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chennaifocus.in · Jul 17, 2019

Nandi Hills : Ideal Destination for your next corporate team outing

We truly believe that “the best destinations are the ones that are off the map” and Nandi Hills is one of those destinations. Nandi Hills in Karnataka was discovered by travelers and has become a popular holiday spot ever since.

Whether you’re seeking a quick getaway for the weekend or a good rejuvenating break with your work buddies, this is the ideal place for you and your team. Surrounded with mesmerizing views, numerous attractions, and surreal experiences, this offbeat gem is a must visit. Here’s a curated experience guide for a corporate team outing in Nandi Hills.

The ideal time to visit

Nandi Hills is a place that is pleasant all through the year. All you’ve got to do is pick a date and grab your bags. However, the ideal time to visit this paradise on earth is from October to May. The temperature is moderate and good for outdoor activities. The remaining period of June to September receive moderate rainfall.

How to reach Nandi Hills

This minuscule hill station in Karnataka, is accessible by all modes of transport, by road, train, and air. If you’re flying toBangalore, hire a taxi from the Kempegowda International Airport.

If you wish to commute by train, the closest station where you can disembark is Chikkaballapur from where both buses and cabs are available.

Or, if you’re up for a road trip, you can transverse the mere distance of 60 km between Bangalore and the hills by driving down.

Getting around

One can get around the place by auto rickshaws or cabs, which can be used for commuting from the city. However, the best way to discover a new location is almost always on foot and it’s no different in this scenario.

Places to see in Nandi Hills

There are numerous resorts near Nandi Hills but it is always recommended to pick a credible one like Discovery Village where you can unwind after a day full of fun-filled activities and adventures.

Tipu’s Drop

Located on the hilltop’s cliff which is 600 meters above the elevated ground, Tipu’s Drop is one of the most ancient yet famous tourist attractions. While this place is known for being the cliff on which prisoners were executed, it offers a stunning view of the town. Tipu’s Drop is undoubtedly the best viewpoint in the hills for you to unwind with your colleagues.

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

The Nandi Temple or Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple which goes back to the 9th century is one of the most ancient temples in Karnataka. This expansive complex set at the hills boasts majestic architecture.

Amrita Sarovar

The Amrita Sarovar, commonly known as “Lake of Nectar” is the source of water for Nandi. These springs are perennial and a striking sight which shouldn’t be missed during your team outing. Visit this pristine lake after sundown to see the water glisten because of the moon and stars.

Things to do on a team outing

Along with various tourist attractions, there are numerous activities for a group of people in the hills.

Cycling

Be it biking or cycling, in the brilliant terrain, spectacular landscape, and the breathtaking altitude it is the top desirable activity here. Paddling amidst the serene and lush ambiance of the Nandi is bound to be one of the most gratifying experiences.

Take a walk along the hills

Whilst there are a number of things to do, the best experience is to take a stroll with your colleagues and mother nature along Nandi during the golden hours. You’d be able to witness the beauty of nature whilst being thoroughly enchanted by the town.

Paragliding

If you want to take things to the next level and experience this heaven on earth through a different perspective, go paragliding. Nandi Hills is one of the few locations in the state that offers this exhilarating experience to its travelers. Paragliding amidst the green-capped hills and tranquil valleys, this has to be one of the most soul quenching experiences for you and your colleagues.

If all these details don’t make you want to drop everything and get away to the hills with your office mates, we don’t know what will.

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