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Nandi Hills

, Karnataka

(Nandi Hills is also known as Nandidurg; also spelled as Nandidrug / Nandydroog)
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Nandi Hills Near Bangalore (Pic by : Ankit Maggo)
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Fast Facts
State: Karnataka
District: Chikkaballapur
Famous for/as: Scenic
Languages: Kannada
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 23 to 40°C, Winter 10 to 32°C
Altitude: 1478 m
Pincode: 562xxx
STD code: 08156
Nandi Hills, also known as Nandidurga, are small hillocks near Bangalore. It is located 65 km from Bangalore and 1,478 meters above the sea level. It was the summer resort of Tipu Sultan. This hill station is a famous tourist spot because it is blessed with pleasant climate throughout the year.

Before being conquered by the British forces under Lord Cornwallis, Nandi Hills was a Mysore Fort. It was captured by the British in the year 1791.

The hill has been named after the beautiful statue of Nandi, the bull. This bull guards the outside of the Yoganandeeshwara temple.

Yoganandeeshwara Temple is the dwelling of Shiva the austere on the top of the hills and this temple was built by the Cholas. This antediluvian temple also has a dedication in the name of Sambhaji who was the son of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

The flora of the hills is distinctive of high hills. Besides Coffea Arabica, there are some more aboriginal species. Eucalyptus is grown inside the fort which is an exotic plant. The forest around the hills acts as a substratum for the condensation of clouds and this is the reason that most of the trees are covered with water in the mornings. Many species of birds and animals can also be seen in the hills.
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Sunrise at Nandi Hills

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Sep 22, 2011
Nandi Hills is a popular weekend destination that lies just off Bangalore, making it an ideal spot where the city’s hip crowd can gather every morning during sunrise. Here’s more about this must visit location…

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Nandi Hills to be closed on New Year eve

   Dec 29, 2011 01:16 PM
Nandi Hills to be closed from 6 p.m. on December 31 to 6 a.m. on January 1, in order to prevent accident as well as to maintain cleanliness at the hill station

History


Many stories claim to root the origin of Nandi Hills to the Chola dynasty. The town was believed to be called ‘Ananada Giri’ at that time. As per other legend, the Hill got its name from the temple of Nandi located atop. The Chola rulers are known to have built the temple.

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Nandi Hills is a famous tourist destination that is located in the Indian state of Karnataka. Some of the local transport options include auto rickshaws, private taxis and walking.

Auto Rickshaw



You can opt for auto rickshaws in order to travel to the top part of the Nandi Hills from the base of the hill. Auto rickshaws will charge you around Rs 100 in order to take you up to the highest point of the hill. Traveling through an auto rickshaw is an easy and comfortable option and you can opt for this mode of travel during night time. Night fares will be applicable in this region. However auto rickshaws are slow and they take much longer to reach the place.

Taxi



Taxis are another preferred mode of transport from the base of the hill. They charge around Rs 300. It is advisable to hire taxis from nearby cities and use this for local transport around the place.

On Foot/Trekking



The best way to explore the place is on foot. There are numerous jungle paths that are to reach the top portion of the hills. A set of steps is the easiest way to reach the top, they might be a little steep and slippery and you have to be prepared for a long hike.

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website designed very well
Posted by vasudhesh 5 year, 9 days ago
i love the Yoganandeeshwara Temple !
Posted by muhammad gandhi 6 year, 12 days ago
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