple tank and surroundings are peaceful. Appreciate the sculptural heritage of the temple.

Panoramic view of temple tank of Bhoganandishwara temple ( Photo Courtesy – Nicolas Mirguet )

1.30 PM – Depart temple. You can have lunch in many Dhabhas/restaurants at the junction where the road climbs up to the hill from the highway. The food is quite decent.

3 PM – After lunch drive to Muddenahalli for a quick stop over at Sir M Vishweshvariah’s ancient home which is now turned into a nice museum. An icon of modern India, Sir MV as is fondly called was awarded Bharataratna in 1955.

Sir MV’s ancient house. Now converted into a museum.

4 PM – After visiting Muddenhalli, if you are not tired, pay a visit to Devanahalli fort. This is the place where the great Tippu Sultan was born. A majestic fort with gateways and bastions, it still has Tippu and Hyder Ali’s houses maintained in good condition. The temples inside the fort built during Vijayanagara period have lovely sculptures. Spend an hour exploring the fort.

Entrance to Devanahalli Fort

5.30 PM – Depart for Bangalore

Travel Tips

a) It is good to be there in Nandi Hills early in the morning when there is no rush. Sunrise at Nandi Hills is an experience. But you can expect large crowd during weekends in the morning.

b) Nandi Hills will get crowded during weekends. Our recommendation is to avoid going there on weekend if you want a quiet outing.

c) Expect rash driving by motorcyclists on the hill road. Be aware of few drunken youths as well.

d) Bhoga Nandishwara temple at the foothills and Venugopala Swamy temple inside Devanahalli fort are fine specimens of Vijayanagara style of Architecture. Talk to the priests of these temples for interesting stories.

e) Make sure you have a good cap. Sun will be harsh in the afternoon.

f) Avoid going to the edge of the hill for clicking pictures with valley in the background. Many have lost live when they lost balance and fell from the hill.

g) Sunrise from October till June is a lovely experience. Weekends are good times to go if you don’t want to experience crowds.

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All About Nandi Hills, Bangalore (3 Routes Explained)

All the Bangloreans in the house, you’re going to love this blog. If you have heard about the Nandi Hills but haven’t been, this one’s just for you! Nandi Betta is one of the must-visit places around the city, and you can go to the place in different seasons. Sunrises, sunsets, and more. The hills have everything!

This guide highlights all the necessary things you need to know, including attractions, different possible routes, tips on how to avoid the crowd, and so much more. So, sit back and enjoy.

Complete Guide To Nandi Hills, Bangalore

Table of contents, about nandi hills, brief history, by climbing steps, the other route, best time to visit nandi hills, network availability, atm availability, languages spoken, parking availability, restroom facilities, where to eat, where to stay, paragliding, cycling/ motoring, sightseeing, watching sunrise/ sunset, hiking details, how to avoid the crowd in nandi hills, important things to remember, essential things to carry, frequently asked questions, related posts.

Nandi statue at Nandi Hills

Nandi Hill has several names, including Ananda Giri, Kooshmanda Giri, Nandi Durga, and more. The most prominent name, Nandi, is popular because the hill looks like a sitting bull. The hilltop also harbors a fort spanning 90 acres. The fort wall was built with large black stones with mortar, giving the complete structure an alluring vibe.

  • 9 & 10th Century: Ruled by Ganga Dynasty
  • 11th Century: Conquered by the Cholas. Yoganandeeswara Temple was built with the support of Raja Rajendra Chola and Kulottunga Chola
  • 11th & 14th Century: Ruled by the Hoysala & Vijayanagara
  • After Vijayanagara fell, local Palegars built a fort wall around the hill. It is also believed that they constructed Amrutha Sarvoara.
  • Sambaji, son of Shivaji, held the fort for some time
  • Hyder Ali from the Mysore Dynasty took over from the Marathas. During Tipu Sultan’s reign, the fort wall was strengthened. He built a bungalow to relax during the summer.
  • 1791: Lord Cornwallis ceased Nandi Hills and defeated Tipu Sultan’s aid, Latif Ali Baig
  • Sir Mark Cubbon, the commissioner of Mysore state, built a bungalow called Cubbon House on the hill, which used to be the summer residence from 1834 to 1861 .
  • 1914: The Dewan of Mysore state, Sir M. Vishvesraya, handed over the charge of Nandi Hills to the Mysore Government.
  • The current motorable road to the hilltop was constructed in 1923 .
  • In 1956, after the formation of Karnataka state, the hill station was handed over to the Department of Horticulture.

How To Reach Nandi Hills?

View of Nandi hills from road

Ideally, there are only 3 routes to reach the top of Nandi Hills. While the most popular one is the motorable road all the way to the top, the other two are the routes that can be done on foot by hiking.

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (Airport Code: BLR, 34 Km) is the nearest airport. From there, you can hire a cab and reach Nandi Hills by road.

Chikkaballapur Railway Station (Station Code: CBP, 23 Km) is the nearest railway station. Most of the trains from Bangalore stop for a few minutes here. From there, you can walk to the KSRTC bus stand (1 Km) and hop on a bus to Nandi Hills. You can also hire a tuk-tuk or cab.

Roadways are the most convenient option to reach Nandi Hills. The well-laid snake roads are awesome for a ride, loved by cyclists, bikers, and others alike. Personal transport is the best if you wish to see sunrise or sunset. If you depend on public transport, please note the timings and plan accordingly.

Bus timings to and from Nandi Hills hilltop are as follows:

  • From Majestic (platform number 10) to Nandi Hills: 8:30 AM (only one bus from Bangalore)
  • From Nandi Hills to Majestic: 5:30 PM
  • From Chikkaballapur to Nandi Hills: 7:40 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM.
  • From Nandi Hills to Chikkaballapur 8:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm
  • From the Bangalore Majestic bus stand, you can hop on a bus to Chikkaballapur and then take another bus to reach Nandi Hills and vice versa for your return.

Starting from the Sultanpete village , climb about 1000+ steps that will lead you to Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, painted red at the top of Nandi Hills.

Scroll below to learn more about the hike. 

Although the hiking starting point lies about 3 Km from the steps climbing route, this route is officially prohibited. There is a green color board kept by the Karnataka Forest Department highlighting that trespassers will be prosecuted. So, we didn’t hike via this route, and we recommend you avoid this route too.

View of Skandagiri Hills from Nandi Hills

You can visit Nandi Hills at any time of the year, and this quality sets these hills apart from several other hiking and trekking spots. Try to embark on your journey to the top on a weekday, as the place will be crowded during weekends and holidays. Just trust us and park for another day if you want to enjoy it in peace.

During the winter months, between October and January, the whole hilltop is covered in mist, and if you are lucky, you can see the sunrise over the cloud bed.

Being a popular tourist destination, a good network is available from Jio and Airtel.

ATMs are a bit far away from Nandi Hills. Digital UPI payments are accepted at both entry ticket counters and in all shops. Although cash is not required, we recommend you carry a few bucks with you.

The natives speak Kannada, and several people speak in Hindi and English.

Nandi Hills parking area

There is ample parking space available to park your vehicles at the top of the Nandi Hills. But be aware that you will be charged extra for parking.

There are restroom facilities near the Mayura Pine Top Restaurant, which is located near the glass bridge. We didn’t use the washrooms hence quite not sure about the cleanliness.

Finding eateries is not a problem at all. There are a few shops near the parking lot, the ticket counter, Nandini Milk Parlor, and the Mayura Pine Top Restaurant near the glass bridge. Numerous fine dining restaurants and cafes are at the base en route to the Nandi Hills.

Be aware of the notorious monkeys as they are ready to snatch your belongings and the eatables.

Hotel Mayura Pine Top is the only accommodation at the hilltop and is run by the Government of Karnataka. It has numerous rooms split into three complexes named Gandhi Nilaya (deluxe room), Nehru Nilaya New Block (double room), and cottages. The price differs on weekends and weekdays and ranges between INR 2,000 and INR 10,000. 

There are also other luxurious stays at the foothills. A few of them include JW Marriot , Mulberry Shades , Vama Retreats , and more. 

Things To Do At Nandi Hills

Nandi hills viewpoints

Soar high above the landscape and witness breathtaking views from the sky. Feel the rush of the wind as you take off, and your parachute carries you gently into the air. Glide gracefully and soak in the beauty of the world below. Capture stunning aerial views and make the most of this unique adventure, and as you gradually descend back to the ground, you’ll be left with a newfound appreciation for the adrenaline rush and the thrill of flight.

A tandem dive run by professionals with proper equipment and guidance is done from the hilltop. The price costs INR 3000 for a 5 min flight. Also, note that the activity is carried out only in favorable weather conditions. 

Embarking on a journey to the hilltop offers a range of exciting options for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you prefer cycling or motoring, you can choose your own adventure. Pedal your way or go vroom; just don’t forget to pace and enjoy the surroundings. Whatever your choice, the rewarding view at the hilltop awaits, offering a panoramic vista that will take your breath away.

Glass bridge viewpoint at Nandi hills or Nandi Betta

Explore every corner as it will unveil a new story and a unique experience. Tour the intricately designed temples that carry the aura of ancient times. Take in panoramic views from elevated viewpoints, capture the essence of the city’s landscape, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

Direction boards kept for navigation at Nandi Hills

Direction boards are kept at different spots that’ll guide you to all the significant spots.

  • Tipu Summer House
  • Gavi Veerabhadreshwara Temple
  • Nandi Pushkarini
  • Children Play Area
  • Origin of Palar River
  • Brahmashram
  • Tipu’s Drop
  • Sunrise Viewpoint (Glass Bridge)
  • Yoganandeeshwar Temple

Sunset at Nandi Hills, Bangalore

Witnessing the sunrise and sunset is a true spectacle. Whether you’re an early riser or a sunset enthusiast, the beauty of these natural phenomena will leave you mesmerized. 

While most of what you do is observe, witness, and soak in, with hiking, you can be a part of nature itself. Ascend on foot via one of the two hiking routes mentioned above (climbing steps – recommended). Enjoy breaking a sweat as you move to the top and conquer the hill. 

Distance to the base: 60 Km from Bangalore, 23 Km from Chikkaballapur

Cost: INR 20 for adults, Extra charges for parking your vehicles

Registration: No registration or pre-online booking is required.

Timings: 6:00 AM – 6 PM, Last entry at 5 PM

Duration: 2 hours to ascend and 40 mins to descend

Max Altitude: 4774 feet or 1455 m

Hike Distance: 2.5 Km approx (one way), 1700 steps approximately

Difficulty Level: Moderate – highly subject to your fitness level.

Terrain: Rocky steps and cement pathways

Hiking Route:

Nandi hills hike starting point

From the start of the trail, Sultanpete village , you can see the steps. Follow the steps for about 1 hour, crossing the Hanuman Temple, a couple of arches, a Nandi, and an open terrain until you reach the first fort entrance (as shown in the picture below).

Nandi hills fort

The slope beside the steps is an iconic sunset spot unknown to many visitors. 

Gavi Veerbhadreshwar Temple at Nandi Hills

The trail narrows for a bit until you reach the Gavi Veerbhadreshwar Temple. Walking past that, you can climb about 250+ steps, after which the red-colored Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace comes into the picture. That is the entry to the Nandi Hills while climbing via this route. 

Tippu Sultan fort at Nandi hills top

Explore around and descend on the same route.

  • Visit during the weekdays. Weekends and holidays are usually very crowded. Even if you start early, you’ll be struck by traffic, and the entire place will look like a carnival packed with people.
  • Stay at the KSDTC Hotel (Gandhi Nilaya and Nehru Nilaya) atop the Nandi hills. This is the best way to see the sunrise. This saves you the hassle of waiting until the gate opens and rushing to the hilltop.
  • Climb the steps from the Sultanpete village to reach the hilltop. It is a very less crowded route when compared to the most popular motorable route.
  • A guide is not required to hike the Nandi Hills.
  • The use of plastics and smoking is strictly prohibited. As a hiker, it is incumbent on you to be responsible and not litter. Collect and bring back the waste and dispose of it in dedicated bins.
  • There are numerous monkeys at the hilltop. But don’t worry, you can learn how to deal with monkeys .
  • There are no water sources en route while hiking. So ensure you carry some snacks and water before starting.
  • Ensure you carry at least 1 L of water per person.
  • Have your first aid kit handy.
  • Cap, sunscreen & sunglasses are essential to ward off the summer heat.
  • Carry a poncho or raincoat in case of rain.
  • A headtorch is necessary if you plan to hike during the golden hours.

Read the blog to know more about what we usually carry for day hikes .

Is a guide required for the Nandi Hills hike?

No, a guide is not required for people visiting the Nandi Hills. The trail is pretty much linear and a visible path guides you until the hilltop. The probability of getting lost is nill.

Is camping allowed at the top of Nandi Hills?

Camping is strictly prohibited in Nandi Hills. The only option is to stay at the Mayura Pine Top Hotel.

Can the Nandi Hills hike be done in a day?

Absolutely. Nandi Hills is a small hill that can be hiked within half a day.

Places to visit near Nandi Hills

Avalabetta, Adiyogi , Shivagange , and Gudibande Fort are a few places worth checking out.

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Nandi Hills, Bangalore

Visitor information.

  • Famous For: Tourism, Experience seekers, Photography and Trekking.
  • Entrance Fee: The entry fee to these hills is 5 INR for each person. Also, additional charges are there for parking services, which includes 15 INR for two-wheelers and 60 INR for cars.
  • Visiting Time: The entry to these hills remains open from 6am to 10pm.
  • Visit Duration: Visitors generally spend an entire day on these hills, to enjoy the wide range of activities available here.

There are only a few places on earth which provide an environment filled with sheer excitement and tranquility at the same time. The Nandi Hills located near the city of Bangalore is one such paradise for every traveler around the world. The breathtaking view and the entire trekking experience that you get here is matchless and quite popular among the residents of the city and its surroundings.

Nandi Hills

Traveller Tips

  • Make sure to carry a good amount of water to stay hydrated on the way, along with other supplies, such as packaged foods because there are not many food stalls on your way up to these hills.
  • Also, it is advisable to enjoy the different parts of these hills while the sun is still up. That is, majority of the visitors prefer leaving before night for better visibility. Therefore, you need to plan your trip accordingly .

Things to Do

  • There are a variety of activities to try and locations to explore in these hills for every traveler. The most popular activity seen around the different parts of these hills is cycling and paragliding . The entire landscape of these hills provides a very good environment for biking and cycling enthusiasts.
  • These hills are also the perfect location for exploring and trekking activities . There are different popular monuments and temples in these hills, which makes the entire travelling experience similar to a treasure hunt.
  • These hills also provide the perfect environment for enjoying a relaxing and recreating weekend with your friends and family, and to create some memorable travelling experiences with them.
  • Also, another popular attraction here is the sunrise view point , which is a splendid location for photographers and visitors to capture and relish the early moments of the day.

Availability of Guide

A large number of tour agencies in the city provide the option of hiring tour guides and translators. Also, several online websites and tour agencies include these hills in their tour packages.

Best Time to Visit

The best time of the year to visit these hills is from the month of August to March, since both the monsoon and winter season lies in this particular duration. Visiting these hills in this duration has several advantages such as better landscape, climate, etc.

Also, for those who prefer spending a calm and relaxing weekend during summers, these hills are the right location with a temperature near to 25 centigrade during this season.

Also, the best time of the day to begin your journey around these hills is early morning, because you would get to enjoy the mesmerizing sight of sunrise by visiting early.

How to Reach

These hills are well-connected to neighboring locations such as Bangalore and Chikkaballapura. These hills are located at a distance of 57.1km from Bangalore, and a distance of 18.1km from Chikkaballapura.

Also, these hills are located at a distance of 14.6km from Nandi Halt Railway Station, and at a distance of 34.5km from Kempegowda International Airport.

Interesting Facts and Trivia About Nandi Hills

  • These hills and its surroundings provide a profound spiritual experience, and there are several theories as to why these hills are named as “ Nandi “, which is the name of bull often referred to as the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The very first theory dates back to the Chola period, when these hills were called “ The Hill of Happiness “. Later, many more theories came into existence, and one of these theories explains the name of this hills as a result of its shape, which is similar to a sleeping bull.
  • These hills are home to a large variety of flora and fauna, which includes Eucalyptus trees, Nilgiri woodpigeons, falcons, millipedes and much more.
  • There are a number of tourist destinations in different parts of this hill, which includes the Tipu’s Drop, Tipu Sultan’s Fort, Nandi Temple, Gavi Veerbhadra Swamy Temple, Gandhi House, Brahmashram and the list goes on. Each of these popular locations have their own unique history and significance.
  • Also, these hills have a collection of water bodies supporting the life surrounding this hill, which includes several lakes and rivers. Among these, the Amrita Sarovar is a popular lake often visited by tourists.

Nandi Hills Bangalore

Nearby Attractions

  • Channagiri Hills
  • Nehru Nilaya
  • Nandi temple
  • Bhoga Nandishwara Temple
  • Nandi Hill Caves
  • Yoga Nandeeshwara Swamy Temple
  • Ganesh Temple

Nearby Restaurants

  • Nandi Food Court
  • The Olives Fine Dine Restaurant
  • Shree Hotel
  • Nandi Upachar
  • Indian Paratha Company

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Bangalore to Nandi Hills – A Complete 2023 Guide

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Nandi Hills is located in Chickballapur at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore. Being one of the most popular places to visit from Bangalore , Bangalore to Nandi Hills is the first trip planned by tourists. At an elevation of 4,849 feet above sea level, Nandi Hills in Karnataka state is one of gives you the most picturesque views. The Skandagiri hills and the Lepakshi Temple are some of the popular tourist attractions near Nandi Hills.

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How to reach Nandi Hills?

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Just at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore, visitors often drive to Nandi Hills. One can also find KSRTC/BMCTC buses from Bangalore to Nandi Hills from the Majestic bus station in Bangalore in the morning. Be aware that buses returning to the bus station from Nandi Hills are available only a few times a day. So make sure to check the timings before planning your day. The nearest railway station is the Chikkaballapur Railway Station. It is located at a distance of 9 km from the hills. The nearest airport is Kempegowda International airport at a distance of 35 km.

Nandi Hills opening time and entry fee

Nandi Hills opening time to the public is from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm every day. The entry fee per head is Rs. 10. A parking fee of Rs. 100 for car and Rs.20 for two-wheelers is charged.

Things to do at Nandi Hills

1. visit tippu drop.

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The Tippu drop sits at an elevation of 1968.5 feet above sea level. The spot promises beautiful views, but the history behind it is gruesome. History has it that prisoners during Tipu Sultan’s time were thrown off the hills to their death.

2. Nandi Hills Trekking

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Nandi Hills is a popular trekking location with some of the most beautiful trekking trails. Surrounded by the green hills and beautiful viewpoints, a trek to Nandi Hills is a must if you are a lover of the mountains. The trek covers about 1.5 km to the top and is simple enough. The trek up to the Channarayana Hill is considered to be of moderate difficulty.

3. Nandi Hills Cycling

Apart from trekking, Nandi Hills is also quite famous for its cycling trails. Many travel agencies provide group cycling activities along with people embarking on their individual trails. As the difficulty level of Nandi Hills cycling is about moderate, a basic level of fitness is necessary to complete this trip.

4. Nandi Hills Camping

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Camping activities are often organized at the foothills as well as the hilltop campsites. Tent stays, bonfires, indoor and outdoor activities are part of various travel agents’ camping packages. It also includes nature walks and treks through the hills, which are some of the best parts of the package. Camphalli is one such camping site in Nandi Hills.

5. Tipu Sultan Guesthouse

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The Tipu Sultan Guesthouse (named Tashk-e-Jannat) is a small 2 story building where the King and his ministers used to stay during their visits to the Nandi Hills during Summer. Constructed using brick and wood, the building has around 4-6 rooms. The building is in ruins now and it is not safe to venture inside. Visitors often tend to skip the guesthouse since it is not very well maintained. You can also find a small pond named ‘Amrita Sarovara’ close to the guesthouse.

6. Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple

Bhoga nandeeswara temple in Nandi hills from Bangalore

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore. It is situated at the foothills of the Nandi Hills and dates back to the early 9th century. Though the building of this temple was initiated by the Bana Queen Ratnavali, further modifications were done by the succeeding dynasties. The temple complex houses the Bhoga Nandeeshwara, Arunachaleshwara, and the Uma Maheshwara temples. You will also come across the Shringi Theertha, which is the temple pond. Built in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple imparts a sense of spirituality as well as mystery to the onlookers.

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Though the Nandi Hills at Bangalore is known to be one of the most visited tourist spots throughout the year, the best time to visit is from September to February. Nandi hills weather is very pleasent during early mornings and evenings and gets warmer towards the afternoon. Beautiful foggy mornings, where the entire journey up to the hills and the peak are covered by a blanket of fog, are a sight to behold. It is better to avoid visiting during the monsoon season since the slopes are slippery and outdoor activities may not be available. During the summer season, you can plan to visit early to witness the sunrise or in the evening as the morning and noon heat can be difficult to handle.

What to eat ?

You can find various eateries around the Nandi hills, from small tea shops or dhabas to resorts. Most of them serve traditional Karnataka-style cuisine and chaats. Dosas, idli-vada, bisi bele baat, and upma (khara baat) are the common foods that you can find around here. The Indian Paratha Palace, Sinchana Palace Restaurant, Tribal Cafe, Falcon Greens, and Nandi Upachar are some of the restaurants to look out for when visiting the Nandi Hills at Bangalore.

Where to stay at Nandi Hills

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You can find some great budget-friendly hotels and homestays around Nandi Hills. KSTDC Hotel Mayura Pine Top Nandi Hills and Eko Stay Villa are some good hotels with reasonable rates.

If you opt for resorts, Nandi Hills has its fair share of them as well. Village Studio Resort and Spa , Nandi hills Discovery Village Resort , Mount Palazzo Resort , Silver Mist Club & Resort, Clarks Exotica Resort, Angsana Oasis Resort, and Ignite – Chairman’s Jade Club & Resort are some of the popular options. With swimming pools, outdoor and indoor activities, great restaurants, and gym services, these resorts are the perfect choice for a relaxing vacation.

The Dacha Cabins and Nandi cottages close to the Nandi Hills offer great cottage stays.

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Tips to visit Nandi Hills

The Nandi Hills are well known for its beautiful sunrise, so plan your trip from Bangalore accordingly to witness this beautiful phenomenon.

Nandi hills opening time is from 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM.

Nandi hills temperature varies from 23-40 degree Celsius in summers and 10-32 degree Celsius in winters.

You will find armies of monkeys and stray dogs here, and they are harmless unless provoked.

It tends to get dark quite early, so its better to plan your return before sunset.

It is advisable to carry your meals since it could get difficult to find a proper meal at the top.

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How to reach Nandi Hills guide is right here! One can bring their private car or bike and take a road trip to the Hills. The roads to the top of the hills are excellent and can be covered by any vehicle chosen. Moreover, transportation by public bus or taxis is also possible here who will drop you at the bus stand or nearest possible location. The nearest metro city to Nandi Hills is Bangalore and gets most of the traffic from there. Apart from that, this pristine location is famous for budget travelers and they can be seen here from all parts of the country. Nearest airport to the location is Kempegowda International airport in Bangalore from where one can rent a bus, taxi or hire a private car. Moreover, the nearest railway station is Chikkaballapur which is approximately 19 km. After this, the roads connect well to the hill station. For a detailed description of How to reach Nandi Hills, the guide is briefed below for your convenience.

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Best Time To Visit

Best Time To Visit

We would not minimize the best time to visit Nandi Hills in any particular month because of its charming beauty that remains constant year long. The average temperature of the location remains around 20-24 degree Celsius which gives one a pleasant aura to relax, trek, hike, take a walk and chill easy.  Summer season makes the day heat up with high temperatures and this place can be avoided as most of the attractions get difficult to be covered up in the daytime. Apart from this, winters and monsoon are perfect to visit Nandi Hills for the welcoming ambiance, soothing views, mesmerizing sunrise, and sunset.  Over and above, we would say that Nandi Hills is a perfect getaway destination from Bangalore while offering natural beauty, the abode of clouds and lush green spaces to its visitors. This destination can be visited anytime, just wait for the next holiday. It would be great if one does not miss the opportunity to be here before the sunrise, any time of the year. Not just this, one can have great experiences here with activities like strolling in the woods, trek nearby regions, gaze the clouds, hike around, paragliding and feel the freshness on the face.  Weather will always be on a supportive side of this trip, and that is what is going to make your visit most amazing. So, don’t wait! Go and See! Popular Read:   10 Best Places to Visit in Nandi Hills

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Bangalore To Nandi Hills By Bus

Bangalore To Nandi Hills By Bus

The state bus Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) or BMCTC can be taken from Bangalore Majestic bus stand to Nandi hills. A distance of about 60 km needs to get covered to reach the destination. Apart from that, private buses can also be taken from here or near to the bus stand.

Kempegowda bus stand, also known as Majestic, is the beginning point where you get to board the bus. The first direct bus leaves at 8.30 AM after which some more depart from the stand whose details can be found out from the booking counters. One can reach at around 11 AM with this morning bus. If the direct bus has been missed, one can opt for connecting buses via Chikkaballapur.

It takes around 2 hours to cover the distance between Bangalore and Nandi Hills by bus. The traveling expense by bus is quite cheap and affordable. Around Rs.46 to Rs.50 has to be paid at the ticket counter to catch a bus for Nandi hills from Bangalore Majestic. If one wishes to return the same day, 2.30 PM and 4.30 PM buses are also available at local Nandi Hills stand. Click Here to Book Now:  Dolphin Island Singapore Tickets

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Whether one takes a cab, own car or rents a taxi, they are surely going to immerse in beautiful weather all the way with scenic views that just mesmerize the eyes and soul. With few stopovers to click pictures and enjoy tea/coffee in between, one will be spellbound with a road trip, either solo or with a group of friends.

The route is about 62 km via Bellary road and one can reach easy in 1.5-2 hours, depending upon speed, traffic, and the number of stopovers.

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Interestingly, Nandi Hills entry timings are marked at 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM every day. Moreover, it is advisable to reach early on weekends due to traffic and expected heavy crowd. The good part is that one gets to park their vehicles at designated places near Nandi Fort. Whereas tempo travelers and buses do not get this space. Must Read:  11 Best Resorts in Nandi Hills Also Checkout and Book:  Laguna Waterpark Tickets

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Nandi Hills can be visited at any time of the year for their beauty is beyond ordinary all the time. The Hills are usually visited in summer (March-May), when the temperature drifts between 23 to 38 degree Celsius. From June to August, the Hills receive moderate rainfall but driving on the roads might be a problem during this time. From September to February, winter season blossoms in the region and temperature lies between 10 to 20 degree Celsius.  Nandi Hills can be visited at this time as well.  The best time to visit Nandi Hills early is in the morning, around 5.30 AM, and witness the beautiful sunrise.

What is Nandi Hills famous for?

Nandi Hills is famous for its picturesque views and scenic beauty.  If you are lucky, then you will see a beautiful canopy of clouds formed out there in the vistas on your visit to the hills. Sometimes, the blanket of canopy gets so thick that one can hardly see anything else in the valley.  This popular holiday destination also offers certain outdoor activities, including paragliding, cycling, biking, and hiking. There are a number of popular tourist attractions, such as Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, Sri Bhoga Narasimha Temple, Gandhi House, Nehru Nilaya, Gavi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple, and Muddenahalli.  You can also shop for exquisite handicrafts and artefacts from the local market.  Apart from the above reasons, Nandi Hills also serves as the origin point of Pennar, Palar, and Akravati rivers.

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31. Maha Bodhi Society Temple

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33. Bangalore Aquarium

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1 km from city center 33 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

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34. Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple

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35. Venkatappa Art Gallery

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0 km from city center 35 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Located in the premises of Karnataka Government Museum, Venkatappa Art Gallery situated on Kasturba Road, Cubbon Park flaunts over 600 paintings. Named after the most famous artist of Bangalore city - K. Venkatappa, the gallery houses resplendent works of other renowned artists as well.

36. Vineyards in Bangalore

Vineyards in Bangalore

36 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Discover the magic of winemaking in the heart of India's tech city with vineyard tours in Bangalore. These picturesque vineyards in Bangalore offer not just scenic beauty but also a deep dive into the art of wine creation. Whether you're a connoisseur or just curious, a vineyard tour in Bangalore promises an experience that tantalizes both the palate and the soul.

37. Halasuru Someshwara Temple

Halasuru Someshwara Temple

3 km from city center 37 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Located in the suburbs of Halasuru (Ulsoor) in Bangalore, Halasuru Someshwara Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. Built in around the 12th and the 13th centuries by the Hoysalas, the temple is now managed and maintained by the Endowment Department of the Karnataka government.

38. Snow City

Snow City

4 km from city center 38 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Snow City is a unique, one of a kind amusement located in JC Nagar in Bangalore. Covered in artificial snow and generously sprinkled with snow animal sculptures, toys and igloos, the theme park is a popular destination for the city folks especially the kids. Besides, the park also has a plethora of swings and slide for the children and a gorgeous snow castle.

39. Big Banyan Tree

Big Banyan Tree

23 km from city center 39 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

The Big Banyan Tree or locally called as the Dodda Alada Mara is a 400 year old banyan tree in the village of Kethohalli near Bangalore. Sprawling over a vast 3 acres of land, the tree is one of the largest of its kind.

40. Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

2 km from city center 40 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Created in 1995 by B. N. A. Technology Consulting Limited, Hong Kong, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain is probably the most technically advanced and one of the biggest artificially created fountains in India. Located on T. Chowdaiah Road, the enthralling fountain has been based on multimedia technology, MIDI interfaces and hardware architecture.

41. Siddara Betta

Siddara Betta

82 km from city center 41 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Siddara Betta is a popular tourist attraction in the Tumkur district of Karnataka immersed in rocky boulders, temples and caves with an elevation of 1700 feet. The hillock is popular amongst trekkers and spiritual seekers alike, with one of the main attractions of the hill being the Lord Shiva temple enclosed in a cave that sees a fair number of devotees throughout the year.

42. Quad Biking

Quad Biking

45 km from city center 42 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Quad Biking in Bangalore can be experienced either near Kanakpura Road or near Nandi Hills with the help of a company Dirt Mania. These Quad Bike Rides can cost somewhere from INR 500 to 5000 depending upon the Track, Trail and the length.

43. Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta

Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta

47 km from city center 43 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta is almost 16 kilometres from the town of Kanakapura is a great trekking destination for a day trek. It is one of the highest hills in the neighbouring area and also houses a temple devoted to Lord Rangaswamy that is constructed under a large white granite monolith.

44. Avalabetta

Avalabetta

68 km from city center 44 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Avalabetta often called as “Nandi Hills without the crowd” is a perfect place to relish the same scenic beauty as the Nandi Hills but without the commotion. Standing on the top of the hill, you can witness the magical view of lush green trees and variegated rocky terrain which is spread out profusely.

45. Manchanabele Dam

Manchanabele Dam

30 km from city center 45 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Manchanabele Dam is built on the water of the tranquil Arkavati River. It is replete with cool and clear water and is also surrounded by lush green trees in small hills. The panoramic views of the sky and the earth can be best observed during sunrise or sunset.

46. Skandagiri

Skandagiri

51 km from city center 46 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

If you thought that trekking is an activity only to be done in the morning, you are certainly wrong. Skandagiri, a hilltown near Bangalore, gives you the opportunity to trek and explore the hills in the night while the moon is casting its light. Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga or Kalavara Betta is at an elevation of 1450 meters surrounded by the Nandi Hills. The hill has a ruined fort on the way which makes the night trek even more interesting by adding the element of horror. And the best part is that you can spend the night at the hilltop under the star. Not to forget the bonfire that is especially lit for the trekkers to sit around and enjoy the warmth.

47. Bananthimari Betta

Bananthimari Betta

51 km from city center 47 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Located at a distance of 3 kms from the town of Kanakapura near Bangalore, Bananthimari Betta is a twin hillock surrounded by lush green fields with patches of flowers and rocky surface in turns. The beautiful valley in between is laden with an emerald velvetine grass cover and through it flows the most quaint and beautiful stream ever.

48. Doddamakali

Doddamakali

84 km from city center 48 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Situated at a distance of about 132 kms from the city of Bangalore on 6 kms from Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp, Doddamakali is a living example of pristine rustic charm and idyllic sylvan setting. The place makes for an ideal weekend getaway away from the hustle bustle and chaos of the city amidst natural surroundings and euphoric atmosphere.

49. Devarayanadurga

Devarayanadurga

61 km from city center 49 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

Devarayanadurga or DD Hills which translates to “the fort of God” is a tranquil hill station located near Tumkur district in the state of Karnataka. Situated at an elevation of 4000 ft, Devarayanadurga is a perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore to live among the trees and visit the beautifully crafted temples.

50. Kanakapura

Kanakapura

51 km from city center 50 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

In the state of Karnataka a beautiful city is nestled amongst trees and rivers which is great for a weekend getaway. Kanakapura is rich in heritage and culture. This place is a hidden gem bountiful in greenery and waterfalls. A few days in this wonderful and picturesque place will leave you rejuvenate.

51. Ranga Shankara

Ranga Shankara

7 km from city center 51 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

If you’re the kind who prefers watching live performances over a drama, then this is the place for you. Situated in JP Nagar, this is one of the places to visit in Bangalore with friends where the theatre lovers head to catch up on some drama from across the globe. So, book those tickets and go enjoy a beautiful and affordable evening and get one of the best Bangalore experiences.

52. Smaaash, Bangalore

Smaaash, Bangalore

3 km from city center 52 out of 104 Places To Visit in Bangalore

If you've not yet visited Smaaash, you've been missing on a lot of fun. Smaaash is gigantic gaming and activity arena. Kids, adults, everyone will fall in love with this place the moment they step in. You can put your bowling skills to use, get lost in the world of VR Games, hop on the go-karts, shoot some hoops in arcade games, and what not. You can also unwind and grab a beer or two with your buddies. Tip: The prices here are towards the costlier side. Make sure to plan accordingly not to burn a hole in your pocket.

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