Nandi hills is the nearest hill station, around 57 kms, from Bangalore.
To reach there by road, take the road towards the airport ... the NH7 ... till a little after Devanahalli.
Turn left to Nandi hills till a T junction.
Take a left.
After a while you come to a crossing ... there is a statue of the Nandi bull in the center ... turn right and head towards the ghats for Nandi hills.
The drive is beautiful ... not only for the weather, all cloudy and no rains and lots of cool breeze ... but also for the smooth roads. All green on both sides, the roads keep undulating into small curves sometimes. Just be careful when crossing localities ... there'll be real big sized humps on the roads ... most of the time not visible properly.
We left the city after lunch and reached in an hour ... there was hardly any traffic and of course, the fact that we live almost on the Northern outskirts helps too. It was late afternoon and the place was filled with families and groups picnicking.
Beautifully maintained, there is ample space with lots of trees and canopies. There were people lounging under the trees ... some asleep ... after a good lunch. Others were playing ball or other games with children. There were workers who constantly patrolled the whole area ... guiding, helping in parking of vehicles, keeping an eye on small children running around ....
A family friendly place.
There is Tipu Sultan's summer guest house and some parts of the old fort. The Bull temple is one of the ancient structures.
There is the Cubbon House ... again beautifully kept.
We spent a good while walking around, Evening was setting in. Just as we were thinking of driving back, we came across the surprise of the day ... a skywalk!
|The sky walk|
Once we stepped on it and walked to the front, it was like we were walking on air. And felt the blast of wind
immediately! It was so windy there it took our breath away. And it was difficult to stand still.
There was a sheer drop on the side of the hill that folk lore says was used by Tipu for death sentences. The skywalk is made right near it.
The place gives an excellent view to sunrises and sunsets.
The sky walk offers a wonderful view of the land below. And the best part is the strong wind that you get once you step on to the sky walk.
|View from the sky walk|
|Another view from above the hill|
It was a disappointment as it did not encourage ladies inside ... there were heavy built men with glasses of liquor ... sitting there.
But it is better if you carry your own food and water as most of the time these places stay shut.
A guest house is under construction and hopefully tourists will be able to spend a night or two there ... soon.
All in all ... it is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon and evening in.