Excursion to visit Nandi Hills from Bangalore
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Product Code : AGORA214
Pick up from your hotel in Bangalore for full day excursion visit to Nandi Hills - once the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan. It’s a good place for hiking and birding. The hill also has temples dating back to the Chola period. The hills offer great views of the surroundings.
Visit Tipu Sultan’s Fort - a destination that is of interest to all the visitors at Nandi Hills. Standing atop the hills, the fort features five arches with minarets, showing off the beautiful art and architecture of the ancient era. It was once the summer residence of Tipu Sultan.
Nandi Hills - temple complex has two large shrines: the "Arunachaleswara" shrine to the south built by the Gangas of Talakad, and the "Bhoga Nandeeshwara" shrine to the north built by the Cholas. It has the sculpture of a king considered to be that of Rajendra Chola. In between there is a small intervening shrine called with "Uma-Maheshwara" shrine with a kalyana mantapa ("marriage alter") supported by ornate pillars in black stone with reliefs depicting of the Hindu gods Shiva and his consort Parvati, Brahma (the creator) and Saraswathi, Vishnu (the preserver) and his consort Lakshmi, the god of fire Agni and his consort Swaha Devi, and decorative creepers and birds in bas-relief. This is typical to Hoysala architecture.
After sightseeing drive back to Bangalore and drop off to your hotel.
• Transport by private AC deluxe car
• Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
• Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
• Monument entrance fees & activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
• Bottled water within the vehicle.
• All taxes.
• Any meals.
• Camera charges at monuments.
• Gratuities (optional).