Nandi Hills - Experiencing the Heaven Again 31/08/2014
Place: Nandi Hills, Chikkaballapur district
Distance: 70 kms * 2 =140 kms
Route: Vijaynagar -> Hebbal -> Devanahalli -> Nandi hills
Crew: Chandu, Pradeep, Manju, Pradeep, Arun and myself.
Bikes: Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda Unicorn and Honda Activa
Chandu came to Bangalore for a long weekend. It has become a ritual to visit Nandi hills whenever someone comes from my native. Check my previous post - Nandi Hills - Heaven On Earth 21/06/2014 where I visited Nandi hills with my other friend. The beauty of Nandi was as good as in my previous visit so I am restricting description as short as possible.
Brief about the place: Popularly known as Nandi Betta or Nandi Durga for the locals and the people of Karnataka. This hillock is situated about 60 km from Bangalore City. Nandi Hills gets its name from the famous Nandi temple situated atop the summit. The Nandi hill is about 4851 ft. above sea level. Because of its proximity to the Bangalore International Airport and the NH -7 Highway, this location with its rich greenery and natures paradise has become one of the hot spots for tourists, trekkers, and campers alike. It gets extremely crowded on weekends.
Saturday morning: Woke up at 4 O'Clk and hit the road at 4.30 am. All assembled at Hebbal Flyover. After a formal greeting, we headed towards our destination. Rode at a good pace in trembling cold.
Nandi Hills: I had experience from my previous visit that when Nandi is covered in mist we cant get chance to witness sunrise so we didn't do much hurry. Had a memorable experience in misty clouds. Took many photos. The clouds cleared at around 8 am. We had our breakfast at our usual Sri Hari Hotel at the bottom.
|The mist covering the hills|
|First glimps of sun at 7.50 am|
|Thigh Five! Pro kabaddi fever|
|Time to departure|
Reached home back at 12 pm.