Arguably the best discovered weekend getaway from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is known for its surreal beauty and spectacular attractions. It’s a tiny hidden gem, just 60km from Bangalore, and is a must visit for all the nature lovers as well as adventure enthusiasts.

Apart from gorgeous sightseeing options (such as Tipu’s Drop, Tipu Sultan Fort and Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple), what you must really look forward to is the variety of adventure sports you can partake in on this hilly retreat. The best thing about this place is that you can visit here any time of the year, and it’ll be just as special.

The first thing to do here is biking and cycling; along the spectacular landscape and terrific hilly terrains. Paddling away in the breezy ambiance of the hills is one of the most soul-satisfying experience to have in Nandi Hills. There are specified paths carved out for adults and children (below 12 years) for cycling here.

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Then of course, there’s nothing like using your feet to explore the place. Nature walks along the hills is quite popular; they’re simple and easy, and offer the best experience to a slow traveller. The best time to do it is during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset. This is when you can also give a shot to clicking photographs of the charming town.

If you think of flying and soaring above valleys and hills, paragliding is for you. Nandi Hills has great provisions for this activity. Paragliding has really caught up with the travellers here; it’s a liberating experience, flying over the clouds, lush green hills and gorgeous valleys.

Other adventure activities include camping, bird-watching, heritage walk, trekking from the foothills to the top of Nandi Hills, low rope and high rope course activities, zip-lining, river crossing, rappelling, Burma bridge and Burma loop activities.