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Scenic Vistas of Nandi Hills

By Manoj Menon

Nandi Hills is a scenic spot that is close to the Bangalore International Airport which makes it easily accessible for visitors. Over the decades this place has become a popular picnic spot due to its scenic surroundings and the temples that are present here. It is located just 60km from Bangalore city and travellers come here to watch the sight of the rising sun.

For those of you interested, here is a small peek into what you can expect when you travel to this picturesque getaway.

Distance
  

Distance

Nandi hills lies at a distance of 61 km from the city of Bangalore and would take you nearly one and a half hour to reach here.

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Entrance
  

Entrance

There is a huge archway through which you enter this heavenly place. Do bear in mind that there is an entry fee charged here for everyone.

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A Steep Climb
  

A Steep Climb

In order to reach the summit you will have to climb a number of stairs. Though this may be tiring but the cover of greenery around you is sure to keep your spirits high.

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Sunrise
  

Sunrise

The best time to head here is early morning as the view of the sunrise from up the hill is absolutely mindblowing.

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Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple
  

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

There is a temple at the summit of the hill which is dedicated to Nandi.

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The Holy Tank
  

The Holy Tank

Just beside the temple is a stepwell where devotees came and cleansed themselves. Although now this place has been marked off, you can still see the tank here.

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Arkavati River
  

Arkavati River

The source of the Arkavati river can be traced here.

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Touch the Sky
  

Touch the Sky

View of the Skandagiri hill touching the clouds.

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Natural Beauty
  

Natural Beauty

Be blown away by the beauty of nature that surrounds this place.

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Monkeying Around
  

Monkeying Around

A piece of advice to visitors coming here would be to take care of their belongings as the place is a breeding ground for monkeys and they have quite a few tricks up their sleeves.

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