Is Nandi Hills Open?|Landslide in Nandi Hills [2021]

Nandi Hills in Karnataka is closed for a long time starting August 25, 2021, due to a landslide that cut off the access to the hilltop.


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Picture courtesy The Hindu

Today, 25th August turned out to be a disappointing morning for those who traveled to Nandi Hills to view the sunrise.

I was among the very first to reach there and waited patiently for the gates to open.

The authorities came back and said there is a landslide due to which access to the hilltop has been obstructed.

Upon enquiring how much time it will take, I was informed it will take 2-3 months to bring it back for tourists.

This is not the official version, but for any Nandi Hills lovers, avoid the Nandi Hills plan as it will be closed for some time now.

Landslide in Nandi Hills

It rained heavily on 23-24th August. Also, there were heavy rains on the 25th morning.

A landslide was reported by the authorities on the morning of 25th around 6am.

Seems a landslide happened at night that blocked the path to the hilltop.

Where is Nandi Hills?

Nandi Hills is a tourist spot around 2hrs drive from Banglore, Karnatka.

It is famous for its sunrise and sunset views.

How much time it will take to clear the Nandi Hilltop route?

Authorities will be accessing the damage and there will be an official announcement, meanwhile, the first-hand information I got from the person available today is it may take 3-4 months before tourists can visit again.

Watch the visuals in this video (not in English)



Banglore to Nandi Hills

Nandi hills from Banglore are around 40km. You can reach there by either bike or car or a rental vehicle.

You can also book KSDCT tour to Nandi Hills in case you do not have your own vehicle. Taking this tour will be cheap if you are not traveling in a group.

Most of the visitors start early around 3am from Banglore and reach there by 430/5am.

You can also plan to stay there at Nandi hills resorts and plan for trekking and sunset as well.

Nandi Hills Timings

During Corona, the timings are changed. Due to the night curfew between 10pm to 6am, the entry has been restricted otherwise you could reach there at 430am and start the trek to see the awesome view of the sunrise.

Do check the latest covid guidelines before planning to avoid disappointment. At the time of writing this post, the timing was 6am to 9pm.

Things to be aware of before visiting Nandi Hills

To make your visit to this natural beauty more fun, make sure you keep the following in mind:

1. Carry some food and ample water with you. There are not too many options of food there.

2. Beware of the monkeys, they will jump for any food in sight.

3. You can book a hotel and enjoy both sunrise and sunset.

4. There are few other places you can visit like the vineary, temple and grapes farms.

Nandi Hills Resort

In case you are not hard-pressed for time, you can plan a night stay. The hotels are not very cheap and do not include completory Breakfast.

The restaurants do serve both veg and Non-veg food.

Nandi Hills to Banglore

Nandi hills is an early morning spot, if you are planning for just sunrise, it will be better to return back immediately else you will experience the infamous Banglore traffic 😀

If you are staying at a hotel around there and planning for a sunset view as well... then do a trek around to appreciate the natural beauty.


Nandi Hill Only for sunrise? 

Sunrise is really awesome at Nandi hills but it has many more places to visit. it could be your full-day outing.

Watch this video about weekend trip and places to visit apart from the sunrise.




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