Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills, or Nandidurg, is a hill fortress in the south Indian state of Karnataka. Nandi Hill is small hill hamlet situated at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore city above the level of 3500 feet. This is standing under the Chikkaballapur district of Indian state Karnataka.

This ancient hillock is sweetly nestled between three neighbouring towns namely Nandi, Muddenahalli, and Kanivenarayanapura which is bounding this region from all the sides. This hill is the birth place of Arkavati River also. This river is one of the tributary of southern Ganga, Kauveri. The place bears its history with the great TipuSultan who came to enjoy his summer time at this place.

A vernucular dialect of this, known as Bangalore Kannada is spoken among the youth in Bangalore and the adjoining Mysore regions.

English is extensively spoken and is the principle language of the professional and businees class.



Travel Tips

This place can be visited at any season during the year.

Visit early and return before sunset Sunset is a must watch experience there. If you are driving back after sunset, take extreme care in the steep roads and turnings.

Plan to spend few hours at the top of the hill, relaxing in the lap of the mother nature. You will enjoy the park and beautiful view from the top.

There is only one restaurant at the top of the hill, which many people may not like. If you are very particular about clean eating place you may carry food from outside.

Do not keep food in your hand. Any food taken outside he car goes to the monkeys or stray dogs.

The monkeys at Nandi Hills ae very aggressive. They will grab any eatables hey see. 

Heavy woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories is a must during the winter time.

Light cotton clothes are adequate during summer time.

One must purchase local handicrafts from local markets.

Tourists can take elderly people for this type of journey.


When to visit

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sprinkles Pleasant
  • 33° Max
  • 28° Min
  • 1.6 mm
  • Light clothes
Things to do

This nature’s treat can be enjoyed by spending some quiet lazy days.

Book lovers will find their dream place by reducing all the hustle-bustle of Bangalore city. This place is known to treat many diseases by its atmosphere.

That made it a dear to those who wants some tranquillity in the arms of nature God.

Paragliding is being offered now-a-days to those adventure loving fraternity.

Getting Around

Best way to explore this place is by walking.

A stroll around the region will meet the desire of knowing this place in an intrigued way.

Cycles can be hired for touring at this place also.

Rental cycles are available.

Places to Stay

You can avail premium hotels and low budget hotels. One can avail 24*7 customer service.

How to Reach

  • There are no airports directly connecting Nandi Hills. Nearest airport is at a distance of 62km Bangalore, which is connected by several domestic and international carriers with all over the world on regular basis.
  • There are no railway stations at Nandi hills. The nearest one is at Chikkaballapur which is 9km away only. This is connected by trains from Bangalore only Bangalore is connected with other parts of India on regular basis.
  • The roads are connecting this place with other major southern cities of India on regular basis. Hired cars and public buses are available on regular basis.

Surrounding Attractions

The summer adobe of Tipu sultan, Nandi hills is famous for its relation with the great legend.

There is a Tipu’s drop from where he dropped the prisoners to death can be explored to relish the history. Tipu’s summer palace and fort provides an enchanting view also.

There is horse way, secret escape route for the history loving tourists. Temples namely GaviVeerbhadraSwamy temple.

Sri Bhoga Narasimha temple, Sri Ugra Narasimha temple, Sri Yoga Narasimha temple are present for the strong devotees who can make a visit. This place has a house of Mahatma Gandhi who stayed once here.there are the dried source of rivers and a lake named Amruvath Sarovar which provides a charming appearance to the delight of the visitors.

A garden maintained by Horticultural department is full of plants and their information to keep the visitors busy.

Emergency No.

Police: 100

Fire: 101

Ambulance: 102