Hotspot, Nandi Hills an ancient hill fortress in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka which falls en route Kempegowda International Airport, will soon get a new look.
With this money, new pathways and stone steps will be set up to make the area more tourist-friendly. The restoration project will also involve reconstruction of existing pathways and steps that lead to the birthplace of the Arkavati river, which originates in the lap of Nandi Hills.
The Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple at the base of the hills is a Grade-1 Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)-protected structure.
Even Mahatma Gandhi had stayed in the Hills for a total of 50 days in 1927 and 1936. A hotel by the name of Gandhi Nilaya has been established on the hills by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation.
Meanwhile, the Horticulture Department has started a pilot initiative from Tuesday, 4 December, of introducing three electric cars which will take visitors on a two-kilometre tour of the area exploring the various flora and fauna at a cost of Rs 100 for adults and Rs 50 for children.
This comes after a similar initiative at the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens proved to be a hit.>