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NANDI HILLS, BANGALORE

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The beautiful Nandi Hills or Nandi Betta or Nandi Durga, is a popular weekend getaway for the people of Bangalore. Situated in the Chickballapur district of Karnataka, it lies at about 60 KMs from Bangalore. Famous for its sunrise/sunset you can find a huge crowd from Bangalore here on weekends. Attractions here include, a garden maintained by the Horticulture Department of Karnataka, the fort(Nandi Durga) built by Tipu Sultan, the 1300 year old Dravidian style Nandi Temple, an ancient Shiva-Parvati temple, Tipu's Drop.

Nandi hills is also a cyclists' paradise, around 400m altitude gain in ~7km, it offers a very good training spot. Cyclists from Bangalore storm Nandi Hills on weekends and holidays. Nandi Hills is at a height of approximately 1478m from mean sea level, and hence boasts of pleasant weather all the year round. Because of this and its location (proximity to Bangalore and Bangalore International Airport) there a lot of commercial and residential ventures underway.

Also, you will find one of the largest and best vineyards of India, the Grover vineyards, nearby. At over 410 acres it’s one of the finest. There are extensive wine trails across the property, and it's also possible to visit the winery's barrel room. Three and a half hour tour followed by lunch start daily at 10.30 a.m., and it includes, wine tasting, visit to winery and a lunch.

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Category
Hill-station, Trekking, Scenic, Adventure
Languages
Kannada, Hindi & English
Altitude
1271m
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Mayank
Mayank
May 29, 2015
The police doesnt allow visitors before the sunrise, but, you should go here to catch the sunrise. The view from the checkpost are stunning as well.
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Mayank
Mayank
May 29, 2015
While returning from here you can plan to visit the Grover Vineyard which close by (approx.15-20km).
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Rohan
Rohan
May 29, 2015
You can either hire a cab from Bangalore or ride you motor bike. The roads from Bangalore to here is like a runway.
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Rohan
Rohan
May 29, 2015
Nandi is cyclist's paradise and you should ride here too. On a weekend/holiday expect to catch up with a lot of other cyclists as well.
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