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Bangalore to Nandi Hills trip!

Bangalore to Nandi Hills trip!

  • Mrinal Spencer

Trip to Nandi Hills

One of the most popular places to visit near Bangalore is the Nandi Hills. Nandi hills is situated at a distance of 60 kilometeres from Bangalore city. Nandi Hills is also known by names such as Nandidurg, Nandidrug, Nandidroog, etc.

Nandi hills is having an ancient hill fortress and believed to be the source of river Arkavathy. The Nandi Hills fort was built by Tipu Sultan and got its name as it resembles a sleeping bull.


A brief history

Nandi Hills fort was built by the ruler of Mysore- Tipu Sultan. It was thought to be impregnable. But, it was captured by the British when Cornwallis stormed it. Later it became the summer vacation spot for the Britishers.


Climate and horticulture

The climate at the top of the hill is always pleasant and cool. Temperature is always lower that the surrounding areas. Because of this cool climate, several species of plants were introduced in the Hill top garden. One special type of flowering plant found here is the Hypericum Mysorense. Now you can send flowers to Bangalore by visiting our website and placing the order by filling up your details.


When to start?

The best time to start your travel from Bangalore is usually around 3:00 AM in the morning. You need to start as early as possible. This is because the most beautiful thing to see there is the early morning sunrise. The sunrise at Nandi Hills is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen. It feels like you are on top of the clouds, soaring high above them!


What conveyance to use?

For traveling to Nandi Hills, its usually recommended to use two wheelers. If you are going there with family, then you may use your own car. If you dont own a car in Bangalore, we would recommend booking for a cab at least a day in advance. Important thing to remember here is to start

early. Try starting your journey at around 3:00 AM early morning. An important travel tip here: Dont forget to carry your vehicle documents along with you as there might be checking at the entry of the hills. Another travel trip specially for bikers: Wear some warm woolen clothes/jackets as its usually cold early morning. Also, there are chances of rain in the hills in the early morning.


What to do after reaching there?

There are lot of things to be done there at the hills. After parking your vehicle and purchasing the entry ticket, you may start exploring the place. There is a main road going up to the hill. But I would recommend you to use a less expored path. You can take the path through the circumference of the fort boundary. This path will give you the best views of the surroundings.

Some of the few important places to visit are:

1. The Nandi Temple

2. Tipu's Drop- popularly known as the Suicide point

3. Horse way

4. Tipu's summer palace

5. Secret Escape Route

6. Nehru Nilaya


What to eat?

There is a small restaurant situated at the top of the hill with a beautiful view. You can get all popular South Indian dishes, Chinese, few North Indian dishes and cold drinks.


To end this article, I would again like to say that Nandi Hills is one of the most popular tourist destination near Bangalore city. You can any time have a trip to the beautiful Nandi hills. For flower delivery in Bangalore, you can visit our site-

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