The Bangalore amateur ham radio operators have a repeater set up on the Nandi Hills, which increases the reach or transmission and reception (Repeater 145.700 (Rx) minus 600 (Tx) with callsign VU2RSB), Nandidurga was traditionally held unimpregnable, and its storming by the army of Cornwallis on 19 October 1791 was one of the most notable incidents of the first war against Tipu Sultan of Mysore.
Our forces took it by storm in 1791, after a three weeks' siege. Firminger's manual notes that several species of Anona were grown at this garden and also notes the peculiarity of Hypericum mysorense: H.
Apart from these, there are other interesting places like Anjaneya temple, Nellikayi Basavanna, Antaragange, Baananthi Bande, etc.
Soon, tourists can travel from the foothills to the hill top, in a cable car - a long pending project which promises to give a majestic view of the hill and the earth below. It is off Bellary Road (National Highway 7 Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway), and overlooks Nandi Hills and Muddenahalli. This tourist spot has been closed by the forest department when checked on , They claimed someone was murdered in the hills and that is the reason its closed for public.
The hills are very rich in birdlife making it a very popular location for birdwatchers and bird photographers.
The evergreen forest patch on top of the hill being a favoured wintering location for many migrant species of warblers, flycatchers and thrushes.