Gaining the name from the tall statue committed to the god Nandi erected on the hilltop, Nandi Hills is a hill station that has cautiously been uncovered by travelers over the years. Now a popular holiday place for the people of Bangalore and others, it was also the same place where Tipu Sultan sought to run away from the heat of the plains and of the battle.
Located at a height of 4,851 ft above sea level, all the notable grandees like Queen Elizabeth II, Mahatma Gandhi, and more have enjoyed in Nandi Hills. It is dissolved with monuments and sanctum featuring solemn pillars and beautifully carved archway with tangled painted walls and ceilings. Being a hidden gem covered by captivative views of hills and valleys, a cortege of weekenders travel here at early hours just to catch a glance of the sunrise from the top.
The weather here is soothing throughout the year but the best time to visit these Nandi hills is from September and May. Maybe the roads could be slippery and typical to climb up during the rest of the monsoon months. It is best if you are on the hilltop before sunrise since afternoons can be suffocating during summers. This place remain open from morning 6 AM to 10 PM
So are agenda for today’s article is to know:
- Best transport options to visit Nandi Hills
- Ticket details
- Best time to visit Nandi Hills
- Best outfit for the best experience
- Food options
- At last will also see is it really worth visiting
Best Transport Options
So let’s just get started, Nandi Hills is at a distance of 62 km from Bangalore out of which the sloppy part is about 3 to 4 km. It doesn’t have any railway station or airport of its own and the nearest one is in Bangalore for bus. There is a bus from Chikbalapur which is the city of Karnataka that will charge you 42 rupees per head. Buses leave after every half an hour and it takes two hours to reach Nandi Hills. However the best options would still be a two wheeler or rental car from Bangalore this way you will be able to enjoy the beauty along the way and stop in between to click photos or videos or just to spend some peaceful time.
Tickets at Nandi Hills are inclusive of parking charges and the amount is minor. They rented a car and paid about 150 rupees for four people including parking charges. So not sure if it is per person based or vehicle based but anyways the amount is very less and easily affordable so should not be an issue.
Best Time to Visit
I would say early morning is the best time to visit this place it’s main gate opens at 6 a.m. in the morning, so try to reach 6 so that you can enjoy sunrise also you’ll love the beauty along your way in the morning with cool breezes floating around and view from the height as you travel towards the hill. Also September 2 February would be the best duration as temperature is moderate and there won’t be any rainfall.
Nandi hill is at a height that has about 1100 steps and a sloppy area to climb as well. So, I guess the best outfit would be jeans with the top t-shirt for sure which would be the most comfortable one and I would avoid wearing shorts, knee pants, frocks, maxies etc;. As it will be really cold early in the morning, keep a jacket with you. You will probably need it while reaching at the top. Also try wearing shoes at your footwear for the best comfort
Food Options Available
You can get a tea with snacks, at the start when you enter the gate, at the top also there are few general stallslike Dairy come grocery shop and few other stalls as well. When you can get hot snacks like Maggi, Pakoda and a few other basic things.
Is it Worth Visiting?
If you are a nature lover, if you love cool breeze then you should definitely visit this place. You’ll be able to see a beautiful sunrise if you visit this place early in the morning. There you will find an ancient place where you’ll also see various temples and Gardens. There are many resorts and hotels which will help you to enjoy the beautiful view. I hope this article will help you to plan your journey at Nandi Hills.