Nandi Hills is located 60 km north of Bengaluru, Karnataka.
The ancient hill fortress built by Ganga Dynasty was later enlarged and strengthened by later rulers of the region.
During Chola period, Nandi Hills was called Anandagiri (the hill of bliss). Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple at the top of the hill was built during Chola period (11th century CE).
There are a couple of trekking routes to the top of the hill. The Pushkarini (amrita sarovar) on the way to the top of the hill is restored and in good shape.
Nandi hills is the origin of a few rivers such as north Palar, South Pennar, Chitravathi and Arkavathi.
A welcome get-away near Bengaluru!
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