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Nandi Hills turning into a thriving Vacation Home destination

By: Ankit Kansal, Founder & MD, 360 Realtors Located around ~ 60 km from the city-center of Bangalore, the picturesque Nandi Hills is emerging as one of the most sought-after retirement home destinations in the Silicon Valley of India. Till recently, a hidden gem in the wider Bangalore region, the beautiful location with misty hills, thick green forests, and a serene atmosphere, is becoming a hotbed for retirement and second homes, plotted developments, low-rise homes, farmhouses, eco-resorts, cottages, etc. Further 10 km, from the Nandi Hills, is the picturesque region of Chikkaballapur, another calm and serene location with plenty of greeneries, temples, and natural lakes.

Together in Nandi Hills and Chikkaballapur, there is plenty to do. From adventure sports & hiking to nature walking & cycling to meditation & yoga, the region is everything to relax, rejuvenate, and recharge. . In the vicinity, there are plenty of archaeological sites, temples, waterfalls, and green eco reserves to visit.

The horticulture department takes care of the region and is investing systematically to develop new tourist facilities and retail hubs such as food courts, greenhouse plantations, multi-cuisine restaurants, etc, thereby making it further attractive.

Backed by Solid Economic Foundation

The monumental shift in the fortunes of Nandi hills and its nearby region is not just pinned on misty clouds and enthralling drizzles. There is also solid infrastructure growth, which is pushing ahead the demand in the market. The Kempegowda International airport in North Bangalore is situated at just 20 kms (~ 25 mins) from the Nandi hills region. There are flourishing commercial cum residential markets in Yeshwantpura, Hebbal, Hennur, Devenahalli, etc. With thriving residential neighborhoods in close proximity, it is natural that demand for real estate in Nandi Hills is moving upward.

Recent times have also seen an evolving social infrastructure in the form of new schools, multispecialty hospitals, universities, hotels & resorts, which is adding to the overall liveability in the region. 


An expansive ITIR (Information Technology Investment Region) has been proposed in North Bangalore. The massive infrastructure project has been proposed in 2010 and has been further revived in 2018. More than 50 major IT companies have shown interest in set-up. The ITIR will intersect the Nandi hill region as well.  A pharma SEZ is being developed across ~ 300 acres of land in Chikkaballapur. The Bangalore Aerospace Zone spread across 950 acres of land is also operational.

An emerging hub for Nature-based activities

Nandi hills remind of quaint natural beauty with misty clouds across green caped hills. It is very peaceful & serene, and when it drizzles, the natural beauty grows multifold. Its calm and pristine environment is perfect for someone who would like to decongest from the busy streets of Bangalore and spend some peaceful and calm moments during weekends. This is one of the reasons, many top-ranking govt. officers, corporates, business owners, and start-up junkies are owning cottages & second-home properties in Nandi hills.

Thanks to unique poetic vibes, it is also drawing the attention of writers, poets, art enthusiasts, and other creative souls looking for inspiration within the smoldering heart of nature.

Bangaloreans have always taken a special interest in owning a second home or a retirement Bungalow. While in the past the focus was more on popular tourist destinations in South India such as Munnar, Coorg, Ooty, Back Waters, etc.


However, with the discovery of the lush green beauty in their own backyard, things are altering. Nandi hills are becoming the new favorite for owning a vacation home. There are plenty of gated communities available with plots priced between INR 35- 80 lacs. The region also offers tremendous appreciation potential, stemmed by steady growth in demand. Major developers such as Prestige, Purvankara, Axon, Brigade, etc. are coming up with new launches in the market.