Nandi Hills

Nature in Nandi Hills

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Rising to 1455m, the Nandi Hills, 60km north of Bengaluru, were once the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan. Today, it’s an easy day-trip, and is predictably congested on Saturdays and Sundays. You'll find good short hikes, with stellar views and two notable Chola temples but note that accommodation options are very limited.