Nandi Hills Escape
Nandi Hills (60 kms) provides an escape from an urban living in Bangalore. The hills are a popular tourist spot during summer as it also provides a relatively better climate being 1200 ft above Bangalore.
There are several areas to visit and explore in Nandi Hills
# Tipu's Drop - the famous place from where Tippu Sultan threw his condemned prisoners to death
# Ancient Temples - there are temples dedicated to Sri Bhoga Narasimha, Sri Ugra Narasimha and Sri Yoga Narasimha and you can see beautiful old temples.
# Gavi Veerbhadra Swamy temple: Huge boulders have been transformed into a magnificent temple.
# Children's Playground - The Horticulture department maintains a garden and a restaurant.
# Rivers - the rivers Pennar, Palar and Arkavati originate from these hills.
# Brahmashram - it is said that Sage Ramakrishna meditated here. Its a cool cave.
# Paragliding - Nandi Hills is one of the unique place in Karnataka which offers paragliding activity.
# Cycling/biking - Nandi Hills is popular for cyclists on weekends
Apart from these, there are other interesting places like Anjaneya temple, Nellikayi Basavanna, Antaragange, Baananthi Bande, Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple etc.