Nandi Hills is an ancient hill fort in southern India, known for being a beautiful hill station. The hill fortifications of Bangalore are located 10 km from the city of Chickballapur, 60 km south of the city. Surrounded by breathtaking views, spectacular attractions and surreal experiences, the Nandi Hills in Karnataka are a tiny hidden gem in the south. It is located in the Chickmagalur district of Karnataka and is a safe place to visit in India.

Located on the northern edge of Bengaluru, about 60 km from the city and on the way to the airport, the Nandi Hills are popular with all ages due to their scenery, historical significance, yoga and the Nandeeshwara Temple. It is also called Nandi Durga and is a popular weekend destination in a city full of Bengaluru. The hills are notorious for the fact that during the reign of the Tipu Sultans Tipus condemned to death and dropped people pushed to death.

Over the years the Nandi Hills have remained a sought-after location for family picnics, couples who spend leisure time, cyclists, hikers, cyclists, joggers and travel enthusiasts. It is one of the most common names among Bengalurans for a quick and refreshing weekend break. Nandi Hills is a beautiful place for mountain and adventure lovers looking for a pleasant weekend getaway.

Whether you are meeting family and loved ones, a group of friends or for a business trip, you will enjoy your visit to the Nandi Hills with its magnificent views. The hills of Nandi are worth a visit and one of the best places to spend a quick and refreshing holiday if you need to go outside your routine.

The Nandi Hills have earned a reputation as a popular weekend getaway that offers the opportunity to enjoy stunning views from above - three of the best resorts in the hills to enjoy your time. Surrounded by lush green hills and a park full of entertainment and adventure in the Nandi Hills.

Nandi Hills is in a multi-crore development, including a one-time renovation of Tipu Fort in a public-private partnership to turn it into a tourist center. The Department of Horticulture has also set up a food court modeled on the one in Singapore, which costs a pittance at the top.

Sights in the area include the Yoga Nandeeshwara temple, a Hindu temple located in the district of Chikkaballapur, the Tipus Summer Palace, from where he left Skandagiri. The hills are rich in bird species, making them a popular place for birdwatchers and bird photographers. Visitors must park at the foot of the hills and use shuttle buses to reach the hills.

Since it is a small mountain station in Karnataka, these places can be easily reached by any means of transport. Many buses depart from Chikballapur in the morning and some buses depart from Bangalore. Entry fee is Rs5 per person, so make sure you buy a ticket before the bus arrives. Add a listing of the entry fee as Rs 10 per person Make sure you have bought a ticket before the arrival of the bus.

Browns Hotel Nandi Hills, Nandidurg, Chikkaballapur District, Karnataka (circa 1880) Nandi Hills (NandIDurg, NANNDYROOG, Kushmandagiri, Anandagiri) in Chikkaballapura District of Karnataka. For the adventurous and safe Bangalore-Nandi Hills bus, the bus leaves from Bangalore Central Bus Station (BBS) and Bangalore Majestic Kempegowda Bus Station (KBS).

Nandi Hills (Anglican forms include Nandidurg and Nandydo.org) is an ancient hill fort built by the Ganga Dynasty, enlarged and fortified by Tipu Sultan of South India, in the district of Chikkaballapur in Karnataka state. The Nandi hills, which are about 1,370 meters above sea level, take their name from the shape of a bull.

Traditionally, the hills are the origin of the Arkavathy River, [1] the Ponnaiyar River, the Palar River, [2] the Papagni River and the Penna River. During the Chola period, the Nandi Hills were called Anandagiri, which means "Hill of Happiness.".

Nandi Hills (Nandidurg in English, including Nandidurg and Nandydroog) is an ancient hill fort in southern India, in the district of Chikkaballapur in the state of Karnataka. It is located about 10 km from Chickballapur city and 60 km from Bengaluru city. This place is one of the best hotels in the Nandi Hills Surrounded by natural beauty in all its glory and offers a truly exciting stay.

Enjoy a full meal with your loved ones overlooking the enchanting hills. Today a popular spa resort, the mountain range of the rugged Nandi Hills, with the highest peak at 2004m, was the place where Tipu Sultan and various royal houses retreated as they sought to escape the slaughter and heat of the plains.

You will find ultra-luxurious furnishings with perfect outdoor and indoor seating. The architecture has an eco-friendly design with upgraded and locally sourced materials. The Great Pond is ancient and has some great works of art to admire.

The inhabitants of Bengaluru, Tumakuru and Chikkaballapur arrive in 40-50 cars and 90 bikes on Sunday mornings and open the gates of this popular destination, about 60 km from Bengaluru, from 8 am to their delight.

It is the same route as Devanhalli, but you have to turn left as indicated on the sign with the left arrow, and continue. To reach the site from the Hebbal flyover, take the NH7 and take a left detour for 10 km and pass the Bial airport flyover, where the sign in English is located 22 km away.

Many people had withdrawn to watch the sunrise on Christmas Day. As the crowd swelled, officials decided to move to safety and sent about 200 people. Some were sent to the mountain station at 9am, "added Nandagopal of the horticultural department, while a subinspector at the foothills police station said several people had reserved rooms, suites and cottages and bookings were open on Friday evening.  

At the foot of the Nandi Hills, the site of the Bhoganandishwaraswamy Temple is close to Muddenahalli, the hometown of Sri Mvisveswaraya, the architect of modern Karnataka. Brahmashram, where it is said that the sage Ramakrishna Paramhamsa meditated in a cool cave.

How far is it?

Bangalore - 65 kms

Mysore - 214 km

Mangalore - 400 km

Hubli - 417 km

Ballary - 280 km

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How To Reach Nandi Hills

By Flight

Kempegowda International Airport is the nearest airport to Nandi Hills. You definitely have to rent a bike/car from airport post that to reach hills.

By Road

This is the best means to take in order to reach Nandidurga if you are travelling from Bangalore. If you are travelling from any other city, it is advised to travel in your own vehicle. It makes it very easy for you to travel.

Places to visit near Nandi Hills

If you are planning to visit this place, here are few more places that you shouldn't miss out on

  • Tippu Sultan's Fort
  • Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple
  • Grover's Zampa Vineyard
  • Skandagiri
  • Boga Nandeeshwara Temple
  • Sun Rise View Point

Resorts in Nandi Hills

  • Discovery Village Nandi Foot Hills
  • Mount Palazzo
  • Mayura Pinetop
  • Green Valley Resort
  • Camp VAMA, and many more.

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Things to do

8 Best Things To Do In Nandi Hills

Do not forget to do these if you are visiting Nandi Hills

  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Paragliding
  • Wine tour
  • Tipu's Drop
  • Amrita Sarovar
  • Chilling in the resorts
  • Sun rise view point
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