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Around the Nandi Hills is one of India’s premier wine-growing regions.


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Nandi Hills activities

$118 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bangalore's Countryside on a Bicycle

On this tour, you will ride through the countryside (Nandi village) to experience the scenic beauty of the Nandi hills, while you visit a beautiful temple with influences from several dynasties as well as a quaint train station whose British style building is still intact. You will also visit a silk processing unit and a potter’s unit, where you can learn how a silk yarn is made and try your hand at the potter’s wheel. This tour is inclusive of breakfast, lunch and non-alcoholic beverage along the trail and will be a guided experience.Start point of the tour - Hard Rock Cafe, off MG RoadStart time of the tour - 6:30 AM  End point of the tour - Hard Rock Cafe, off MG RoadEnd time of the tour - Latest 5:00 PMDuration - 10:30 hours (includes 3 hours of travel time to and from Nandi village)We will meet you at Hard Rock cafe at 6:30 AM and start driving by 6:45 AM to reach Nandi village by 8:00 AM. We will start our day with a quick and nutritious breakfast before getting outfitted with a bike and helmet that will be provided to you. After a safety briefing, we will take off along the trail. The cycling trail will conclude by lunch time. Post an elaborate buffet lunch, you will relax and drive back to the city.  Approximate Distance Cycled: 25 Kms at easy pace

$53 Day Trips & Excursions

Nandi Hills, Amruth Sarovar Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

You will be picked up at your hotel in Bangalore between 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM depending on the season and then transferred to Nandi Hill (approx. 65 km from Bangalore city). Standing at a height of 4851 feet above sea level, Nandi Hill greets you on your arrival. Have breakfast at a local restaurant while enjoying the gorgeous view and ambiance of the place. Then you will be taken to visit the Tipu’s Drop, which is a 600 m high cliff face. It is rumored that the condemned prisoners were pushed to their death from here. There are a number of beautiful temples found in these picturesque hills including the Gavi Veerbhadra Swamy Temple. After the exploration of the temples, you will stop by a museum to learn more about Nandi Hills.Afterwards enjoy a lunch break at a local restaurant followed by the amazing view the Amruth Sarovar. The Amruth Sarovar is a mesmerizing lake with clear lucid water filled to the brim all year round. Depending on your preference, the weather and water level, sometimes you can go down the lake and enjoy the cool beautiful water. There is another water body in this region that heightens the beauty of Nandi Hills - the Arkavathi River. This river originates on the south west of the hills and you can catch a glimpse of some beautiful bungalows with impressive gardens built by the British. The lush greenery of the forest is enhanced by the sunflower gardens and grapevines. The flora and the fauna add to the attraction of this place. After the tour ends, you will be dropped off at your hotel around 4:00 - 5:00 PM.

$70 Day Trips & Excursions

Nandi Hills - Day tour - Pick up from Bangalore hotel

You will be Picked up from hotel or city center area. We can also arrange our pick up if you are not in city center. Don't worry. Just call us. You will be Driven to Nandi hills in an AC vehicle Water bottle and juice will be provided to you en-route Enjoy the highwaysYou will be Driven through the oldest villages of Bangalore. Stop over will be provided to enjoy the vine yards and walk in the village Buy grapes from the vine yards Explore the Nandi Hills Architectural ruins and thousand year old temples tourEasy walk up to Nandi hills and Enjoy the serene beauty of Nandi hills, look at Bangalore from the Top and near by hills and enjoy the sunsetTransfer back from Nandi hills to Bangalore and drop at city center or Hotel at City center for Shopping at Commercial street

$65 Outdoor Activities

Skandagiri Trek-Plan The UnPlanned

We’ll be departing at 11:30 PM from Bangalore to reach the base camp at around 2 AM. But rest assured we shall make the best of this 70 km bus journey as this would be the best opportunity for all of us to get to know each other. And our trek-leads have some fun ice-breaking sessions planned designed to do just that.Once at the base camp, you can either take a quick power nap and catch up on your sleep or take a short walk under the moonlit sky along with a whiff of the midnight breeze as we while away some time before the exhilarating Skandagiri trek.The trek starts at 3:30 AM from the Papagni Temple near the village of Kalwara towards the forest checkpoint where we’ll have our permits checked and forest guides allocated. From this point, you’ll be making your way through pitch darkness over rocky terrains with just the silence of the forests for company. The trek starts off along a semi-dry trail from the checkpoint for a few minutes before making its way through thick forest cover. You soon make your way up through the dense foliage into more rocky terrains as the hike becomes more challenging and the inclines steeper. But the views of Chikkaballapura town glistening in the distance amidst the darkness makes it well worth the effort. All through this narrow trail, one will find several rocky platforms in between where you can take a quick break to catch your breath or simply take in the midnight views down below. But don’t take too long as the sunrise will be anywhere around 5:45 AM and you need to make sure you reach the peak before that. Keep a steady pace as you climb closer to the peak with the sky now giving out various hues of blue and orange letting you know it’s almost show time! The chilly early morning breeze also adds to the electricity in the air.Once at the peak, find your perfect spot and make yourself comfortable for the spectacle about to follow. Watch as the Sun plays hide and seek with the clouds as the first rays of light hits your cold and tired bodies and all the panoramic views of the surrounding hills and fields down below comes into view. Don’t forget to catch a sight of the beautiful Nandi hills located close by as well. One of the best things about the Skandagiri trek is that it rewards you with a different sunrise every time, making it a unique experience each time you visit these ancient hills. In total there are six such ruined fortresses along the trail which lead to the ancient temple at the top. In case you’ve missed them in the dark, do try spotting them on your way down from the peak. The descend offers a completely different experience as you can now enjoy the glorious views all throughout the trail.We’ll be making our way back to the base camp around 9 AM from where we’ll hop back into our buses and stop for some well-deserved breakfast on our way back to Bangalore. Expect to be back at Bangalore by around 2 PM.

$65 Outdoor Activities

Skandagiri Trek-Plan The UnPlanned

We’ll be departing at 11:30 PM from Bangalore to reach the base camp at around 2 AM. But rest assured we shall make the best of this 70 km bus journey as this would be the best opportunity for all of us to get to know each other. And our trek-leads have some fun ice-breaking sessions planned designed to do just that.Once at the base camp, you can either take a quick power nap and catch up on your sleep or take a short walk under the moonlit sky along with a whiff of the midnight breeze as we while away some time before the exhilarating Skandagiri trek.The trek starts at 3:30 AM from the Papagni Temple near the village of Kalwara towards the forest checkpoint where we’ll have our permits checked and forest guides allocated. From this point, you’ll be making your way through pitch darkness over rocky terrains with just the silence of the forests for company. The trek starts off along a semi-dry trail from the checkpoint for a few minutes before making its way through thick forest cover. You soon make your way up through the dense foliage into more rocky terrains as the hike becomes more challenging and the inclines steeper. But the views of Chikkaballapura town glistening in the distance amidst the darkness makes it well worth the effort. All through this narrow trail, one will find several rocky platforms in between where you can take a quick break to catch your breath or simply take in the midnight views down below. But don’t take too long as the sunrise will be anywhere around 5:45 AM and you need to make sure you reach the peak before that. Keep a steady pace as you climb closer to the peak with the sky now giving out various hues of blue and orange letting you know it’s almost show time! The chilly early morning breeze also adds to the electricity in the air.Once at the peak, find your perfect spot and make yourself comfortable for the spectacle about to follow. Watch as the Sun plays hide and seek with the clouds as the first rays of light hits your cold and tired bodies and all the panoramic views of the surrounding hills and fields down below comes into view. Don’t forget to catch a sight of the beautiful Nandi hills located close by as well. One of the best things about the Skandagiri trek is that it rewards you with a different sunrise every time, making it a unique experience each time you visit these ancient hills. In total there are six such ruined fortresses along the trail which lead to the ancient temple at the top. In case you’ve missed them in the dark, do try spotting them on your way down from the peak. The descend offers a completely different experience as you can now enjoy the glorious views all throughout the trail.We’ll be making our way back to the base camp around 9 AM from where we’ll hop back into our buses and stop for some well-deserved breakfast on our way back to Bangalore. Expect to be back at Bangalore by around 2 PM.

$65 Outdoor Activities

Skandagiri Trek-Plan The UnPlanned

We’ll be departing at 11:30 PM from Bangalore to reach the base camp at around 2 AM. But rest assured we shall make the best of this 70 km bus journey as this would be the best opportunity for all of us to get to know each other. And our trek-leads have some fun ice-breaking sessions planned designed to do just that.Once at the base camp, you can either take a quick power nap and catch up on your sleep or take a short walk under the moonlit sky along with a whiff of the midnight breeze as we while away some time before the exhilarating Skandagiri trek.The trek starts at 3:30 AM from the Papagni Temple near the village of Kalwara towards the forest checkpoint where we’ll have our permits checked and forest guides allocated. From this point, you’ll be making your way through pitch darkness over rocky terrains with just the silence of the forests for company. The trek starts off along a semi-dry trail from the checkpoint for a few minutes before making its way through thick forest cover. You soon make your way up through the dense foliage into more rocky terrains as the hike becomes more challenging and the inclines steeper. But the views of Chikkaballapura town glistening in the distance amidst the darkness makes it well worth the effort. All through this narrow trail, one will find several rocky platforms in between where you can take a quick break to catch your breath or simply take in the midnight views down below. But don’t take too long as the sunrise will be anywhere around 5:45 AM and you need to make sure you reach the peak before that. Keep a steady pace as you climb closer to the peak with the sky now giving out various hues of blue and orange letting you know it’s almost show time! The chilly early morning breeze also adds to the electricity in the air.Once at the peak, find your perfect spot and make yourself comfortable for the spectacle about to follow. Watch as the Sun plays hide and seek with the clouds as the first rays of light hits your cold and tired bodies and all the panoramic views of the surrounding hills and fields down below comes into view. Don’t forget to catch a sight of the beautiful Nandi hills located close by as well. One of the best things about the Skandagiri trek is that it rewards you with a different sunrise every time, making it a unique experience each time you visit these ancient hills. In total there are six such ruined fortresses along the trail which lead to the ancient temple at the top. In case you’ve missed them in the dark, do try spotting them on your way down from the peak. The descend offers a completely different experience as you can now enjoy the glorious views all throughout the trail.We’ll be making our way back to the base camp around 9 AM from where we’ll hop back into our buses and stop for some well-deserved breakfast on our way back to Bangalore. Expect to be back at Bangalore by around 2 PM.

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