Tourism Places Details

Visiting places in a range of  (10KM)

Nandi Hills 

Nandi Hills is located about 10 km south of Chikballapur off the state highway 74. It takes about 7 km more to reach the top of the hill from the base. The plateau on the top houses a botanical garden and serves a good viewing point to observe the scenic beauty around the hill range. Nandi Hill is also known as Nandidurga fort because of the fort built by the ruler Tipu Sultan Attractions to visit: 1. Temples - Yoganandeeshwara, Bhoganandeeshwara, Gavi Veerbhadra Swamy 2. Tipu Fort - It used to be Tipu Sultan's summer house. Since entry here is prohibited, it can only be seen from the outside 3. Tipu Drop - This is the place Tipu Sultan dropped his prisoners as punishment 4. Paragliding - Nandi Hills is one of the unique places in Karnataka which offers paragliding activity 5.Secret Escape Route - A secret passage on the west, is believed to have helped the Kings to escape during unforeseen attacks

Bhoganandeeshwara Temple 

Constructed around 806 A.D. by Rathnavalli of Bana Dynasty in the Dravidian style, this temple is known for its ancient Architecture. This temple is located in the Nandi Village and is a good place for the history and architecture enthusiasts.

Other such temples in the area are the Yoganandishwara temple and the Sri. Arunachaleswara temple

Muddenahalli Overview

Muddenahalli is the home town of Sri M.Visveswaraya(Sir.MokshaGondam Visveswaraya), the architect of modern Karnataka. Located just a few Kilometres from Nandi Hills, the house of this genius is converted to a museum is a must visit.


The Ranganatha Swamy temple 

The Ranganatha Swamy temple or Rangasthala as it is known is situated 5km down Chikballapur towards the Gauribidanur village. This is a beautifully designed temple with a brilliantly carved stone statue of Vishnu and there are scriptures written in original Vijaynagar way.


Visiting places in a range of  (35KM)


Vidhurashwatha is a village in the Chikkaballapura District of Karnataka State in India. It is located near Gauribidanur, and is a regional pilgrimage center. As the name suggests, it is historically connected with Vidhura from Mahabharata who is known to have planted a banyan tree which is still living. This place is also sometimes referred to as Jallianwalla Bagh of the south in recognition to the death of 25 people in firing by the British police during the Quit India Movement.



Kaivara is a famous pilgrimage dedicated to Narayanappa (Kaivara Thathayya), who lived here during the last part of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. The city got its name from the famous bilingual poet. Narayanappa has written numerous prophecies about the forthcoming events Kaalagnana. He has written poems in praise of the Lord Amara Narayanaswamy, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, both in Kannada and Telugu languages, as well.

The Amaranarayana Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The beautiful architecture of the temple consists of four sculpted stone pillars with minutely sculpted motifs. It constitutes the Navrang Mandapa. King Vishnuvardhan of the Hoysala dynasty installed the idol here. Aranya Rama Temple is located close to the Amaranarayana temple and is dedicated to Lord Rama, where is resided with his wife, Sita Devi, and brother, Lakshmana. As per the legends, when the Pandavas were in exile, Bheema killed the Demon Bakasura here. To honor Bheema?s deed, the Bheemeswara Temple was built.


Visiting places in a range of  (70KM)


Lepakshi is culturally and archaeologically significant as it is the location of shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Veerabhadra which were built during the Vijayanagara Kings' period (1336–1646). The temples are the location of mural paintings of the Vijayanagara kings and Kannada inscriptions. Near the temple complex is a large granite Nandi bull. On a hillock known as Kurma Saila, "tortoise shaped hill", are other temples to Papanatheswara, Raghunatha, Srirama, and Durga.