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Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills is a blessed land of scenic beauty and a wonderful summer resort in the state of Karnataka at an altitude of 1478 meters above the sea level. It is easily accessible from the state capital Bangalore as both are at a distance of 65 km. It is among the most popular picnic spot enjoyed for its salubrious climate throughout the year. The name is coined from the bull statue called ‘Nandi’, installed at Yoganandeeshwara temple. This sacred shrine was built by Cholas, located on the top of the hills and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The verdant land is rich in flora like coffee Arabica, exotic eucalyptus and many more aboriginal species. The thick forest around these hills is act as substratum for the cloud condensation which covers the trees in the form of mist and water. It is  natural habitat of several bird species and animals.

Places to visit

Nandi Temple

It is a famous temple at foothills of Nandi hills. It is also known as Yoganandeeshwara temple and devoted to Lord Shiva. One can find the beautiful bull statue outside of this temple. The sacredness is further beautified by decorated pillars and paintings.

Tipu’s Drop

It is a historically significant cliff where the prisoners are forced down to death as a punishment. It is around 600 meters in height, situated in Nandi hills. A fabulous city view is seen from this cliff.

Other Places

Muddenahalli, Skanda Giri, Brahmashram, Nehru Nilaya and Tipu’s Summer resort are other known places in Nandi Hills.

Activities to do


It is a famous spot for trekking. It is a multi-terrain trek as one can experience rocks, grasslands, plains, trees and bushes.

How to reach Nandi Hills

By Air

Bangalore international airport is 60 km from Nandi Hills.

By Train

Chikkaballpur is the nearest railhead, situated around 9 km from Nandi Hills.

By Road

There are frequent bus transport services available to reach Nandi hills y road from all major and minor cities of Karnataka.


In summer 23-40°C and in winter 10-32°C. It is best visited throughout the year.

23.7 °C
scattered clouds
Humidity: 61%
Wind : 6.78 mt/sec towards SE

Forecast for Next 3 days

scattered clouds, few clouds
19.4 °C |15.1 °C
scattered clouds, few clouds, clear sky
28.0 °C |13.9 °C
few clouds, scattered clouds, broken clouds, clear sky
29.3 °C |13.9 °C
scattered clouds, broken clouds, clear sky, few clouds, overcast clouds
29.6 °C |14.1 °C
broken clouds, scattered clouds, overcast clouds
29.5 °C |15.5 °C

Best Time To Visit : ALL
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Theme: Hill Station
Near By Other Tourist Places

Nandi Hills   0 KM near     
Bangalore   50 KM near     
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Near By major Cities
Bangalore  53 KM near     
Chennai  317 KM near     
Hyderabad  511 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Bengaluru International Airport   21 KM near     
Mysore Airport   181 KM near     
Salem Airport   222 KM near     
Tirupati Airport   229 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Tumkur  69 KM near     
Anantapur  162 KM near     
Mysore  182 KM near     
Tirupati  214 KM near     
Near By Districts
Chikballapur   9 KM near     
Bangalore Rural   16 KM near     
Bangalore   50 KM near     
Kolar   63 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Nandi Halt Rail Way Station   5.6 KM near     
Dodballapur Rail Way Station   18 KM near     
Yelahanka Junction Rail Way Station   34 KM near     

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