What would you normally do in the weekends if you are in Bangalore? Probably, many would be relaxing comfortably in their homes after a busy work week, watching favourite shows on Netflix, shopping with their favourites, and many more. Is this what you can only do if you are based in Bangalore? No!. then, how about a little escape from the normal walks of life in the city to a small wonderland called Nandi hills. No better weekend getaway from Bangalore!
As the place is just an odd 60 km away from Bangalore, there is no surprise that Nandi hills is the most sought-after weekend destination among the Bangaloreans. An early morning drive before sunrise with a pleasant breeze caressing and misty clouds welcoming you along the way, you cannot find such a soothing journey like this anywhere. Be sure to witness the sun playing hide and seek with the misty clouds before it is about to rise. Steep and curvy roads in the mountain slopes are usually bustled with avid bikers, cars, buses during weekends. Taste the fluffy bread omelette with a hot coffee at the foothills of Nandi Hills to start your journey on a finer note before hiking upwards.
Nandi Hills is the perfect destination at all seasons and offers the stunning chance for bird watching. You can load up your Instagram page with amazing clicks just in a day! Nandi Hills has got a separate place in the pages of history as you can explore a lot here in a day or two.
The place perched on a top of the cliff that is 600 m high above the sea level. Tipu’s drop is the most popular spot among the visitors as it presents the wide-ranging view of the town. You will also see some crazy monkeys sitting, jumping, and running around. While turning the pages in history, it is also said that this place was once used to offer death sentences for the prisoners during the reign of Tipu Sultan.
Bhoga nandeeshwara temple
The other historically significant location to visit on your journey to Nandi Hills. The temple still acts as a stupendous symbol of South Indian architecture. The temple is devoted entirely to Lord Shiva and Parvathi. It also houses some of the appealing carvings and statues which is very hard to emulate even in this modern era. The intricate design patterns of the temple will leave you stunned and takes you back to the ancient era.
Those who seek some utmost solace should end up in a place called Brahmashram cave. The admiration of the place set to be increased after the esteemed philosopher Ramakrishna Paramahamsa spent some days here for meditation. After a tiring journey, visit this cave to relax your inner soul and body.
Cycling and paragliding
Do you want to fly or feel like a bird?. Feel lighter in the sky by paragliding over the sky-piercing mountains and valleys. Nandi Hills is one among the highly recognised spots for paragliding in Karnataka. The spot is ideal for a thrill-seeker and one can take some bunch of memories from here. Surrounded by some astonishing hill views, cycling is another adventurous activity you can enjoy in Nandi Hills. Pedalling your way through the steep, rustic and coarse track will thrill you to the core.
Food in Nandi Hills
With the gap between you and nature has narrowed a bit in this paradise, take delight further by tasting some mouth-filling dishes. While getting an enthralling view of the mountain landscapes, head to some of the popular restaurants like Indian paratha palace, NH7 refuel, Tribal Cafe, Nandi Upachar for sampling various kinds of cuisines.
If you find a long time here in Nandi Hills, either take a walk in this epic trail or do camping. Paradise is not too far from your place and this is instantly plannable too! Weekend getaway from Bangalore is not so far away!
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