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Nandi Hills- Gift of nature
Sited in the Indian State of Karnataka, Nandi Hills is a renowned hill station of this region. As per the legends, this small hill station got its name because of the shape of the hill, which closely resembles a sleeping bull. However the place was named as Aanada Giri during the reign of the Cholas, which literally means the “Hill Of Happiness”.
The place is full of ecstasy for people who are looking for serene moments. It is glorious with charming views and instinctive tranquil beauty. This place is mainly famous for its exquisiteness and is also a very attractive picnic spot, which gives you an opportunity to spend some time close to nature. This hill station has a number of things to offer and the most important among all is a Dravidian temple, which is around 1,200 years old. Carved on a rock, it is not only a popular destination of Nandi Hills, but in the entire Karnataka. The two complexes of this temple make it more significant, where one complex houses the deity sculptures and the other has a pond, which is known by the name Kalyani Pond. Among the long list of sightseeing attractions some major places are Amrita Sarovar Lake, Tipu's Drop and Sir Mark Cubbon's bungalow. It is also the place from where four rivers, Palar, Arkavathy, Ponnaiyar and Penner originate. It is not only the man-made things that make this place so special, in fact the flora of this place also acts as an enduring attraction for visitors. Along with Coffee Arabica, many more native species of plants are popular that are grown in this region.