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Tipu's Drop, Nandi Hills Overview

Tipu's Drop is one of the oldest visiting places. It is located on a hilltop on a cliff which lies 600 m above the elevated ground. One gets a beautiful view of all the hill ranges from the hill top. Yoganandeeshwara temple is a shrine which is located on the side of the hill top and was built by the Chola kings. The place is a scenic beauty and is a must-visit for the nature lovers. It gives a sense of peace and satisfaction away from the hustle of the city.

It dates back to the time when the drop was used as a place to push the prisoners off the cliff as a punishment for their wrong doings. The sound of the rustling leaves is said to be the screams of the inmates who were pushed off the cliff. One gets a fantastic view of the entire city from the hill top.

Tipu’s drop has also been a place from where many people have either committed suicide or have slipped and fallen off. Preparations are now being made to prevent such accidents from taking place so that the spot becomes a much safer place to visit.

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Facilities being provided to make it a safer place

An ornamental grill starting from Mayura hotel is being built till Tipu's drop. This grill will be 450 m in length and will be 5.5 ft high. At present, holes are being drilled in the rocks so that the grill can be fitted in there. INR 50 lakh have been funded by the government for the project as well. Plants like Cyprus and magnolia are being planted along the sprinkler system. Parking facility too will be provided along with eco vehicles for the senior citizens.

Best Time To Visit Tipu's Drop

Since the village is located near to the Arabian Sea, there are chances of the weather being humid. However, the best time to visit the place is from September to March.

How To Reach Tipu's Drop

It is situated on a hilltop near the Yoganandeeshwara Temple. Nandi Hills lie at a distance of 60 km from the city of Bangalore from where buses frequently move to and fro. One can easily reach the place by taking a cab.

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