Nandi Hills

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Nandi Hills, Bangalore Overview

Situated about an hour and a half away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is majestic trekking destination, roughly resembling a sleeping bull. It is a favourite among Bangaloreans for early morning drives to catch the sunrise, adventure sports, or one-day getaways to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

The small hillocks are a famous tourist spot, with a promise of a heavenly retreat into nature's abode. It is blessed with a pleasant climate throughout, its picturesque location featuring the misty mountains and the brilliant sunrise. The Yoganandeeshwara Temple which mounts the hill, with a stunning statue of Nandi (the bull) at its doorstep, grants the hills their name. With its attractions comprising of religious sites, Nandi hills is also a nature lover's as well as an adventure enthusiast's haven with the trekking and other activities amongst the dewy hillocks and exotic flora and fauna.

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Nandi Hills has pleasant weather all year long, except during the rainy seasons. Thus, October to June is the best time to visit.

The Karnataka Tourism Department runs a hotel named Mayura Pine Top perched on top of the hill, with a vegetarian and non-vegetarian restaurant. There are several AirBnB options here as well. The neighbouring town of Chikkaballapur offers more lodging options for travellers.


Trekking
Nandi Hills is a famous trekking spot. There are several trek routes, through the Nandi hill, to suit the ability and strength of different kinds of trekkers, from beginners to experts. There is a simple rustic way up the hills for beginners. For mid-level trekkers, there is a steep trek up the Channarayana Hills. This is a strenuous route. For the extreme enthusiasts, there is a multi-terrain trek circuit through grasslands, rivers, rocky ways and paved roads.

Paragliding
One of the few places in the state, where one finds paragliding facilities. Paraglide over these hills and valleys, for some of the most memorable experiences here.

Cycling/Biking
Given the landscape, terrain and the tantalizing altitude, one can have one of the most enjoyable cycling or biking experience at these hills.

Nandi Hills can easily be accessed by road. Take a deviation on the left of the Bangalore-Bellary road once you reach the Devanahalli cross, situated on the 36th milestone. From here, travel 11 kilometres to reach Nandi cross. The base of the hill is located 3 kilometres from here. The top of the hill is located 8 kilometres from the foot of the hill.

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