An ancient Lord Shiva and Parvati temple also adorns this hill.
Inside the fort at the summit, many of the large trees are planted exotics such as Eucalyptus and the undergrowth consists of Coffea arabica along with some native species.
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 former is built on the summit of a rock, about 1700 feet high, three-fourths of its circumference being inaccessible. Several species of plant were introduced into an experimental garden.
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.
The hills are very rich in birdlife making it a very popular location for birdwatchers and bird photographers.