In and Around Bangalore: Nandi Hills

Another Saturday, another short trip… this time to Nandi Hills.

The idea popped up during lunch and in half an hour we were on our way.

Nandi Hills is a popular hill station near Bangalore, which used to be a summer retreat of Tipu Sultan and the British.

There are plenty of useful information on this place in web

There are clear sign boards once you hit NH-7 and navigating to this place is not at all problem.

Take care not to miss the left diversion at “Rani Cross(Nandi Cross)” while cruising through the High Way, this place is around 10km from the International airport diversion.

From Rani cross, Nandi Hills is 22 km away and the road was in very good condition.


There was hardly any traffic and the route was pretty scenic. Image


We reached there by 6 and wasting no time we moved towards Nehru Nilaya.

The horticultural department has maintained a very good garden around the historic bungalow.




Sun was about to set by the time we reached the temple premises and we were treated with an extravaganza of colors.



Behind the temple, we can have the best panoramic view of the valley, especially the airport and NH with thousands of electric lights.

Here, we felt like the sky is upside down.


As always, I felt, I should have started early and we could have spent some more time exploring the place.

Okey, let’s go to Nandi Hills again when an opportunity comes, it’s worth it.

8 thoughts on “In and Around Bangalore: Nandi Hills”

    1. Thank you.

      Even though Bangalore is a bustling city, overcrowded with people like me, part of the IT crowd, there are a lot of nice places around for a weekend trip.

      Just drive away for a couple of hours, you will be in a different world or era.


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