Nandi Hills Station
Nandi Hills additionally prestigious by the name of Nandidurga is a hill station located at an elevation of 4,851 feet over the sea level is an ideal for a calm break with lackadaisical walks around the numerous pathways. Nandi Hills got its name from the antiquated Dravidian temple devoted to the statue of Nandi Bull who is accepted to be the mount of Lord Shiva. It is an old hill fortification, which served various dynasties in the yesteryears. Moreover, there are two old Shiva Temples , one at the foot and the other at the top and makes this hill even more graceful.
Activities: Hang Gliding, Paragliding Trekking etc.
Best Places to Visit:
Tippu’s Drop: The point from where the Tipu used to fall his detainees is Tipu’s Drop. Situated at a height of 600 m, it is one of the noteworthy chronicled areas in the area. This region gives an excellent perspective of the hill ranges.
Tippus Summer Palace and Fort: At the time of Ganga, a Fort was built by chieftains of Chikkaballapur which is then strengthened and turns into a rest house by Tipu. Since then it is known as Tipu’s Summer Bungalow.
The Nandi Temple: A standout amongst the most sacred pilgrim center in the locale, the Nandi temple was made amid Kempe Gowda’s Vijayanagar administration. Located on the foot hills of Nandi slopes, the managing divinities of the temple are Yoga Nandeeshwara and Bhoganandishwara.
Amruth Sarovar : Amruth Sarovar is an excellent water lake that brims with the clear water all the year round.
Yoga Nandeeshwara temple: A temple of perfect and multifaceted carvings, Yoga Nandeeshwara temple is one of the most established and pilgrim places in the area, which was made by the Cholas. It is additionally has a delightful Kalyana Mantapa.
Some other major tourist attractions in the vicinity are: Gavi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple, Horse Way, Palar River Origin, Brahmashrama, Arkavathi River Origin etc.
Best Season to Visit: Throughout the year