60 kms north of Bangalore is the summer resort referred to as Nandi Hills. Also identified as Nandidurga, it had been 1 of the summer season retreats of Tipu Sultan. The 1478-m higher Nandi Hills , will be the supply of the Penner,Ponnaiyar and Palar rivers. About the Nandi Hills are numerous more compact hills which can be visited on foot. Nandi Hills will get its title from an historical Nandi temple situated on this hill. This temple includes a thousand year outdated sculpture of Nandi. An historical lord Shiva and Parvati temple also adorns this hill. It's got a number of beautiful bunglows (made by Britishers) and amazing laid out gardens. The forests bordering the hills, are bountiful with flora & fauna
Tourist attractions in Nandi Hills
Tipu's Drop is an exciting spot that you can visit. It's a 600 metre higher cliff that is believed to used to push prisoners through the cliff. We recommend following Popular Sightseeing spots in Nandi Hills:
Tipu's Drop : This is a 600 m significant cliff face. It is believed that, condemned prisoners were pushed to their death here. On misty days when the wind wails in the trees, you can almost hear the blood-curdling screams of the prisoners as they met their gruesome end. But look down on a clear day and the view is inspiring.
Yoga Nandishvara Temple : This lovely Dravidian style Chola temple has an inscription of Sambhaji, Shivaji's son. The Dwarapalakas, the magnificent metallic figures are worth a visit here.
Amruth Sarovar : A wonderful water lake that brims with lucid water all the 12 months round. Arkavathi River Origin: Arkavathi River takes its birth on the south-west of the hill.
Muddenahalli : Muddena Halli, situated 21 kilometers from Nandi Hills, will be the hometown of Sir M. Visvesvaraya, the architect of modern Karnataka.The house of this genius is now a museum. Tippus Summer time Palace and Fort: During the Ganga period, the Chikkaballapur chieftains built a fort. Tippu strengthened it further and also build a rest house. This used to be Tippus summer season bungalow.
Bull Temple : The Bull Temple located in Bangalore, houses the 4.57 m superior and 6.10 m long image of Nandi, Lord Shiva's bull.
Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary : Bheemeshwari in Mandya district is an ideal place not only for the wildlife but also for people on a holiday spree.
Apart from these, there are other interesting places like Anjaneya temple, Nellikayi Basavanna, Antaragange, Baananthi Bande, Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple etc.-------
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Best time to visit Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills is a year-round destination to visit . The Nandi Hills experience pleasant and moderate temperate all the year through. The Nandi Hills is the perfect hill resort as the summer time temperature varies between 29 and 23 degrees. During the winters the temperature at the Nandi Hills hovers between 21 and 11 degrees.
How to reach Nandi Hills:
By Air : The nearest airport is Bangalore at a distance of 65 km.
By Rail : The nearest railhead is Chikkaballapur just 9 km away..
By Road : Nandi Hills is connected by road to Bangalore and Chikkaballapur.