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Bengaluru: Infosys Foundation to renovate Nandi Hills

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 5, 2018, 6:47 am IST
Updated Dec 5, 2018, 6:47 am IST
It has historical significance on account of a battle that took place there between the British and Tipu Sultan in the 18th century.
 Nandi Hills
  Nandi Hills

Bengaluru: Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, has announced that has taken up various renovation initiatives at Nandi Hills, a major tourist spot in Karnataka.

To this end, the foundation has invested Rs 75 lakh for the construction of new pathways and stone steps. Nandi Hills, or Nandi Betta, is an ancient hill fortress in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka. It has historical significance on account of a battle that took place there between the British and Tipu Sultan in the 18th century.

 

Infosys Foundation’s restoration project involved the reconstruction of the pathways and steps that lead to the birth place of the Arkavati river, which originates in the lap of Nandi Hills. Also, some of the damaged walls near Tipu’s Drop were renovated and beautified.

Meanwhile, the Foundation has announced that it has completed the Rs 90 lakh renovation works at Infosys Foundation Dharmashala at Kidwai Cancer Institute in Bengaluru. This dharamshala was constructed by Infosys Foundation in 2001.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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