Nandi Hills is most well known for its greenery and viewpoints. Nandi hills is located in Chikballapur district in state of Karnataka. It is around 60 kms away from Bangalore. It is also popular for historical foretrees which include temples, monuments and shrines. Have you ever imagined yourself walking around the floating clouds, Take this beautiful dreamy experience at the Nandi hills. People come here to experience the stunning views of the rising sun, beautiful sunset views. It is one of the most gorgeous place for a gateway from Bangalore. The height of the nandi hill is around 1478 mts from the base level. Bhoga nandeeshwara temple situated at the foot of the hills is a must see place which houses a 100 years old sculpture of Nandi. Paragliding, Trekking, Cycling are allowed on Hills.
Story about Nandi Hills Bangalore:
It is also perhaps called Nandi hills because the hill resembles a sleeping bull. Nandi hill was developed by the Ganga Dynasty in the 11th century. It was also used by Tipu sultan as a summer retreat. Another theory holds that the hill gets its name from an ancient temple and the Nandi(bill) statue is Situated on this Hill.
Nandi Hills Temple:
The Bhoga nandeeswara Temple is one of the oldest temple in Nandi Hills. Despite its ancient statue it is an example of fine craftsmanship and handicrafts. The walls and interior of the temple are decorated with incredible metal wood and stone carvings. The temple itself is dedicated to Lord shiva and his famous consorts Nandi and Parvathi. This is one of the best places to visit in Nandi hills.
Nandi Hills Entry fee:
The price to visit Nandi hill is 15/-.
Nandi hills Timings: Opens at Morning 05:30 am and closes at Night 10:00 pm
Parking is available. But there are around 1200 steps to climb on top of Nandi hill. All vehicles were stopped at Parking place only. The two wheeler and four wheeler parking is located right at the entrance, from there the top of the hill lies at a distance of 1km. To cover this distance, the battery cars are available to ride which cost you around Rs. 100.
Two wheeler parking charge is Rs. 15
Four wheeler parking charge is Rs. 60
Best time to visit Nandi Hills Karnataka:
One of the best times to visit Nandi hill is Early Morning and Late Evening of summer. From 06:00 am to 06:00pm. Do not miss the Opportunity and reach there before the sun rises any time of the year. Months of September to May are one of the best times to visit to enjoy the greenery due to the extremely beautiful surroundings. During Rainy season it is not safe for trekking and other activities.
Resorts near Nandi Hills Bangalore:
There are few accommodation options available on Nandi hills. Those who want to experience the early morning nandi hills sunrise view point are the best option to stay there.
And there are a total 13 hotels near nandi hills available out of this 4 hotels are 4- star, 2 hotels are 3-stars, 7 hotels are budget(ordinary) hotels in Nandi hills. Budget category of Nandi hills hotels starts from Rs. 1400 and luxury hotels booking starts from Rs. 4000.
There is only one restaurant facility available at top of the hills which contains Tiffins, meals, Rice items and fast foods. And 2 more shops are located there which contain cool drinks, ice creams and snacks.
Visitors can take outside food with them to the hill.
Nandi hills height: The height of Nandi Hills is 1,478 m
Nandi Hills Location: Chikkaballapur, district of Karnataka
How to reach Nandi hills:
The best way to reach the Nandi hills is by taking a personal vehicle if you have limited time Or seek comfort. Alternatively, visitors can choose KSRTC buses from the bus stand and reach Nandi hills within 2- 3 hours from Bangalore city. Visitors can also head out to Chikballapur, which lies at a distance of 10kms from Nandi hills.
Nandi Hills Distance:
mysore to nandi hills: 4 hr 37 min (213.9 km) via NH-150A and NH75
chikkaballapur to nandi hills: 42 min (22.7 km) via Nelamangala – Chikkaballapura and Nandi Hills Main Rd
devanahalli to nandi hills: 46 min (25.2 km) via SH 104 and Nandi Hills Main Rd
Bangalore to Nandi Hills distance: 1 hr 45 min (61.1 km) via Bellary Rd
Nandi Hills to Ooty distance: 7 hr 33 min (335.9 km) via NH-150A
Coorg to Nandi Hills distance: 6 hr 29 min (291.3 km) via NH75
majestic to nandi hills: 1 hr 43 min (61.1 km) via Bellary Rd
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