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The secure hill fortress of Nandidurg or famously known as Nandi Hills is a getaway not too far from the bustling city of Bengaluru. Situated in the small district of chickballapur, it is isolated from the busy city. This tranquil place was once a strong base of the Ganga dynasty. Dating all the way back to the eleventh century, this place is rich in culture and heritage. The sunset and the sunrise viewpoint have attracted people far and wide. This place gets its name from the sleeping bull-like structure of the entire hill, entitling it to the celestial bull Nandi, thereby Nandi Hills.

Nandi hill
This place is said to have been the summer retreat for Tipu Sultan, a ruler of Mysore. Task-e-Jannat was the name of this architectural marvel. The exquisite Islam architecture with a pleasant pink interior brings back the feel of the olden era. Elegant pillars and usage of wood in the construction are unique to the Islamic designs of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan.
Nandi Hills stood still while the rulers clashed and the land finally came into the hands of the British Bureaucrats. This place was then turned into a summer retreat for all the Britishers. 

The High altitude facilitates fabulous views of the world below. The elevation also brings the clouds closer. The breathtaking view of the sunrise and sunset amidst the clouds is one of the main reasons people flock to this place. The elevation again facilitates the growth of exotic varieties of plants. Elevation which in turn causes pleasant and cool weather all year round. Horticultural activities have increased rapidly ever since. The climate of the hilltop facilitates the growth of exotic flowering plants. Exquisite untouched nature increases the tranquillity of the place.

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One can easily reach this place by a couple of hours of drive from the city. Nandi Hills provides a hill station getaway experience with balanced nature and cultural involvement. Pure untouched nature makes the entire hill in picturesque mode all year long. The cool temperature and peaceful environment is the kind of experience people look forward to while traveling to this place. Apart from the viewpoint, Nandi hills are known for diverse flora and fauna accompanied by temples and monuments of historical importance. Temples and monuments scattered amidst the hill are a perfect balance for the landscape. 

From a religious point of view, the hill has temples dedicated to Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple is a thousand three-hundred-year-old temple that has clear inscriptions that relate it to the Chola Dynasty. Back in its glory, Nandi hills were called Anandagiri of the Hill of happiness. The temple is at the top of the hill that stretches 1,478 m by height.  The architectural marvels and precise carvings were done to decorate the temple are quite a sight.

Nandi hill weather
Nandi hill weather is unique climatic conditions at the hilltop due to abundance of clouds has supported various unique flora and fauna. From exotic eucalyptus in the canopy to arabica coffee in the undergrowth, pure nature is left untouched. Pleasant climatic conditions also attract exotic birds. The pleasant climatic conditions have enabled a quite strong population of Aves. Pied Thrush, Indian Blue Robin, Orange-headed thrush, and Asian paradise flycatcher are the unique birds that call these trees home.  Peregrine Falcon is one of the rare birds that have been sighted here. The pill millipedes and uropeltidae snakes are quite the common sighting. 

Tipu’s drop is a scenic window with a dark history that talks about prisoners being pushed to death due to their offenses. The serene waters of the Amrita Sarovar are quite a sight. The stepped well-based finish adds up the essence of the place. These places give their share of the experience. The Brahmashram is an ancient cave that is nestled on the hillside and was said to have been the place used by the Ramkrishna Paramhamsa. 

Resorts near Nandi hills
All the above-featured places are just some of the many untouched places in this hill fortress. All that Nandi Hills has to give is more than that can be expressed in words. The distance and accessibility to this place are also one of the main reasons for crowded weekends. Experiencing delicious food in restaurants is something one must not miss during this trip. The time-lapse from the Kings to British rule to the modern city, Nandi Hills has seen it all. This very phenomenon of the time and how it shaped an old fortress can be clearly seen here. It is truly an exhibition of history that shapes the world today. From large halls for the kings to the premiere bungalows for the generals, the sculpture of history has been carefully carved. Nandi hills have a window that overlooks the world below but is often blocked by fluffy clouds. The Wavy roads have attracted bikers as well. Resorts near Nandi Hills is the popular one amongst the neighboring hills like Skandagiri and channagiri.  All in all, food, nature, old palaces/ winter houses, temples, monuments, rivers, and many more make this place a must-visit. 

Places to visit near Nandi hills
Apart from the tranquil nature and peaceful vibes of the olden monuments, Nandi hills have some secret trails for the adventure seekers as well. Narrow muddy trails that wade through the thick vegetation to rocky slopes, Nandi Hills has it all. Trek trails usually being on stairs usually end up in the Sultanpet village. The trek route is moderate and quite easy in fact. Stairs are present for most of this trek. Camping and paragliding are some other activities offered here. 

Places to visit near Nandi Hills is said to be the origin of  Arkavathy, Ponnaiyar, Palar, Papagni, and Penna Rivers. Although these rivers still flow to this day, they are not as clean and neat as they used to be. These rivers have become victims of urbanization and other factors. The source of these rivers is also a sight one must not miss during the visit to Nandi Hills. Most of these rivers were a major source of water supply to the cities and farms nearby. Although most of the rivers have become thin trickling streams, conservation of them is very important. Rules and respective measures to protect these pristine waters are delicately taken care of by the government.

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Tipu's Drop

Tipu's Drop

A visit to Tipu’s Drop is certain to leave you with chills. Apart from the scenery and the ascent, however, it was used by Tipu Sultan to punish his prisoners by throwing them off the top of the hill which was quite spectacular. Although this site is now safe and fenced with barricades, it is nevertheless an attractive attraction.

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Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

One of the oldest temples in the neighbourhood is Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple. It is an example of superb artistry and craftsmanship, despite its ancient stature. The temple's walls and interior have remarkable metalwork and stone gravures. The building has massive columns, and Lord Shiva and his famed consort – Nandi and Parvati – is dedicated to the temple.

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Brahmashram

Brahmashram

On the side of a steep hill in Nandi Hills is this ancient cave Brahmashram. The cave's history is thought to have been used for meditation when it was in the Nandi Hills by the renowned priest- Ramkrishna Paramhamsa. It is not only a beautiful destination to view but also a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural tranquilly of the area.

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Amrita Sarovar

Amrita Sarovar

You are in Nandi Hills due to its natural and man-made splendour, if you visit the Amrita Sarovar is a must. The spring is permanent, with steplike structures and arches on four sides. For the residents of Nandi Hills since time immemorial, Amrita Sarovar, or Lake of Nectar, has been a source of freshwater.

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Camping

Camping

Camping is a favourite activity among young people visiting Nandi Hills. In contrast to city life you can set up camps in concrete buildings where you can spend the night under the stars. You can camp at the foot of Nandi Hills or even visit high peaks where campsites often take place. They are very popular.

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Trekking

Trekking

You can't go to Nandi Hills without checking off one of its many trekking paths if you are an adventure enthusiast and prefer to spend your weekend effectively. The verdant hills, the exuberant rainforests and the magnificent views provide for some lovely walks. The day walk to Horagina Betta and the trip to Channagiri were among the most popular excursions.

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Tipu Sultan's summer resort

Tipu Sultan's summer resort

The Sultan’s summer resort is named Tashk-e-Jannat, precisely referring to the 'envy of the sky.' You may taste the history and the life of Tipu Sultan by visiting his summer resort. It is also a marvel of architecture in the area and a terrific time to spend the day at Nandi Hills.

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Paragliding

Paragliding

Without trying your hand to paraglide, you can't visit Nandi Hills. You can try gliding just in a couple of sites in the country. This is one of the most attractive activities you can do when you are there, including gliding in lush green valleys and mountains. The height and the beautifully constructed bike paths make it the perfect area to enjoy cycling alone or with company.

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Village Studio Resort and Spa

Village Studio Resort and Spa

Village Studio Resort and Spa is the best place to visit hereYou will have a spa, massage, well-equipped room or a delicious meal in this property. The hotel is suitable for you. It's the perfect destination to enjoy your vacation in the best possible manner. It is a peaceful and welcoming resort in the Nandi Hills which provides inexpensive luxurious treatment and facilities. You will have the opportunity to enjoy their well-appointed rooms, bathrooms and their pool on the premises.

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Pomona Farm

Pomona Farm

You should plan a stay at Pomona Farms if you wish to explore the actual natural beauty of Nandi Hills. It's a single floor lodging among lush vegetation and unspoilt environment, surrounded by several acres. There is a swimming pool, free Internet and more, all modern facilities on the site including the parking lot. You will have the opportunity to enjoy their well-appointed rooms, bathrooms and their pool on the premises.

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