Sunday, June 14, 2015

NANDI HILLS

Wednesday 10th June 2015, early morning 5 am


Left from the house BirthiMane, Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, Hebbala, Bengaluru at 4.30am with my self, Mom, Rishikanth, Vibha and Shama and reached the foot of Nanndi Hills at 5.15am and we missed the road to go up on the hills and eventually reached the top at 5.45am, only to find that gate opens only at 6.00am. There were few cars lined up at the gate waiting for it to open. Paid Rs 100 for car entrance and reached the top, viewing point, only to witness the cloud and wind.


Just 60 km from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is the city’s very own hill-station. Located at a height of 1455 metres above sea level, the serene environment and bracing air saw Tipu Sultan as well as the British use it as a summer retreat. Nandi Hills is perfect for a quiet break with leisurely strolls along the many pathways. It also offers hang-gliding facilities for adventure enthusiasts. Two ancient Shiva temples, one at the foot and the other at the peak, grace the hill.


There are many stories about the origin of the name Nandi Hills. During the Chola period, Nandi Hills was called Ananda Giri meaning The Hill of Happiness. Another story is that Yoga Nandeeshwara performed penance here, and so it was named after him. Nandi is also commonly called Nandidurga (Fort) because of the fort build here by the ruler Tippu Sultan. It is also perhaps called Nandi Hills because the hill resembles a sleeping bull (Nandi).
Started coming down at 6.45am and stopped over at PARATHA COMPANY near DevanaHalli for breakfast. After having Aloo paratha, maithi paratha and Rishi's favourite PIZZA PARATHA, we proceeded back and reached home at 8.30am.
It was a pleasant early morning trip to NANDI HILLS and back.
written on Sunday 14th June 2015

1 comment:

  1. Nice post. 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.

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