An ancient hill fortress located in Karnataka, Nandi Hills has long been a popular tourist attraction in the region. Its undulating green slopes encircle the Amrit Sarovar Lake. Nandi Hills can be easily reached from Chikkaballapur and Bangalore. Exploring the immense natural splendour of this place is one of the most exciting things to do around Bangalore.
The lush greenery of this expansive site serves as the habitat for a wide variety of wildlife including species such as Yellow-throated Bulbuls, Pill millipedes, Uropeltid snakes, Malabar Whistling Thrush and Shaheen Falcon. Adding to the value of Nandi Hills is the fact that it is the point of origin of rivers such as Pennar, Arkavati and Palar.
Visitors can also take time to visit the array of beautiful temples dotting the landscape. If religious site does not interest you, the number of scenic and historic attractions including Brahmashram, Amruth Sarovar Lake, Secret Escape Route, Horse Way, Tipu's Summer Palace and Fort surely will. The best spot to catch a spectacular view of the nearby villages is Tippu Drop which has an intriguing allure and also a historical significance of its own.
All this and more make Nandi Hills a must visit for sightseers and nature lovers in Bangalore looking to immerse in the region’s unparalleled natural bounty and old world charm.