Tourist Places near Bangalore (Karnataka) – NANDI HILLS

The hills are located about 35 km east of Bangalore and about 9500 R above sea level. On the top of the hill, there are temples10

dedicated to Sri Ugra Narasimha and Sri Yoga Narasimha. On the lower hill there is a temple dedicated to Sri Bhoga Narasimha. There is a Traveler’s Bungalow and a Kalyana Mantap on the top of the hill and a Forest Lodge and Taluk Board T.B. at the foot of the hill.

A flight of 1,175 steps leads from the base of the hills to the top. On top was Tipu Sultan’s summer retreat and the remains of Tipu’s fort bear this out. Tipu’s Drop, a 600 metre high cliff face, where prisoners were hurled down the precipice, is an awe-inspiring sight.

You can visit this place at any time of the year. Its best if you are on top of the hill before sunrise. The wind, fog and clouds that blow  towards you in the morning is just amazing. To be on top of the hill by 5:30AM, you need to leave Bangalore at around 4AM. If you are not sure about the route, leave even earlier.

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