Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills near Bangalore, Best time to visit, Visiting Hours and Sightseeing places

Visiting Hours: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm

Best Time to Visit: During Winter ie. Oct, Nov and Dec months.

Distance from Foot of the hills to Top: 8 km. 20 mins by Car to reach Hilltop.

Distance from Chikkaballapura to Nandi Hills Entrance: 6.5 km

Distance from Bangalore to Nandi Hills Entrance: 54.5 km

During Chola period this hills called by Anandagiri. This hill was developed by Chikkaballapura rulers, later by Haidar Ali and Tippu Sultan.


Interesting places at Nandi Hill

Sunrise and Sunset View

One should not miss Sunrise view at 6:00 am and Sunset view at 5:45 pm. This is the best time for the photography.

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. Temple is located in the foothills.   The “Bhoga Nandeeshwara” shrine located in the North was built during the reign of Banas in 9th Century AD, later renovated by Cholas in 11th century AD, Hoyasalas and Vijayanagara Emperors.

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple

It is believed that Yoga Nandeeshwara performed penance on this hill. This temple was built during the reign of Cholas. There will not be any Poojas at this temple.

Amrita Sarovar

Temple Tank called by Amrita Sarovar. Where Amrita means Nectar, Sarovar means Pond. Water never dries in this tank. Tourists can spend their time in the Park surrounding the tank. 

Tippu Sultan fort

Haidar Ali started the fort construction later completed the work by Tippu Sultan. The fort called by Nandi Durga. The fort was built on 90 acres of land and is 4851 feet above the sea level.

Tippu Drop

Tippu used to implement death punishment by dropping Priosers from this point.

Birth of Palar River

River Palar takes its birth on the eastern of the Nandi Hills.

Birth of River Arkavati

Origin of River Arkavati lies on the South-West of the Nandi Hills.

Secret Passage

It is said that this Passage was built for King’s rescue. Kings can safely leave the place during critical times.

Nehru Nilaya (Cubbon House)

Jawaharlal Nehru used to stay at this guesthouse which was built by Lord Cubbon for his stay.

Nandi Hills Accommodation Booking

  1. Standard Check-in Time: 12:00 pm and Checkout Time: 12:00 pm
  2. Room is good for Double occupancy. One Extra bed will be placed with Rs.500 extra charge.
  3. Maximum 3 person per room.
  4. No extra charges for Children under 12 years.

Room Tariff

Room TypeNo.of Persons allowedRoom Tariff (Include Tax)
Suite Rooms2Rs.2240
Normal Rooms2Rs.1120

How to reach Nandi Hills?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Bangalore which is 32 km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Chikkaballapura which is 18 km away.

By Road

  1. The direct bus is available from Bangalore to Nandi Hills which takes 2 hours to reach the place.
  2. Visitors used to reach this place by own vehicle.

 By Own Vehicle

Bengaluru to Bellary road

Devanahalli Cross at 36th milestone on the Bangalore – Bellary Highway.

Take deviation on the Left at the Cross. From Devanahalli Cross, it is 11 km to Nandi Cross.

From Nandi Cross it is 3 km to the foot of the hills.

From foot of the hills, it is 8 km to reach the top.

Reference Link: History