Nandi Hills

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About Nandi Hills

Amongst the best places to visit in Karnataka, Nandi hills receive the most number of visitors throughout the year. Sitting at a height of 4,851 feet above sea level and located at a distance of about 60 km from Bangalore, Nandi Hills offers the unmistakable scenic beauty away from the chaos of the city.

The ideal weekend getaway for youngsters is also culturally rich in history holding the reminiscent of Tipu Sultan’s reign. Along with the local tourists, people from all over the country visit this beautiful
town to witness the pristine sunrise. 

Apart from stargazing and watching the first rays of sun spread its crimson color in the sky, there are tons of other activities to be done here like Paragliding, cycling, trekking, camping and more. As soon as you enter the foothills of Nandi hills, cold breeze and foggy views will take over the roads. The backdrop of lush green hills and hairpin bends will excite your adventurous soul.

 For cyclists and trekkers, the Nandi hills are haven filled with beautiful terrain and lofty altitude. The top viewpoint of the hills will welcome you with lots of monkeys, exotic birds, a variety of plants and more. Not only can you visit the hills, but with tons of resorts around, you can also spend a night amidst the natural escapades. With all the beautiful wonders of nature and breathtaking landscapes, this hill station is a perfect spot for a long due family outing, first date, weekend with friends or just a solo getaway to rejuvenate your soul.

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Nandi Hills FAQ's

What are the best places to visit in Nandi Hills?

There are many places to visit in and around Nandi hills for nature, history and adventure lovers. Check out the famous tourist spots in Nandi hills that are a must-visit. 

1. Grover Vineyards:

Dating back its establishment to 1988, Grover Vineyards have come a long way to be a prominent tourist spot in Nandi hills. The vineyard is spread across 400 acres of land and has been in the topmost list of the winemaking industry in India.  The Grover family have their three generations in the winemaking industry and manufacture some of the best-tasting wine in the country. It lies in the foothills of Nandi hills and considering the size of the yard, it is a pretty hard spot to miss.

2. The River Arkavati:

The heritage value of the Nandi hills is associated majorly with the Arkavati River. It is one of the prominent rivers flowing across Karnataka. The river originates from the Nandi Hills in the small district called Chikkaballapura in Karnataka. It further flows through Ramanagar and Kanakpura road and ultimately joins the Kaveri River. To understand the Nandi hills from a traditional point of view, you must visit the Arkavati River. The natural scenic beauty around the river offers a remarkable view to the visitors.

3. Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple:

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple is a very famous temple located at the base of Nandi Hills. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Pravati, this temple beholds the majestic beauty of Dravidian architecture. Nandeeshwara temple is the oldest temple of Karnataka and witnesses many devotees around the year. If you are visiting Nandi hills, a visit to this temple will enlighten the rich history and cultural heritage of the place. According to ASI, this temple is also referred to as a preserved monument of India.

4. Tipu's Summer Residence:

What is better than visiting an age-old Sultan’s summer resort amidst the lush green hills right? Tipu Sultan's summer residence is situated in Nandi hills. The palace was initially constructed by Haidar Ali but was later completed by Tipu Sultan. Sultan wished to use this residence as his summer house and visited the palace quite regularly every year. Tipu’s summer residence is also known as the Tashk-e-Jannat which literally means the envy of heaven. The architecture of the residence comprises stunning carved arches, pillars, painted walls and ceilings.

5. Tipu's Drop, Nandi Hills Overview:

Tipu's Drop is one of the oldest visiting places in nandi, located at a hilltop on a cliff which lies 600 m above the elevated ground. One gets a beautiful view of all the hill ranges from the hilltop. Yoganandeeshwara temple is a shrine that is located on the side of the hilltop and was built by the Chola kings. The top of the hilltop gives a panoramic view of nearby areas and is mostly covered with clouds all around. A perfect place for all nature lovers to admire the scenic beauty.

Which are the best resorts in Nandi Hills?

1. Mount Palazzo:

Beautifully situated amidst the tranquility of nature, Mount Palazzo is a famous resort in Nandi hills. The resort offers a stunning view of the hills and has facilities like a restaurant, swimming pool, outdoor games, fitness center and more.

2. Silver Mist Club & Resort:

Visit the Silver Mist Club and Resort to have a warm and comfortable stay away from the hustle of the city. The resort is located in Sultanpet village and provides all modern facilities. Relish the local delicacies with homegrown organic vegetables.

3. Clarks Exotica Resort:

If you want a comfortable luxurious stay amidst the natural escapades, book your stay in Clarks Exotica resort. The location of the resort is serene and peaceful. With beautiful interiors and stunning exteriors, Clarks is the ultimate destination for a weekend getaway.

4. Angsana Oasis Resort:

Take a break from the monotony of your life and experience the natural beauty along with the luxuriant facilities. Embellished with South Indian hues, this resort is filled with restaurants, recreational rooms, swimming pools and more.

5. Silver Oak Resort:

Indulge in the lush green life of South India in Silver Oak resort situated in the hilltop of Nandi hills. Wake up to a stunning sunrise and enjoy the delicacy of local cuisine with a touch of luxury. Silver Oak will leave you with an experience of a lifetime. 

What is famous in Nandi Hills?

Nandi Hills is famous for its spending view and natural escapades. People from Bangalore visit Nandi hills as a weekend getaway from the city chaos to witness the beautiful undisturbed sunrise. Paragliding and Cycling tours are popular among tourists in Nandi Hills. The Tipu’s drop point is the most popular tourist spot in Nandi hills that gives a stunning view.

What is the best time to visit Nandi Hills?

One can visit Nandi hill in all three seasons of summer, winter, and monsoon. However, if you are visiting Nandi hills during summer, make sure you visit early in the morning, catch the beautiful sunrise and return before the afternoon to avoid the scorching sun. If you are planning to spend a weekend in a resort, monsoon and winters are great to relish the mesmerizing nature from June to August.

Which are the best campsites in Nandi Hills?

There are tons of campsite spots in the Nandi hills. Some of the popular ones are Mayavadi Organics Farms, Nandi hills campground, Nandi hills drive-in camp and foothills of Nandi hills.

How long does it take to climb Nandi Hills?

If you are hiking up the hill, you will take about 45 minutes to climb to the top of the hills.

How far is Nandi Hills from Bangalore?

Nandi hills are about 65 to 70km from Bangalore city. You will take about one and a half hours to reach Nandi hills from the city depending on the route and the traffic.

Is Nandi Hills worth visiting?

Nandi hills are one of the popular tourist spots in Karnataka. It is not too far from the city and even a day trip to the hills can rejuvenate your mind and soul thoroughly.

Is Nandi hills open at Night?

Nandi hills remain open from 6 am to 6 pm every day. The gates of Nandi hills open only at 6 a.m in the morning. However, it gets packed during the weekend and it is wise to reach the gates well before in time.

Are cars allowed in Nandi Hills?

Yes, cars are allowed in the Nandi hills. There’s a separate parking space allotted with a nominal amount of parking fee in the gate.

Can we stay in the Nandi hills?

There are many resorts, clubs, and hotels in Nandi hills. You can spend the night in their places or camp in one of the allotted camping grounds.

Which are the best restaurants to visit in Nandi hills?

Nandi Upachar, Falcon greens, Café KA43, NH7 Refuel, and Sinchana Palace Restaurant are popular restaurants in Nandi hills. There are many resorts with their in house restaurant in Nandi hills famous for its delicious food.

Nandi Hills Reviews

Akshay Pratap Singh Tomar
Reviewed: 17 Jan 2024
Stay was nice and quiet. We stayed 1st day in the tents and the 2nd day in the Wooden cabins which were fantastic. Staff was polite and respectful. Met two beautiful 🐶- Whiskey & Annie. Visit to Nandi hill was only OK mostly due to crowd. If you are visiting on Sunday, better start the climb before... Read More
Akshay Pratap Singh Tomar
Akshay Pratap Singh Tomar
Akshay Pratap Singh Tomar
Akshay Pratap Singh Tomar
Akshay Pratap Singh Tomar
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Reviewed: 31 Dec 2023
Nice camping experience
Ekadant Chopra
Reviewed: 15 Feb 2020
We booked from Thrillophilia and it was a awesome cycling day out, also weather is on our side so we enjoyed the most, it was more like a heavy workout but in friendly manner also we visited some mountains and get fresh air. It was a totally different experience then other trips but we enjoyed this ... Read More

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