About Nandi Hills
With pleasurable climate and decorous view, the Nandi Hills is thronged with tourists the entire year. The young enthusiasts from nearby places have made this destination a hot favorite picnic spot and a weekend getaway. This place has a lot to offer to its visitors including the Amruth Sarovar, which is filled with water up to the brim all around the year. One can witness historical sights like the Tipu's Fort, Brahmashram and the Nehru Nilaya - A divine bungalow built in British style. The Nandi Hills is also famous among the pilgrims as temples like the Nandi Temple, Nandishwara Temple and Yoganandeeshwara Temple are situated here. Rich in tourist sites, the ambiance at Nandi Hills must be felt at least once in a lifetime.
Places To SeeBrahmashram
This is an important pilgrimage site in the region. The ashram is actually made out of natural boulders. It once served as the meditation site for Sage Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, who is regarded as one of the ardent devotees of Goddess Kali. Kanivenarayanapura Town
The Kanivenarayanapura Town is situated at a distance of 7 km from the Nandi Town. You can enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful hills of Skandagiri, Brahma Giri, Nandi Hills and Channa Giri that surround Kanivenarayanapura. The town is famous for its fertile land and cultivation of coconut, silk, grapes and eucalyptus. It is maintained by the Children of Sathya Sai Baba Foundation. Tip
: You can combine a visit to the town with a tour of the nearby Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. Gandhi House
As the name suggests, Mahatma Gandhi had stayed for some time. The house is maintained by the DPAR (Protocol) Government of Karnataka. Tip
: Only important dignitaries are allowed to stay at this site. Gavi Veerbhadra Swamy Temple
The temple is situated on the top of the Nandi Hill, on the way to Sultanpet. The structure has been made out of huge boulders. You can also visit the nearby Sri Yoga Narasimha and Sri Ugra Narasimha temples. Nehru Nilaya bungalow
The bungalow represents the British architectural style. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru had stayed at this place for some time. The bungalow also served as the summer retreat for the then Commissioner of Mysore, Sir Mark Cubbon K. C. B. Nehru Nilaya was also the venue for the SAARC Summit that took place in the year 1986.
Things To DoAmrita Sarovar
The sarovar collects the water from the perennial springs. It is also known as 'Lake of Ambrosia' and 'The Lake of Nectar'. This beautiful water body is one of the prime sources of water supply in the area. The place is the perfect venue for a family outing and picnics. You can also visit Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Chabootra and Shri Ugra Narasimha Temple as they lie in close proximity to Amrita Sarovar. Tip
: Visit the sarovar at night and you will be able to see the waters sparkling in the moon light. Muddenahalli
Located at a distance of 7 km from Chikballapur, Muddenahalli is the birthplace of a visionary engineer Sir M. Visvesvaraya. He is deemed as the architect of Karnataka's progress. A property belonging to his family at Muddenahalli has been converted into a museum. It showcases a huge collection of his written work and photographs. Tipu's Summer Palace and Fort
The palace and fort cover an area of about 90 acres and is situated at a height of 4, 851 feet above sea level. The fort bears a striking resemblance to Dariya Daulat, Srirangapatna. The construction of the fort was initiated by Chikballapur chieftains and was completed in 1791 by Tipu Sultan. The structure is made of wood and has town and archways that represent the architectural style adopted during that time.