Bangalore & nearby towns of Karnataka are situated on Deccan Plateau. Average elevation is 3020 feet above sea level. Due to this elevation Bangalore enjoys breezy & equable climate all through the year. Temperature rarely goes below 12 or over 30 Celsius. Rains normally occur during the evenings here. Because of several small & large hills, monsoon rivers & lakes dot the plateau to the delight of tourists. Nandi Hills are such an example near Bangalore.
|Dense morning fog has engulfed the hills|
Nandi Hills or Nandi Durg is located in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka approx 60 km from Bangalore City. It is 20 km off NH 7 near new Bangalore airport. It is nearly 1480 m above sea level.
Mornings are cold & misty here. Good place for outing. Plan for morning but don’t forget your jacket.
This place is source of rivers like Penner, Ponnaiyar, Palar & Arkavathy.
The name Nandi Hills originates from one or many of stories.
*Yoga Nadeeshwara performed penanace here,
*During Chola period it was called as Anandgiri,
*Tippu Sultan made a fort Nandidurga here,
*Because the hill resembles a sleeping bull &
*Because of 1300 year old Dravidian style Nandi temple on the hill.