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Old 29th September 2008, 16:10   #16
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Have mercy on our necks!

I had to turn sideways to see some of your kids photos.
Oops. I did for some, but still missed some. Anyway, atleast for this you would have done some exercise. its good you know.

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Hey mahesh, I was in that impression that you had a chill time at Sakleshpur but looks like you chilled out @ Nandi.
Nice pics yaar. You indeed took lots of pics which I tend to ignore in nandi hills drives thinking that it is near our house and we will take more pics in the next visit.
Yes, I couldn't make for Saklespur due to visit of the relations.
Beleive it or not, i had taken like 200+ pics all together in this half-a-day trip . I came to know only when i plugged the memory in my laptop and saw the numbers.

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Looks like he did not visit Nandi hills. He has taken pics of each and every items in theat stretch of Nandi hills.

How much time did you stay on top of the hills?
Not much. May be like an hour or so i stayed on top of the hill.
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Old 29th September 2008, 16:13   #17
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Beleive it or not, i had taken like 200+ pics all together in this half-a-day trip . I came to know only when i plugged the memory in my laptop and saw the numbers.
. Are you going to upload all those pics here. C'mon MJ...
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Hey Mahesh, good report, now I know whom to ask about road to nandi, looks like every kilometer is photographed. Am waiting for your entire trip report, looks like I have to watch it like we watch TV serials.

@Gurudutt gd1418
The statue which scared you as a kid is in Chamundi Hills Mysore, not Nandi Hills, anyway, I'm sure Mjothi will try and scare you with a picture of that too shortly.
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Old 29th September 2008, 18:07   #19
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My car at the same place, where you clicked the pic below.

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Old 29th September 2008, 18:23   #20
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Nice Pics there Mahesh! Certainly the pics speak for themselves and you captured good ones there.
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Old 29th September 2008, 19:16   #21
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Hi mjothi. I think you had a great time @ Nandi hills. the protographs reminded me of my trip to nandi hills with my wife and daughter on jan 1st 2008. you have captured a nice photograph of the view from the hill top thanks to the weather and your camera.
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Old 29th September 2008, 19:28   #22
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. Are you going to upload all those pics here. C'mon MJ...
Do you think so? No.
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Hey Mahesh, good report, now I know whom to ask about road to nandi, looks like every kilometer is photographed. Am waiting for your entire trip report, looks like I have to watch it like we watch TV serials.
Sorry for that. I was uploading from office and for some reason, I keep getting Database error during upload of Photo. So, I made sure I put less number and hence this bits & pieces.
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@Gurudutt gd1418
The statue which scared you as a kid is in Chamundi Hills Mysore, not Nandi Hills, anyway, I'm sure Mjothi will try and scare you with a picture of that too shortly.
Yup. Its on its way.
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My car at the same place, where you clicked the pic below.
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Nice Pics there Mahesh! Certainly the pics speak for themselves and you captured good ones there.
Thanks my friend.
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Nice travelogue MJothi, though I stayed in Bangalore for 6 years when I am studying Engg I never been there to Nandi Hills. Nice Pix, specially the hill top view one is good. Hope for my Nandi Hills drive your pictorial narration will help me a lot. Thanks a lot for sharing
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Old 29th September 2008, 20:23   #24
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Then we came down and had breakfast in the hotel near the "T"-Junction, where we take the 2nd left to go to Nandhi Hills after the Highway. This route actually takes you to Chikaballapur.

The food was really decent and good. Sorry forgot the name, its the first restaurant. Had good idly, vada and garam chai.

Only when I came down from Nandi Hills, I noticed that I forgot to fill Petrol in my car. The needle had no energy to go up, yes it was almost sitting on "0".

I checked for the nearest bunk and there came a shock to me. Its 12KMs from there and in Chikkaballapur. Ok, no option, so I just started to drive towards the temple praying to God.

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In about 5 KMs we reached the temple. The parking is on the road side but still people collect parking charges with no signs or boards. Fine.

We parked the car and entered into the temple. The moment we saw the temple, we got attracted towards its ancient look. I usually love old temples, especially the Shiva temple. This one fits both and hence I was thanking Hari for pointing me to this temple.

Some info about the Temple.
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Vast place before the temple entrance
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All these made me forget about the Petrol and enjoy these ancient Temple.

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I thought he was referring to the same and had gone to Mysore. And the timing he mentioned too matched. Blr to Mysore is 90 miles. And even the Nandi statue matched to what is on the Chamunda hills...:-(


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The statue which scared you as a kid is in Chamundi Hills Mysore, not Nandi Hills, anyway, I'm sure Mjothi will try and scare you with a picture of that too shortly.
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Old 29th September 2008, 21:19   #26
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I thought he was referring to the same and had gone to Mysore. And the timing he mentioned too matched. Blr to Mysore is 90 miles. And even the Nandi statue matched to what is on the Chamunda hills...:-(
gd bro' lemme get that picture for you during my next drive to Mysore which is to happen in exactly 2 weeks from now. What say ?
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We went in to the temple and worshiped the lord. The Pujari who were there was so old, that when he was showing the Aarti, his hands was shaking like anything. I was even afraid if it may fell down. I checked with him to see if we can take any pictures inside. To my surprise he said, its ok. I took some pictures, but this camera or this pics is not doing any justice to what I saw in terms of the hand work done by those great people. The carvings are so nice on the stone.
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Look at the carving on rock with gaps inside. The jewels, ornaments was so precisely done on the rock.
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Nandi Inside the temple
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There was a umbrella done with Rock.
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Then went to the other side where they had Amman.

Further to the right you have the Vasantha Mandaba, Thulabaram mandaba etc.
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If you go further, you can see excellent pond in the temple. It is very big and the surroundings shows clearly that this temple is so old (almost 1200 years, one of the ancient Dravidian temple).

The pond is so calm and we can have the view shortly.

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Old 30th September 2008, 12:41   #28
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The ambiance was so nice that we felt like staying there for more time. In my opinion, this place is much better than Nandi Hills and we could have spent the whole day here. Anyway, there's always next time

I should thank Hari for letting us know this ancient gold.

Had some good snaps in the temple pond and left to see around the temple.
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The below pictures you see are from the walls surrounding the pond.
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I was wondering if they used the bricks to construct this walls back in 800AD?
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Me & my daughter
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mjothi where was the speedbreaker was it before the board comes 24 km and you took left as i was also planning to go this weekend
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mjothi where was the speedbreaker was it before the board comes 24 km and you took left as i was also planning to go this weekend
it should be around 5-6KMs from the place you cross a railway track. its before the left turn where you have the board that says 24KM.
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