Nandi Hills - Heaven On Earth 21/06/2014 | Bike Rides Bangalore

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nandi Hills - Heaven On Earth 21/06/2014

Place: Nandi Hills, Chikkaballapur district


Distance: 70 kms * 2 =140 kms
Route: Vijaynagar -> Hebbal -> Devanahalli -> Nandi hills
Crew: Siva, Vinay, Basu and myself.
Type: Sight Seeing
Ideal for: Friends & Family
Bikes: Bajaj Discover 150, Honda Ignitor

Since a long time I was thinking to pen down my bike ride experience. This is not my first ride but the first post of my ride :P. Siva, Vinay and I had decided to go somewhere for a ride, My native friend(Basu) had come to Bangalore for the weekend so decided to go to the nandi hills.

Saturday morning: Kick started the ride at 3.50 am sharp from vijaynagar. Even Siva and Vinay started from HAL alomost at same time. We assembled at Hebbal Flyover, headed towards our destination( Time: 4.15 am ). The ride in trembling cold weather was awesome, hands were freezed, body was shivering. After around 45 kms from hebbal there is a left turn to nandi hills. 22kms more witness sunrise at Nandi hills. We reached base of the hill at 5.50 am. The gate to heaven opened at 6.00 am. We started uphill ride, sandwitched between series of cars and bikes. As we were nearing the peak the mist was getting thicker and thicker. After a quite time were inside clouds, I could feel the mist getting condensed on my skin and cloths.

We reached the top of the hills and believe me I had been to nandi hills for 3 times before but still nandi surprised me with its beauty covered in the clouds.
Never imagined Nandi hills could be offering this breathtaking weather to the enthusiastic riders and its fans.

The Top of the hill. Near Ticket counter

Near Parking lot

 Took ticket ( 10Rs / Head + 20Rs /bike for parking) without wasting more time I wanted to reach the view point  as soon as possible. We have to walk/trek/run a little following stairs. Finally we were at the view point. But Life doesn't always offer what you expect. The thick mist covered the sun., we couldn’t witness the Sunrise :( Awesome weather nuetralized the disappointment.  Took many snaps over there.

The Main sunrise sight seeing point
Sun hiding behind the clouds




There are a lot of improvements we can find at the top. They have built some bamboo houses where you can pose and take some snaps :D The thick fog you can find in below pics.

Foggy weather
Time for group photo
 Spent around 2 hours at the top, At around 8.30 the clouds cleared.


Clouds cleared. @ 8.30 am

The three Musketeers






Refreshed some childhood memories



Spotted 5 sport bikes there, 2 ducati, 1 duke, 1 R15 and other 1 coudnt recognize.

Started down hills. Had a nice breakfast at Sri Hari Hotel at the base . Time 11 am. 



Started towards bhogha nandishwara  temple at Muddenahalli. There was shooting going on  film name:  rudrathandava, Hero: Chirangivi Sarja and Heroine: Radhika Kumarswami.  







Headed back to Bangalore and by 1 pm reached the the heabbal fyover. We departed from there and I was back by 2pm.
Time to depart @ 1pm

Tips:
1. Leave as early as possible. You don't want to miss the sunrise so better to be there before 6 am. If leaving from bangalore then 4 am is the best time you should kick start your bike.

2. Sunday it will be a lot of rush. 100's of people will come, so if given option, choose saturday as you won't have to wait in the long queue at entrance ticket counter and you would get enough empty places to take pics.

3. If you want to see sport bikes or Harley then go for sunday as so many big shot bikers will be spotten on sunday.

4. Though nandi hills is all time tourism spot it would be best if you could visit in rainy season as you might be lucky to be in clouds as in our case :)

5. While going Ride @ 100kmph no problem but while coming back try to be below 60kmph as there will be police standing with speed tracking devices.




5 comments:

siva sankar padhy said...

Awesome explanation dude...

sagar sakre said...

Thanks man. Need to improve a lot yet :)

anjali gupta said...

Nandi Hills are a bunch of small hillocks 65 kms east of Bangalore. Thronged by tourists all year long for its pleasurable climes, it also has the famous Nandi Temple. Click here to know more about Nandi hills.

SUVOJIT MAITY said...

It's not east, north!

Nh7 Refuel said...

Great travel blog on the Nandi Hills trip..