The Nandi Hills that rise to 1455m are situated 60 km north of Bengaluru. The hills where Tipu Sultan came to relax during summers are now the favourite weekend destination of techies from Bengaluru. The crowd of visitors makes it a congested place during Saturdays and Sundays. However, it is an ideal hiking place from where you can have panoramic views of two beautiful Chola temples. Nandi Hills is a two-hour journey by bus from Bengaluru’s Central bus stand, costing you Rs. 50. The admission charge is Rs. 5 and it stays open between 6am and 10pm.