Nandi Hills Tourism
Nandi hills are often said to be the hills borrowed from heaven. These beautiful hills are located 60 kilometres from the city of Bangalore. Tourists, who are in search for peace and a touch of nature, have gradually found this place over the years and hence, now Nandi Hills has been developed as one of the most important tourist attractions and a well- known holiday destination. These breathtakingly beautiful hills are located at a huge height of 4851 feet above the sea level. This place has seen a huge number of visitors over the years, and anyone can visit this natural beauty in order to have some time off from their busy city life. These ancient hills were often used by TipuSultan as a summer retreat, and hence, this place offers a great view with ancient monuments and shrines, which makes it a perfect holiday spot in a hidden paradise
Nandi hills have a very ancient history beginning from the reign of TipuSultan, and therefore the most famous historic attraction here is the trails of TipuSultan. One of the most famous spots is the Tipu’s Drop, in this trail. This famous cliff is 600 meters high and has its own history with hurling the prisoners down to their death as a penalty for their crimes during the reign of TipuSultan. This place not only offers an astonishing view of the landscape, but a number of safety measures are also provided. This famous trail includes another beautiful attraction known as the Tashk-e-Jannat (the envy of heaven), named by the sultan himself. This piece of heaven includes beautifully carved arches and astounding pillars, a great piece of artwork with beautifully painted walls and ceilings. It is a must-visit tourist spot.
If you seek Nirvana, then this place is the right choice for you. Nandi hills are home to many temples, which includes the BhogaNandeeshwara temple residing in Nandi village. Lord Shiva, Nandi and Parvati are the main deities in this temple. This temple is one of the oldest temples in this region and offers a very ancient and intricate architectural design to the visitors.
Not only nature lovers but also the sports enthusiasts are welcomed here with love. This place provides amazing lush green nature amidst the lofty altitudes and is a dream come true for any cycling enthusiast, looking for a perfect place which keeps them in touch with nature and its breathtaking view. Not only cyclists but the paragliders can also fulfil their dream of paragliding amidst such an amazing view and lush green hills with breathtaking landscapes. Adventures are all about fun with an adrenaline rush, and this place provides you with both.
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Trekking in Nandi Hills
Trekking lovers often find this place a great sport for their love for trekking as Nandi Hills provides you with an amazing view with a variety of routes from easy to difficult to choose from. Make sure you choose the route that suits your ability. The route for beginners includes a straight way up, a steep trek to the Channarayana hills is for the average trekkers and for the expert trekkers there is a multi-terrain trek which includes different trek paths ranging from grasslands to rocky ways to rivers and paved roads.
Restaurants and Local Food in Nandi Hills
One simply doesn’t need to worry about the food as this tourist spot has a number of restaurants and dhabas ready to serve the tired trekkers and tourists on their way up and down. One would not only fill their stomach here but can also get a chance to have a taste of the local cuisines of this place, the local chat is quite famous and is said to be a must-try. In order to have a more variety in food one can travel to the nearby cities that serve many popular local dishes like dosa, sambhar, vada, Kesari bath, etc. in savoury and popular sweets like Mysore Pak,Chiroti, etc.
Day 1- Arrivalat the Nandi Hills. A visit to theBhogaNandeeswara
Temple. Back to the hotel.
Day 2- An early morning trek over the Nandi hills. Summing up the day at local food joints and local stores of handicraft.