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Old 11th December 2009, 10:52   #31
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Super pics! The teaser is awesome. You've made me want to go there early morning too. Can you tell me what time you reached there so I can plan my trip likewise?
Ensure that you get there by 6am. Gates open by then and at around 6:10am you could witness sunrise. If you are lucky enough you prolly would have the clouds below you like in the pic I posted.
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Ensure that you get there by 6am. Gates open by then and at around 6:10am you could witness sunrise. If you are lucky enough you prolly would have the clouds below you like in the pic I posted.
Right. Be there by 6am. I reached by 6:30 and I had missed the sunrise. And I wasn't so lucky to have a clear blue sky, too.

Also, I've heard of many people staying there overnight. Don't know any details, though.
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Continue on NH7 beyond BIAL. You will see a huge temple on the top of a rock on your left side. Take the first left turn after the temple. You can see directions for Nandi Hills there.

Go straight on this road, and you will reach a T-junction with lots of shops. Take a left and go a couple of kms. You will reach another juction where there is a small traffic island, sort of. Take a right there and the climb starts to the top of the hills. No diversions beyond this point.
Thanks for the information sir !!!
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Ensure that you get there by 6am. Gates open by then and at around 6:10am you could witness sunrise. If you are lucky enough you prolly would have the clouds below you like in the pic I posted.
To reach the top around 6 am, around what time does one need to start from home ?

I stay in south Bangalore, and like to drive at a leisurely speed (60-80 kmph) even on an empty highway.

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very nice pictures, how long will it take to reach the top of the hills if we were to stay at Iskon temple?
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To reach the top around 6 am, around what time does one need to start from home ?

I stay in south Bangalore, and like to drive at a leisurely speed (60-80 kmph) even on an empty highway.

Thanks in advance.

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If you maintain an average speed of 50 km/hr should take you about 1 hr 30 mins.
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Wonderful pictures,just been through the thread enjoyed every minute.
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Hi,
The pics were awesome. Its been quite some time since I went up there. Will have to plan it shortly. Thanks again for the pics.
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Old 25th December 2009, 14:06   #39
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Smile Some pics from my trip

Went for an early morning drive to Nandi Hills today. Here is the background:
- 25th Dec was a holiday, followed by a long weekend. I was itching to go on a long drive before giving the car for the 3rd free service (next month).
- I've been to Nandi Hills several times earlier, but never went early morning to see the sunrise from the hill top.
- After seeing the photos in this thread, was determined to go to Nandi Hills early morning the next time I went there.
- When my best friend informed me that his wife has to catch an early morning flight on 25th Dec, I suggested that we will drop her at the airport and proceed to Nandi Hills and catch the sunrise.
- Started from Koramangala at 4 am. Driving at a leisurely pace, reached the airport at 5 am.
- Dropped friend's wife at airport, took a coffee break and started for Nandi Hills at 5:30 am.
- Reached Nandi Hills just in time for the sunrise.
- Attaching some photos taken from my basic point and shoot Sony Cybershot for your viewing pleasure.

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Fantastic pictures Rohan!

OT: Maybe we should plan a T-BHP meet which would involve a drive to Nandi Hills and then breakfast at Veena Stores/CTR/Airlines

The funny thing is, I've been in Bangalore all my life and I think I'm the only one who hasn't been to the hills and that's because of my sheer ignorance!
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Awesome Pics @Rohan

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Fantastic pictures Rohan!

OT: Maybe we should plan a T-BHP meet which would involve a drive to Nandi Hills and then breakfast at Veena Stores/CTR/Airlines

The funny thing is, I've been in Bangalore all my life and I think I'm the only one who hasn't been to the hills and that's because of my sheer ignorance!
@suhaas307, I am planning for a drive to Nandi hills sometime next week. Do you want to join in ?
Its been ages since i have gone there, so planning for one next week.
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Awesome Pics @Rohan


@suhaas307, I am planning for a drive to Nandi hills sometime next week. Do you want to join in ?
Its been ages since i have gone there, so planning for one next week.
That would be great! Will PM you on this. Thank you!
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Suhaas, dont feel too bad. I went today for the first time.

I had a good time with friends. We left my house in Jayanagar ar 11:00ish and reached there at 1:20pm. Mainly because we went in two cars and we kept losing each other and we had to keep waiting for the other car only to realise that they were 10 kms ahead. Then we would go past them without realising and the entire cycle repeated!

However, while coming back, we left the top at 3:45 pm and were back in Bangalore by 5:15. This was after I took a long detour through the airport just to experience the curves

Do let me know when you guys are planning to go. Will try to join in. Should be fun
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Do let me know when you guys are planning to go. Will try to join in. Should be fun
Hi Nikhil,
Planning sometime in the coming week. Will PM you. On second thought, how about a drive in my bike ?
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Suhaas, dont feel too bad. I went today for the first time.

Do let me know when you guys are planning to go. Will try to join in. Should be fun
Just made me feel better bro! We shall definitely plan something!

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Hi Nikhil,
Planning sometime in the coming week. Will PM you. On second thought, how about a drive in my bike ?
3 on one bike? hehe!
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