ALL ABOUT IDANRE HILL – OKE IDANRE, ONDO STATE
Idanre Hill is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria. Added to Idanre Hill beauty, which fires human curiosity is the fact that the entire people of Idanre lived on these boulders for almost a millennium.
Located in Idanre Town, about 24 kilometres southwest of Akure, Ondo State capital, the ancient Idanre Hills had been a home for the Idanre community for almost 100 years.
IDANRE HILL IS A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
As a natural and cultural landscape, Idanre Hills stands out well among all other places that have been listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
It is a cluster of intimidating and imposing hills housing some wonderful things which confound the senses.
The hills surround the town, envelope it and dominate life in the town. From any angle, one sees the hills and virtually every activity revolves round this collection of hills.
IDANRE HILL FLORA AND FAUNA
Apart from that cultural role, the town pulls the wealthy and the commoner, basically due to its perceived mystical aura and the giddy excitement lovers of nature get when they surmount the steep, daunting climb to the top, to witness a spectacular view of the new town and adjoining hills in a breath-taking manner.
The flora and fauna of the place had been under scientific study for several decades. The topography of the place will be of great value to mankind.
Its physical attributes include Owa’s Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun foot print etc.