An ancient Lord Shiva and Parvati temple also adorns this hill.
The Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple in Nandi village is one of the oldest temples in Karnataka dating back to the ninth century.
It is also perhaps called Nandi Hills because the hills resemble a sleeping bull (Nandi).
Another theory holds that the hill gets its name from an ancient, 1300-year-old Dravidian-style Nandi temple situated on this hill.
Nandi Hills or Nandi betta (Anglicised forms include Nandidrug and Nandydroog) is an ancient hill fortress in southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state.
It is 10 km from Chickballapur town and approximately 60 km from the city of Bengaluru. In traditional belief, the hills are the origin of the Arkavathy river.
The Chola rulers of the 11th century constructed the roof of the temple.
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The marriage hall was built by the Hoysalas in the thirteenth century and a wall of the second complex was built by the Vijayanagar kings.
The temple hewn out of rock consists of two complexes.
While the first complex houses three deities, the second complex consists of a huge and majestic kalyani pond.