Nandi Hills, Chikkaballapur
Categories: Mountains, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Tourist Spots
Take a trip up to Nandi Hills and explore the range of attractions old and new, man-made and natural that the hill station offers. The group of surrounding hills, easily reachable by road, stand at an average elevation of 1,478 m (4,851 ft) and offer a wealth of walking routes and unimpeded vistas. Tour the number of scenically positioned temples among them, and take in the historical sites, including the main fortress and its "Tipu Drop"--a 600 m (1,968 ft) cliff that Tipu Sultan would have his enemies thrown from. To visit Nandi Hills on your holiday in Chikkaballapur, and find out what else Chikkaballapur has to offer, use our Chikkaballapur tourist route planner.
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The ride to the place is awesome. It is approx 60 km from Bangalore. Take your bike and hit the road. Start at around 4 am. You can see hundreds of bikes and cars on the way going to Nandi Hills. Do n... read more »
visited Nandi Hills with group of friends and my brother it was a memorable visit one of my favorite. Reached late so was not able to enjoy the early morning fogg but yet we waited for the sunset and ... read more »
What an Amazing place should visit atleast once in your life, especially in winter not ideal time to visit in summer. Here you can touch the clouds and very nice sun rise view. Best one day trip in Ba... read more »
It's a close to nature place. If you want to experience it at best, go before sunrise. The twisty roads are nice but be careful not to have any accidents as there are accidents on most days due to over speeding. On top there are some good views and there are places like tree houses where you can go to. A lot of monkeys are on loose here. So be careful with valuables and eatables. Make sure you keep children safe from monkeys. Be careful while riding/driving. Roads are accident prone and nearest hospital is 15 kms away!
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When you hear the siren at evening, it means time to leave. I am writing this before my review is because it is more important. We hear the siren and we didn't know that. So when the night falls, we were can't find our car parking, there is no Street light. We actually spend 1 hour to find our car. Now, about the place. It the most beautiful place in Bangalore. The road to Nandi hills is breathing beautiful. It has 40 curves. We actually prepare food and went there. There is some place were you can eat food and all. The best time to visit nandi hills is at afternoon. The view do from the is really beautiful. U can actually see Hyderabad from there. This is the best place to hangout on weekends.
Nandi Hills might be called Monkey Hills; more than Nandis or bulls, there are troublesome monkeys there! They scare you baring their teeth, snatch from you whatever you have, and you can't beat them- they're reverred by the Hindus! Careful of your mobiles, wallets/purses, juice bottles, bags... Being just 60 km from Bangalore, it is the most popular hill station, and getaway of Bangaloreans. One sneeze, and people pack up in hordes into Nandi Hills. In no time you're there, high up in the hills, a totally different place from the city life. The drive up the hill itself is a nice feeling. If you need to stop on the way to view some amazing places, park your vehicles at safe places. Been visiting here since the '70s... Facilities have improved a bit, but retains the natural charm. In the daytime, the place is filled with families. It's great photography place. Move around... The real beauty of Nandi Hills is, however, experienced best early morning times, and late evening/night times. At such times, the weather would simply be awesome, scenery dramatic, the clouds kiss-by traveling fast and you're literally floating in the heavens... It would be as though you're in the Himalayas with sweet earthly aroma wafting in the clear air. When the clouds clear-by, one can see a distant view of Bangalore City lights. The only problem at these times would be security, as gangs might become active then. Always go in groups at these times, and never alone, or only with your partner! Nobody would come to help you. Daytimes are almost boring, hot, noisy... but very safe. One can see the distant views, the beautiful Jawaharlal Nehru Nilaya rose garden- with other flowers, Gandhi Bhavan, eat at Mayura Restaurant, pray in the nearby Temple, play with the monkeys- our long-lost cousins, keep trekking-exploring-ogle.... During the rains, the down-hill hairpin roads can get very slippery. Drive safe, otherwise one might end up below Tipu's Drop, the famous suicide point! Pack up good snacks, laze around in the park, and enjoy. It's a good place, if you know how to enjoy nature. The Fort is not good, but if you've never seen a fort in your life, go see it first.
The Gate from where view point is arround 6 km - Open at 6 AM sometyms @5:30. Best tym to visit during cloudy weather :) After reaching der u find that lots of ppl will be waiting for a show of some 5 minuts of The one and only Rock star SUN. If only the toilets were maintained and the construction activity was restricted, this place would be a getaway second to none! Beautiful legacy from Tipu and a pleasant place no matter how often you visit
I have visited this place during my childhood .Still I remember the place well. It is one of the best and Wonderful destinations near Bangalore.
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