Nandi hills, also known as Nandidurg is famous as hill of happiness. Ancient hill with the ancient origin and importance is located in the southern India , state of Karnataka, near chikkaballapur district and near Bangalore city. Famous hangout spot for the locals, the hill is above 1478m above the sea level. Nandi hill is the Bangalore’s most popular hill station and the perfect place having one of the best sunrise all over the world.
Nandi hills is full of serene view with exciting serene spots all over the place. The place is resplendent with picturesque view and its ultimate beauty of cloud beds. The hill is famous as it acts as a bedrock to the condensation of cluouds in the morning and the view of it just breathtaking. The divine beauty of the nature attracts lots of tourist from all over India. The best time for such beautiful view of nature is in early mornings before sunrise and winters is the best and perfect time of the year to visit. The breeze early in the morning with the cloud formation trespassing through the dense trees makes the place beautiful beyond imagination. It’s like God’s early morning show on the desgining of nature at its best. The view is just perfect to make anyone’s soul lost in the serenity of nature. It has a divine sensation of feeling all around the place, specially in the early morning when cloud formation trespasses from the dense trees with its cold breeze soothing one’s soul. The view from the top of the hill is more stunning and divine during that time, it actually gives you a feeling of u standing in heaven and the world is beneath you. There are layers and layers of clouds all below you, and the clear view of the sun shining on you directly is just the perfect divine beauty beyond imagination and beyond describing. Thus lots and lots of tourists are attracted to explore the divine beauty of nature.
Nandi hill also spots as a popular picnic spot, for there are various other attractions in and around the hill. Attractions like gardens which are maintained by horticulture department. Various restaurants giving the valley view also is a good place for refreshments. Nandi hill’s is also famous for Tipu Sultan’s summer palace and fort. There is a place known as Tipu’s drop from where ke killed his prisoners, which is also a tourist spot. From the foothills or the entrance of the hill, there is still 3 more kms to reach. There is a temple with ample of parking and many things to do around. The 800 year old temple has a beautiful little pond with the blend of peace and serene. It also has an old Nandu statue over thousand years old which also has a great significance and attracts tourists. The way to the hills are surrounded by sunflower gardens and vineyards. The place is very rich in birdlife, which attracts lots of photographers and bird watchers. Nandi hills is also a home to migrant species like nilgiri woodpigeon, shaheen falcon, peregrine falcon etc. nandi hills also has several activities like paragliding, cycling, biking etc. appealing lots of tourist to explore the place. The beauty of the cloudy, misty and foggy hills makes it different hill station altogether from others. One can get to feel the clouds and fogs from so near and watch all the movements of the passing clouds. The cool breeze of the place touches your soul deep within making it feel more divine.
There are many hotels, restaurants and accommodations easily available in and around the Nandi hills. The foothill’s also serves with many hotels and resorts. Restaurants are easily available at top of the hill and near the parks. If not nearby Nandi hills, there are ample of accommodation options in Bangalore, which is 60km away from the hill. There are lots of development schemes coming up for the place, with the development of Tipu sultan’s fort, a food court modeled after the international food chains serving all types of foods including ice-creams and bakery products, a stage to conduct events, botanical gardens, art planetarium etc, making the place more friendly and transforming it into the tourist hub
The best time to visit the hills is winter, from the months of October to February. One should not miss the main attraction that is the view of sunrise above the bed of clouds and hence should make sure to reach the place by 5.30am and not late than that. If coming from Bangalore it’s better to leave by 4.30 am. Spending some quality time along with the beauty of hills and other attractions of the place with the hot breakfast, there are sunflower gardens and wine-yard too to explore while returning from the hills.
Nandi hill is accessed by roads from the most connected Bangalore city. Private vehicle or public transport through roads is the only way to access Nandi hills. Nandi hill is thus aptly described as glimpse of heaven for its breath-taking divine views and is a glory in the tourism of Karnataka. One should thus not miss a chance to explore the divine beauty of nature, when in Bangalore.