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New Year 2024: Over 33,000 Visitors Flock To Nandi Hills In A Single Day

Enthusiastic travelers are arriving as early as 2 am to witness the mesmerizing sunrise from the hill's summit.
12:18 PM Dec 30, 2023 IST | Saurav Gupta
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Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills: As the holiday season gears up for the New Year's arrival, the rush of tourists to Nandi Hills, located 60km from Bengaluru, has surged significantly. A staggering 33,000 individuals thronged to the hill station on Friday alone.

Confirming this remarkable turnout, Manjunath, the special officer overseeing Nandi Hills, noted a consistent rise in visitor numbers over the past week, with Friday marking a particularly high influx.

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The rush on Friday led many to return after enduring lengthy waits at the entry gates, one visitor told TOI.

Manjunath attributed the increased allure of the hills to misty and foggy weather conditions combined with a drop in temperatures.

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Enthusiastic travelers are arriving as early as 2 am to witness the mesmerizing sunrise from the hill's summit. Additionally, others are making their way later in the day to catch the breathtaking sunset, he mentioned.

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The hill station staff express astonishment at the unprecedented year-end rush. On Friday alone, more than 4,600 two-wheelers, 3,600 four-wheelers, and 60 buses, including 30 from KSRTC transporting schoolchildren, arrived at Nandi Hills, as per Manjunath.

Nandi Hills - Visitor Ban:

To maintain law and order during New Year's Eve celebrations, the Chikkaballapur district administration has enforced a ban on entry to the hills from the evening of December 31 until early January 1. All bookings for that day stand cancelled, and visitors won't be permitted to stay overnight on December 31.

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