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Nandi Hills

Some 70 odd kilometers from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is a popular destination among not just car and bike enthusiasts, but also among cyclists. One of the most popular road trips from Bangalore, head over if you want to breathe in the beauty of this lovely spot.

Bangalore to Nandi Hills Road Condition: The 60 km long stretch boasts of roads in good condition and less traffic, so this is a journey to enjoy!

Best time to visit: Anytime is a good time to take this short road trip from Bangalore. However, its a good idea to avoid the rains as it may get slippery on the hills.

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Nandi Hills has been a favourite picnic place for young enthusiasts on a weekend. The pleasant climate appeals to the old and the young alike. Lovers and honey mooners, in search of a quiet, beautiful place, and families on economised budget prefer Nandi Hills. Historians can find a wealth of information and the spiritual minded, peace and tranquility.

From Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, Nandi Hills is a mere 60 kilometers. Nandi Hills offers a surprise of breathtaking scenic beauty and excellent climatic condition. Situated in the Chikkaballapur Taluk of Kolar District in Karnataka, Nandi Hills, at the height of 4851 feet above sea level is, the most popular picnic spot.


Nandi Hills provides modern, well-furnished accommodation for tourists. Nehru House, formerly Cubbon House, build by Lord Cubbon has 18 rooms and available for tourist. Gandhi House, where the Mahatma himself stayed, is under the management of DPAR (Protocol) Government of Karnataka and is reserved for the stay of important dignitaries. The Horticulture Department runs a vegetarian restaurant and the Karnataka Tourism Department runs a vegetarian / non-vegetarian restaurant “MAYURA”. Nandi Hills has a well maintained road of 8 kilometers from the foothill to the top. Medical, postal, telegraph and telephone facilities are available on hill top. 

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Shivanasamudram Falls

 Shivanasamudram Falls, 135 km from Bangalore on road

Bangalore to Shivanasamundaram, road trips from Bangalore

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Shivanasamudra is a small city in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka, India. It is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri, which forms here the boundary to the Chamarajanagar District,

Slightly off the Mysore highway and situated by the River Kaveri, Shivanasamudram Falls is a scenic waterfall around 140 kms from Bangalore. Reach early in the day, and chill by the silvery cascade.

Bangalore to Shivanasamudram Road : The drive to Shivasanamudram is approximately 135 kilometers long and along the NH 209, it is a road trip from Bangalore to relish!

Nearest City to Shivanasamudra Falls: Mysore (81 Kms), Bangalore (130 Kms). Best Time to Visit Shivanasamudra Falls: September to January

  • The World Waterfall Database ranked Shivanasamudra falls has world’s top 45 waterfalls among the world’s 100 waterfalls.
  • Shivanasamudra is home to the first Hydro-electric Power station in Asia, which was set up in the year 1902