Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st June 2005, 13:24   #1
BHPian
 
greatDrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 546
Thanked: 4 Times
Default Pics/Report - Trip from Banagalore to Nandi hill (Saturday 18th June)

Hi all,
I am writing a small description of the visit to Nandi Hill(Last Weekend-18th Jun 05).

We( I, my wife & my kid) started in the morning at 11am from my place (Arakere, Banneraghatta Road), took the outer ring road to reach the NH-7. I didn't find much traffic till I hit Bellary road, There is still some work going on NH-7 and it makes you feel that you are still driving in the city. There a few streches in between which gives you a feel of highway and I was able to hit a speed of 140km/hr in my petra very easily. anyway It took me around 1 hour to reach Devanhalli Junction and Nandi hill was about 22 kms left from Devanhalli junction. The drive from davenhalli to Nandi was nice, roads were not that good but as there were just a few vechiles on road.

It took me around 20 minutes to reach the hill top in my car, eventhough I was disappointed with the traffic& Road condition of highways surrounding Bangalore, but after reaching there, I felt very relaxed with the coll breeze blowing across and after seeing the natures beauty.

I am posting some of my pics which were taken, since the wether was cloudly, they are not that clear as they should have been, but still its worth watching the nature beauty.

Road from Devanhalli to Nandi








On the Hill (Midway)






On the top of Nandi Hill






Me (with Family)






Me and My Petra













Have a nice time.

Cheers.

greatDrive
greatDrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2005, 13:28   #2
Team-BHP Support
 
Rtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,769
Thanked: 212 Times
Default

Nice! I hear a lot about Nandi hills. Is it to Bangalore what Khandala is to Mumbai?
Rtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2005, 13:42   #3
Team-BHP Support
 
Rudra Sen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 10,404
Thanked: 4,092 Times
Default

Rtech, Nandi hill +-70km from city center. The great thing is it's peak point is about 5500 ft above sea level. It's the same way to Jakur air strip we went for drag meet.

Great pics greatDrive. Looks like you had a good time.
Rudra Sen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2005, 15:22   #4
BHPian
 
Harrie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: KA 03, KL 12, TN 38
Posts: 699
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

Too much of monkeys there. They scratch cars, snatch food and make a nuisance.

Last time one big bad monkey stole my ice cream that i had just bought :(
Harrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2005, 15:26   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,430
Thanked: 32 Times
Default

Nice pics and report. I am born in B'lore and have spent a major portion of my life here, but still have never visited Nandi Hills. My wife and I have been planning since two years to visit that place...... :-)
deepakhon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2005, 15:35   #6
BHPian
 
greatDrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 546
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

HI Deepak,

It Happens, I belong to Agra and I have just seen TajMahal twice in 17-18 years of stay there, I relocated from Noida to Bangalore just a few months back and have visited (BG National Park, Banyan Tree, The Dam near it and now Nandi hill.

Hope you take your family soon.

Cheers
greatDrive
greatDrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2005, 15:39   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
shravan316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,029
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Nice pics greatdrive!
Nandi hills brings good memories to my mind... had my first drive ever, in our car to the top of Nandi hills. The drive uphill is amazing! Especially the last turn before the arch!
And just before you hit the hill... you get a really long stretch of absolute straight road(close to 10kms!)...
shravan316 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2005, 15:40   #8
BHPian
 
greatDrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 546
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harrie
Too much of monkeys there. They scratch cars, snatch food and make a nuisance.

Last time one big bad monkey stole my ice cream that i had just bought :(
Thanks God Hanumanji,

I didn't went thru these problems, There were some monkeys around but they were not creating problems for anybody, At least I didn;t see it. But all this is always expected if you are going at places like this.
greatDrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2005, 15:43   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,430
Thanked: 32 Times
Default

Not for another year atleast. After a year, I will go with my wife and kid, which is due to arrive next month.
deepakhon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2005, 15:45   #10
BHPian
 
greatDrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 546
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Yes Sharvan,

You are right, The last Arch before reaching the top was really exciting, The other thing which I like about the trip was that it was very silent place (Not much of Noise) only the sound of fine Breeze blowing over the top. May be I went at the correct time when the weather was perfect to vist that place.
greatDrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2005, 15:48   #11
BHPian
 
Sid Schumacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 262
Thanked: Once
Default

Great pics man....i went there a couple of times myself. Good place but the maintainence is not up too the mark. But I presume you had a great deal of fun.
Sid Schumacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2005, 15:52   #12
BHPian
 
greatDrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 546
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deepakhon
Not for another year atleast. After a year, I will go with my wife and kid, which is due to arrive next month.
Well congrats Deepak,

I can understand, Its high time when you need to relax at home with your wife and help her. even after birth you need to wait for at least 6- 7 months to go for a outing. One reason why I am visiting these places is because I didn't go anywhere for the last 15 months, because of the same problem but now my son is 8 months old and enjoys every trip.
greatDrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2005, 19:01   #13
BHPian
 
greatDrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 546
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Hello all,
Would like to know places at about 100kms from Bangalore with good Highways to drive on.
I want to check my Car's (Petra petrol) FE on highways. Its giving 8-9 kmpl in bangalore city with 50% AC on. expecting at least 12km on highway as I got my vechile serviced yesterdey,
Car is showing just 1.2k only so want to visit places nearby to complete at least 7.5k in next two months.

My Office is very near to my home so only drive on weekends.

your comments please.
greatDrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2005, 21:51   #14
BHPian
 
protege's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 51
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

BLR-Srirangpatna(Tipu palace & Bird Sanctuary)-Mysore (Palce et al).. can be done in normal weekends.
A a known secret about Nandi Hill.. start from Bangalore at about 2-3pm.. you'll reach there at about 4-5pm. Stay on top till it's dark.. you will be able to see well lit Bangalore in the horizon.. it's really a nice spectacle.. also uou'll be able to see yehlanka town and if visuals are good, then mysore also.

Last edited by protege : 22nd June 2005 at 21:58.
protege is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd June 2005, 23:23   #15
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hyderabad, India
Posts: 290
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

Hey...
The Petra seems to have 175/65/R14 Bridgestones...
What is recommended as a upgrade for tyres ?
paharino1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nandi Hill Climb, Bangalore - 20th to 22nd Jan 2015 Fullrevs Indian Motorsport 11 24th January 2015 06:35
Trip Report : Bangalore Nandi Hills Drive 15-May-2011 thedreamcatcher The Team-BHP Meet Section 62 22nd May 2011 12:08
Nandi to "Nandi Hills" nnandi Travelogues 0 13th January 2009 13:12
Pune T-BHP meet this Friday/Saturday (18th/19th April) wanderlustindia The Team-BHP Meet Section 5 18th April 2008 15:40
Pulsar 180cc DTSI Cosmetic Mods in Banagalore prince_pervez Technical Stuff 2 10th October 2007 21:28


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:28.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks