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Nandi Hill Station

Nandi Hill Station is located just 60 kms north of Bangalore is the summer resort called Nandi Hills. Also known as Nandidurga, it was one of the summer holiday vacation retreats of Tipu Sultan.

Nandi Hills was popular with the British too who built bungalows and laid out gardens here.

Today of course, it's a hot favourite among Bangaloreans who find this an ideal get-away for weekends. The 1478-m high Nandi Hills is the originating point of many rivers.

And the forests surrounding the hills, abound with wild animals. Around the Nandi Hills are several smaller hills, which can be visited on foot.

How To Get There
By Air
The nearest airport is Bangalore.

By Rail
The nearest railhead is Chikkaballapur.

By Road
Nandi Hills is connected by road to Bangalore and Chikkaballapur.

Places To Stay
Hotel Mayura Pine Top Nandi Hills.
Kolar District.
Guest House of the Horticulture Department.
PWD Accommodation.

Climate
Summer
Max: 29°C Min: 23°C.

Winter
21°C Min: 11°C.

General Information
Location
60 kms north of Bangalore, Karnataka.

Altitude
1478 m above Sea Level.

Main Attraction
Tipu's Drop, Yoga Nandishvara Temple.

Best Time
Throughout The Year.

Languages
Kannada, Hindi, English.

Prime Attractions of Bangalore
Bangalore Palace
Bangalore Palace, inspired by the Windsor Castle, was built in 1887 AD by Chamaraja Wodeyar in Tudor-style.

Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary
Bheemeshwari in Mandya district is an ideal place not only for the wildlife but also for people on a holiday spree.

Bull Temple
The Bull Temple situated in Bangalore, houses the 4.57 m high and 6.10 m long image of Nandi, Lord Shiva's bull.

Cubbon Park
In the heart of the Bangalore city is located Cubbon Park, in front of Vidhana Soudha, stretching over an area of about 300 acres.

Daria Daulat Bagh Palace
Housing Tipu's Summer Palace, the Daria Daulat Bagh in Bangalore stands testimony to Tipu's love of greenery and open spaces.

Janapada Loka - Folk Arts Centre
53 kms from Bangalore on Bangalore-Mysore Road at Ramanagaram is Janapada Loka, a subsidiary of Karnataka Janapada Parishath, registered as a public charitable trust in 1979, for the preservation and promotion of folk arts.

Lal Bagh Gardens
The rich and beautiful Lal Bagh Garden is a pleasant 240 acres park in the southern suburbs of Bangalore.

Shree Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple
Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple near Bangalore, is a natural monolith carved cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Somnathpur: Kesava Temple
When one arrives at Somnathpur, a tiny village on the banks of the Kaveri, 140 kms, south-west of Bangalore. Here in this everlasting rural stillness, like a milestone to eternity, stood one of the last and the grandest of Hoysala monuments - the Kesava Temple built 740 years ago.

Technical Museum
Adjacent to the Government Museum in Bangalore is the Vishveshwaraya Industrial And Technological Museum, the second of its kind in India.

Tipu's Fort
Situated opposite the city market, Tipu's Fort is known for the beautifully carved arches in Islamic style on the gate walls.

Tipu's Palace
Tipu's Palace, the summer palace of Tipu Sultan is located in Bangalore. Within the fort are the remains of Tipu's Palace.

Vidhaan Soudha
The majestic looking Vidhan Soudha located in Bangalore is a marvel of neo-Dravidian architecture and one of the most imposing building not only in Bangalore but also in India.
 
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