Nandi hill, a picturesque hill station at a distance of
about 56kms from Bangalore, is famous for its temples and fort. Located
at an altitude of about 1,478 m above sea level, this place with shimmering
lake and green valley, offers a breathtaking panoramic view. Also known
as Nandidurga, it was one of the summer retreats of Tipu Sultan. A flight
of 1,175 steps lead from the base of the hills to the top. Other attractions
here are the Yoga Nandishvara Temple dedicated to Lord Bull, Tipu's Drop
and temples dedicated to Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha and Hanuman.