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Nandi Hills - Weekend Driveaway
Sep 13, 2011 11:10 PM 28762 Views
(Updated Sep 13, 2011 11:16 PM)


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It was 31st of August and me and my wife were browsing several posts and travelogues in the Internet since evening to find a spot near Bangalore for a weekend trip. is a very well documented portal from which we got several ideal spots, namely Agumbe, Yelagiri, Nandi Hills etc.

Ooty, Coonoor, Kancheepuram are proven places for weekend trips. But we wanted mostly a one day trip and that too withing driveable distance(according to us, drivable distance is within 250 km up+down).

We were discussing Nandi hills some days back, so it anyway had a priority. But when we looked into some blogs regarding Nandi hills, we were sure that it could be done, in a day.

So it was around 1:30 am of 1st September when we finalized Nandi Hills. Too late, because according to several blogs, the place opens for travellers around 6:30 am and to catch the much-talked-about Sunrise, we had to be there by 6 am, because there would be a long queue.

We never drove up any hills, and I mean any. So we decided not to catch the Sunrise, rather get there early in the morning to catch the ambience of drizzling forest uphill. Because, anyway the top portion of the road to the hill would be cloudy and if we get there by 5:30 or 6 am, we have to drive in very low light.

Distance from Bangalore: 65 km (approx)

Parking Fee: 90/-

Entry Fee: 5/- per person

Best time to visit: 6:30 am to 11 am

Road condition: Very good. But Steep.

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