60 kms from Bangalore, Nandi Hills of Karnataka is the most popular weekend getaway. Perched at a height of 1455 meters above sea level, Nandi Hills provides an idyllic retreat for many tourists, just as it served as an ideal summer repose for Tipu Sultan and the British. The hill station abounds in natural beauty. Walking along the mountain tracks among innumerable scenic spots can be a very rejuvenating experience for you. The rich mountain valley, sharp hairpin turns along steep slopes, small cottages clinging along the mountain edges, the cool breeze and the clear blue sky above, are reasons enough for you to plan your vacation in this pristine hill station.
The Nandi Hills offer you historic spots too. Tipu's Drop is a 600feet high cliff from where,
according to legends, prisoners were pushed to death. In your tour to this scenic hill station, you will also be able to appreciate the beautiful Chola temple, Yoga Nandishvara Temple with inscriptions of Sambhaji, the great Maratha ruler Shivaji’s son. The beautiful metallic figures, the Dwarapalakas are indeed great examples of Chola art.
Tourists enjoy the sparking water of the Amrita Samovar, one of the major tourist attractions of the Nandi Hills. At the foothills is the beautiful temple in Dravidian style of architecture, Bhoga Nandishwara Temple, dedicated to Sri Ugra Narasimha and Sri Yoga Narasimha.
The Nandi Hills not only provide you the ideal tracks to trek along its terrains but also offer the thrills of parasailing and paragliding.