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Nandi Hills is located at a distance of 60 km north of Bangalore in Chikkaballapur district. Nandi Hills is also known as Nandidurg. Nandi Hills gets its name from an ancient temple Nandi located on the hill. This temple houses a thousand year old sculpture of Nandi.
Nandi Hills is a closest hill station to Bangalore. It is situated at 1,478 meters (4851 ft) above sea level. A flight of 1.175 steps lead from the base of the hills to the top. Nandi Hills enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year. The rivers Pennar, Palar and Arkavati originate from Nandi hills.
Nandi Hills was resort for Tipu Sultan and British officials during the summer season. Tipu's fort walls and bungalows of British still stand as record to history.
Nandi Hills is a popular tourist destination during summer. The Karnataka state horticulture department maintains a garden for the tourists.
Places to see at Nandi Hills:
Nandi hills can be visited any time of the year. The Nandi Hills experience enjoyable and moderate temperate throughout the year. The temperature in summer varies between 29 and 23 degrees and the temperature in winter is between 21 and 11 degrees.
- Tippu's Drop: A 600 meters high cliff face where Tippu Sultan made his prisoners fall.
- The temples dedicated to Bhoga Narasimha, Ugra Narasimha and Yoga Narasimha.
- Tippu's Summer Residence: This is a beautiful palace on top of this hill. This palace is closed to the general public.
Distance from Nandi Hills
Bangalore: 60 km
Chikkaballapur: 5 km
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Bangalore
Nearest Railhead: Chikkaballapur, Bangalore
Road: Nandi Hills is well connected by road to Bangalore and Chikkaballapur.
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