Weekend Getaway to Nandi Hills

12th Oct 2017

Nandi Hills is the first place suggest by Bangalorens as a weekend getaway.So lets go :)

Day 1

Stop 1


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For all the wine lovers, its a must place to visit.You actually get to taste 5 types of wine and go through a walk tour about the detailed process of wine making.

Points to remember before visiting Grover Zampa:

1. Book your tour in advance.

2. Cost for the tour is 1000 Rs/head (Including the delicious buffet)

3. Best time to visit : January - April

Stop 2

(Last stop for Day1)


The hotel is run by Karnataka tourism and has neat & spacious rooms.The best part about the hotel is the marvellous view from the balcony.

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Stop 1


It is located on the hilltop on a cliff which lies 600m above the elevated ground.The place is very peaceful with a fantastic view which will take away your mind from the hustle bustle of day-to-day life.

If you are wondering why is it called as Tipu drop - that's because long ago the place was used as a drop point to drop the prisoners off the cliff for their wrong doings.

I have also heard that tipu drop is also known as a place where lot of people have committed suicide or have slipped and fallen off so be careful & wear the right shoes.

Points to remember : Do not carry any food items as their are lot of monkeys.

Do not LITER.

In between Stop 1 - Stop 2:

Stop 2


The beautiful lake in between the historical structures is a must visit.If you are a nature lover you would love it here.

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Stop 3


If you have love for heritage & photography you wouldn't want to miss this one.

The Hindu temple is more than 1000 years old filled with wonderful architecture, sculptures & pillars which will leave you spell bounded by its beauty.

There is a picturesque pond inside the temple where you can sit and put your legs inside the pond and enjoy natural fish spa.

Stop 4


The restaurant is right next to the famous IPC (Indian Paratha Co.) Since I had visited IPC before, I decided to try NH7 and it turned out to be a good choice.

Located at the highway provides good quality food, pleasing ambiance with great live music to enjoy your food with.

Avg cost for two - ₹600 (approx.)

Time: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Must Try: Their thick Patiala size lassis.Yum!

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That is all for the weekend getaway.