Nandi Hills - a good 2 hour peaceful drive on NH4 takes you there, a good drive, a silent serene place with not too much buzzing activities really promotes the place, good for a early morning drive for photographers overall I would say its worth a visit.
65 Kms from Bangalore,
1478 meters above sea level.
Rivers Pennar, Palar and Arkavati orginate from this hill,
Tipu Sultans - summer retreat place/palace ,
1175 steps from the base of the hill to the top,
Tipu's drop - 600 meter cliff from where the prisoners were dropped to death,
Yoganandishwara temple at the top ,
Fresh grapes direct from the fields are sold enroute,
birds and wildlife ,
and overall greenery and silence
Summer: Max: 29°C Min: 23°C
Winter: Max: 21°C Min: 11°C
The trip pictures
Wikipedia Info About The Place