Sights In And Around Nandi Hills
Amruth Sarovar: a beautiful lake. Tippus Summer Palace and Fort: This used to be Tippus Summer bungalow. Gavi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple: On the way to the Sultanpet, from Tippus palace, natural formation of huge boulders.
Fort: The Fort built on a sprawling area of 90 acres and is above 4851 feet above sea level. Horse Way: A stone doorway in the fort built for helping soldiers to climb the wall on horse back. Palar River Origin: Palar river takes its birth as a small spring on the eastern side of the hill.
Brahmashrama: a serene place built by huge normal boulders. Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple: a temple of exquisite, intricate carvings. Tippu Drop: During Tippus reign, criminals were pushed down from this point to their death as punishment. Arkavathi River Origin: Arkavathi River takes its birth on the south-west of the hill. Secret Passage: a secret escape passage on the west, believed to be Kings’ escape route. Children’s Playground: A lovely garden for children to play. Muddena Halli: Muddena Halli, situated 21 kilometers from Nandi Hills, is the birth place of Sir.M.Vishveswarayya. his ancestral home, where he was born, has been preserved as a museum for public viewing. Other interesting places: Anjaneya temple, Nallikayi Basavanna, Antaragange, Baananthi Bande, Bhaga Nandeeshwara temple etc.
Where to Stay : Preferably stay at Bengaluru. Nandi hills has got limited accommodation facilities for tourists. Nehru House, a guest house owned by horticulture dept, where 25 rooms are available is the better option.
Tips For Travelers : Take food along with you. You can get food/snacks on the hill top, but with more price. Beware of drunk groups and eve teasers. Avoid lonely paths and late roamings. Beware of monkeys who will snatch your food aways and stay dogs.