Nandi Hills
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
This was once the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan. It’s a good place for hiking and birding. The hill also has temples dating back to the Chola period. It gets extremely crowded on weekends. The hills offer great views of the surroundings, though.
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  • Jatin Sharma
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking Views with Spiritual bliss.
    Awesome place for scenic sights and spectacular sunrise and sunset. We reached post the sunrise, however the view and the visit to Nadi & Shiva temple were worth cherishing. You can have some beautiful nature clicks if you are into flora and landscape.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Rohit
    Thane, India7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to go relax on a weekend
    This place is absolutely amazing to visit, You'll find young crowd and amazing people around you. It's recommended that you leave from Bangalore atleast around 4 A.M to see the sunrise. It was a great experience, would surely go again. Also, remember to only take water with you, food is not allowed as there are wild animals (mainly monkeys)
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Megha Thomas
    Hyderabad, India14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nature's Embrace
    Nandi Hills, Karnataka – a slice of heaven for all you nature buffs out there! Seriously, if you haven't caught the sunrise and sunset vibes here, you're missing out on life's ultimate Instagram-worthy moments. Picture this: the sun doing its majestic rise and fall, painting the sky with colors that'll blow your mind. 😍 And oh boy, let's talk about that sunrise game. The way the first light creeps in, revealing the landscape below, it's like magic unveiling right before your eyes. 🌅 And sunsets? Don't even get me started! You'd think the sky turned into a canvas, with every shade of orange, pink, and purple you could imagine. But hey, heads up: this place isn't a hidden gem anymore. That gate swings open at 5:30 am, but folks start queuing up from a wild 3 in the morning! Yeah, the hype is real, my friend. But trust me, it's all worth it. And did I mention the small trek? It's like nature's way of saying, "Hey, earn these breathtaking views!" You hike up a bit, and BAM – the whole world just opens up in front of you. It's like a giant reward for taking a leisurely stroll. 🚶‍♂️ So, if you're down for stunning sunrises, mind-boggling sunsets, and a place that'll make your heart race with nature's beauty, Nandi Hills is where you need to be. Don't miss out – Mother Earth really showing off here! 🌄🌿
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Road62753874934
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peacefully enjoyable place
    Want to enjoy away from city hustle? Here we go, Every weekend we all look for new things to explore, apart from partying, clubs, shopping etc. Every person looks for peaceful, mesmerising places to explore. One among such place near to a big city is Nandhi Hills! The road trip to this place is just adorable! Can go with family, friends. Nature is the only way were peace can be expected. So give a try visiting this place, will surely enjoy. The view from the hills are just amazing, most of the facilities are available. The most attractive part is the nandhi Idol! Make sure you don't miss it out!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Sonal Agarwal
    Bengaluru, India383 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Between the clouds
    Its a nice place but its also over crowded. We went by bike and trust me it was difficult to move from the crowd area. the gate open at 5:30 am and people rush to get inside. Then immediately you have stand in the queue to get the tickets. It was difficult to park our bike, although there is enough parking. People go crazy during weekend. I dont like crowded area and I just wanted to run away from the place. But the weather was very nice, cool and pleasant. it was drizzling and was little cloudy. I would suggest to go over the weekday early morning and feel the vibe. There is a restaurant also over to the top. One has to walk for around 1 km to reach the top and if u cant walk, buses are available for 25/- per head. but if you want to enjoy the nature and weather, walk and take pictures as much as want. One can spend 1-2 hours which is enough to explore the whole hill. I would also suggest to wear shoes because of monsoon it gets little slippery and also carry a warm jacket, it can get cold in the morning.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 September 2023
  • SAMAREN
    Bhubaneswar, India316 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEST ECO DESTINATION
    Any visit to the Garden City of Bengaluru will not be complete without a trip to the iconic Nandi Hills which is located about 70 kms from the city.A heritage tiny Hill station, Nandi hills has rare flora and fauna which attract Nature lovers.Built by the Britishers for Summer retreat,Nandi hills has amazing infrastructure for tourists and trekkers alike.Its trees, plants, flowers, temples and visitors watch points are superb. Tipu Sultan too had developed this place.Later years saw many developments.KSTDC too has put in place tremendous infrastructure with eco friendly cottages, pathways and transportation on the top of the hills.Yoga Nandeeshwar Temple is a heritage spiritual place.There are eateries around.Sunset and sun rise point too.It was a wonderful trip and worth cherishing too. Getting a chance, would like to visit the place again.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 December 2023
  • Vratin Shah
    Mumbai, India1,307 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day trip recommended
    Nandi Hills located around 1 hour drive from Bengaluru in early hours is an hill station with various view points & attractions around. The entry to hill station is restricted to 6 AM to 6 PM with entry being closed when the parking is full. We visited the Nandi hills for Sunrise but unfortunately it was too foggy & couldn't see any thing. Also, it's a lot of walk & crowded so not good for small kids. I would still want to visit for a full day trip to explore everything in and around.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 January 2024
  • Inspire56214505708
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good
    We went to the famous Nandi Hills in the early morning of 29th Dec 2023 to see the sunrise. It is a beautiful and popular place for family outing near Bengaluru. However, that day it was very crowded and there was hardly any parking space. We however, had a good time as we had gone as a family together. I recommend that one should avoid weekends and go there on week days, if possible.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 June 2024
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Inspire56214505708
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We went to the famous Nandi Hills in the early morning of 29th Dec 2023 to see the sunrise. It is a beautiful and popular place for family outing near Bengaluru. However, that day it was very crowded and there was hardly any parking space. We however, had a good time as we had gone as a family together. I recommend that one should avoid weekends and go there on week days, if possible.
Written 3 June 2024
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Flyer44192977900
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Jan 2024 • Couples
The nandi hills maintenances are making waste of time to people who visiting the place to see but after reaching the place they r asking girls aadhar card while we go as couple we have travelled 120kms to the place they didn't leave me to go up to see the place even they didn't putted any board and didn't upload to Google regarding we can't carry aadhar everytime in our packet and soo much we have requested they totally wasted my time and my fuel money and they are not respecting the people and they said if u have aadhar go up or get out off the place i,m strongly request to nandi hills associates to update the changes in Google because people can see in Google but it,s a worst place
Written 5 February 2024
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Vratin Shah
Mumbai, India1,307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Nandi Hills located around 1 hour drive from Bengaluru in early hours is an hill station with various view points & attractions around. The entry to hill station is restricted to 6 AM to 6 PM with entry being closed when the parking is full. We visited the Nandi hills for Sunrise but unfortunately it was too foggy & couldn't see any thing. Also, it's a lot of walk & crowded so not good for small kids. I would still want to visit for a full day trip to explore everything in and around.
Written 22 January 2024
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Ashwini Mehta
Bhopal, India1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Due to week end heavy rush was there,no police bandobust was there to regulate traffic,as usual autos and local people tried to overcome tourists.No arrangements were made for tourists coming from different parts of country and contributing economy of state.
Written 1 January 2024
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SAMAREN
Bhubaneswar, India316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Any visit to the Garden City of Bengaluru will not be complete without a trip to the iconic Nandi Hills which is located about 70 kms from the city.A heritage tiny Hill station, Nandi hills has rare flora and fauna which attract Nature lovers.Built by the Britishers for Summer retreat,Nandi hills has amazing infrastructure for tourists and trekkers alike.Its trees, plants, flowers, temples and visitors watch points are superb.

Tipu Sultan too had developed this place.Later years saw many developments.KSTDC too has put in place tremendous infrastructure with eco friendly cottages, pathways and transportation on the top of the hills.Yoga Nandeeshwar Temple is a heritage spiritual place.There are eateries around.Sunset and sun rise point too.It was a wonderful trip and worth cherishing too.

Getting a chance, would like to visit the place again.
Written 27 December 2023
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Prestige Somerville
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Nandi hills which is located in karnataka state, india. ITs one of the best place to feel nature in india and also called Europe of south of india
Written 19 December 2023
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FarAway57623133854
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Senseless restrictions, too much traffic, hopeless management. Officials, Better find another job if u can’t manage it properly. Feels overhyped because of these.
Written 22 October 2023
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Sonal Agarwal
Bengaluru, India383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Its a nice place but its also over crowded. We went by bike and trust me it was difficult to move from the crowd area. the gate open at 5:30 am and people rush to get inside. Then immediately you have stand in the queue to get the tickets. It was difficult to park our bike, although there is enough parking. People go crazy during weekend. I dont like crowded area and I just wanted to run away from the place.
But the weather was very nice, cool and pleasant. it was drizzling and was little cloudy. I would suggest to go over the weekday early morning and feel the vibe. There is a restaurant also over to the top. One has to walk for around 1 km to reach the top and if u cant walk, buses are available for 25/- per head. but if you want to enjoy the nature and weather, walk and take pictures as much as want. One can spend 1-2 hours which is enough to explore the whole hill. I would also suggest to wear shoes because of monsoon it gets little slippery and also carry a warm jacket, it can get cold in the morning.
Written 19 September 2023
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Road62753874934
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Want to enjoy away from city hustle?

Here we go,
Every weekend we all look for new things to explore, apart from partying, clubs, shopping etc.
Every person looks for peaceful, mesmerising places to explore. One among such place near to a big city is Nandhi Hills!
The road trip to this place is just adorable! Can go with family, friends.
Nature is the only way were peace can be expected. So give a try visiting this place, will surely enjoy.
The view from the hills are just amazing, most of the facilities are available. The most attractive part is the nandhi Idol! Make sure you don't miss it out!

Written 10 September 2023
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Rajiv
Bengaluru, India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Very nice place you can spend a whole day here.
Surroundings are little costly though.
Morning sunrise is the best time to visit.
Written 1 September 2023
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