Nandi Hills, also known as Nandidurg is an ancient hill fortress situated in the Chikkaballapur district near Bangalore. Nandi Hills is 4700 ft high above the sea level and approximately 60km from Bangalore. People like to visit Nandi Hills mainly to view the beauty of the stunning Sunrise above the clouds in the early morning
To relieve stress from busy and hectic life, peoples are rushing towards Nandi hills during weekends and holidays. Also, the morning breeze from the land that rejuvenates every cell of your body makes you happy. Apart from natural sceneries, it has several places to visit like Bhoga Nandeeshwara, a historic temple, Tipu's Summer Palace, Horse way, Nehru Nilaya etc.
Address: | Chikkaballapur Taluk, Chikkaballapur 562101, India
Suggested duration: Visitors generally spend an entire day on these hills, to enjoy the wide range of activities available here.
Open and Closing Time
Timings: The entry to these hills remains open from 6am to 10pm.
Cost: 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.
Tips For Visiting Commercial Street
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.
Best Time to Visit
ummer, Winter and Monsoon are equally great to visit Nandi Hills, as it has a pleasant weather throughout the year. However, afternoons could be sweltering during summer, so plan your trip either early in the morning on late in the evening. Monsoons, are also be less advisable due to rainfall as the road could be slippery and it gets difficult to climb up the hill.
Near By Attraction
Hotels available near by Nandi Hills
Distance between Banglore Railway Station and Nandi Hills is 36 miles or 31.3 nautical miles
Distance between Majestic Bus Stand and Nandi Hills is 37.3 miles or 32.4 nautical miles
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.