Saturday, October 2, 2010

Outing to Nandi Hills

It was a my first outing outside bangalore with my Sony Colleagues. Actually we had a list of places to visit like Shivasamudram ,Mysore ,Madikeri,....  But suddenly we(7 friends) planed to visit Nandi Hills. We started in early morning @ 9 o'clock from Bangalore in car(obviously It was not ours).We enjoyed all the greenery, coconut palm trees and beautiful sceneries in the way along with full Music.
                We had delicious South Indian Breakfast in the way @ a restaurant in Devanahalli.

We reached Nandi Hills @ 11am. This place was beyond my expectations. Real Nature.. It was amzing.. Kasam se maza aa gaya. What  a wonderful place that i visited so far !
Panoramic view from top of hill
My Gang 

After reaching nandi Hills , we started tracking there and enjoying complete natural surroundings far far away from daily busy life. We went to the hill part and enjoyed panoramic view of hill.
Most adventuress part of Trip
At hill a monkey was trying to rob my bag(perhaps hoping to get something for breakfast). he was threatening me and there was a great battle between him and me . By God I, finally won the battle and got my bag back.

We came across a restaurant for lunch which had a great view as it was built at the edge of the cliff Hotel Mayura. after lunch I planned to visit the Nandi Temple, here we(only 3 of us) went inside the temple premises and It was Ganesh Chaturthi that day, so crowd was there. We went around the temple premises to find a small pound which was built for storing water. It was peaceful and the architecture was beautiful

we then  proceeded to hill again and explored new paths across the hill. we
also visited a some beautiful gardens

Then we left this place about 5 in evening.We visited an old temple nearby Nandi Hills and M Visvesvaraya's (one of the earliest recipients of the Bharat Ratna) birthplace Muddenahalli. We were back in Bangalore @ 8 o'clock. 
It was a wonderful trip with my friends. 

Last but not Least:-  I have written so much about our funny trip. But most important part is still missing, What is Nandi Hills and How to reach there?

About Nandi Hills:- It is a hill station about 1,478 mt. above sea level and 65 km from Bangalore, in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka. It is awesome for Sunset/Sunrise view. And if u have bike/car then you can enjoy early morning drive. Lovers and  honeymooners, in search of a quiet, beautiful place, Nandi Hills is the Best place. 

How to Reach:- If u have car/bike, then take the 6 lane Bellary road towards the new Bangalore International Airport and drive on the highway till Devanahalli. Continue on the highway and after a 5 minute drive from Devanahalli, you will see a left turn which takes you to Nandi Hills. 
you can take bus from Majestic Bus Terminus, Bangalore.

Accommodation:- For those who want to stay through the night, government accommodation(typical PWD guest house) is available in limited numbers but no other options.

Be careful:- Be careful with monkeys on the hill as i already discussed an incident that happened with me. Avoid keeping eatables in the hand. Also, there are many dogs, so be careful.

i am novice in Bloging. So your comments are most encouraged bad or good.


  1. nice beginning and a good post to start off with Girish.! hope u continue blogging :)

  2. girishbhai......... sahi h.....
    keep it up...

  3. nice dude...bahut accha hai tera blog.
    its somthing that i expect from u.
    keep it goin bro.

  4. nice click....hats off to sony gets....

  5. girish bhai masti chal rahi...........continue this blogging so dat we can also know about ur trips.........nice blog.......

  6. kewl... nice pics.. damn i missed the trip :(

    well, its a awesome place to visit.. and by the way, who is that monkey?

  7. avinash == eshan(my nick in home, dunno y it came here though....)

  8. nice pics
    look like u used Sony cameras
    well nice blog
    keep it up
    and add some more pics of your tour

  9. really, nice one........
    ur narration seriously fetch me back at those moments..... :)

  10. Nice :D

    Our insane viisit... 2 am we decided.. 3 am .. we were on the raod.. heading towards Nandi :P

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