Pre-Plan: Starting out on an overnight trip – Plan was to go to **Skandagiri Night Trek**.
Starting time: We started out from Bangalore at 1 o’clock.
- Shivam and Ashutosh ( Pulsar 180 )
- JayV and Hardik Patel ( Honda Shine )
- JayD and Jigar ( RE Bullet 350 ).
Trip: Started at decided time 1’oclock from Bangalore from BTM Layout. The journey to Skandagiri Hills was smooth. We stopped for Tea midway once and then continued.
Twist: On reaching the Skandagiri Hills at 3 o’clock in morning, to our shock (mild) the place was appearing so deserted, quiet and scary as well covered with pitch silence. The atmosphere was awesome and thrilling. We reached the base temple and just parked our bikes. A guard came in from the temple’s guesthouse saying that the place was closed for night trek due to murder took place. The place was at least closed for a month as of then.
We were already mentally prepared for such a twist even before we left for Skandagiri Hills after reading review’s on Google places most of which said that the place is closed every now and then.
We had a backup plan. NANDI HILLS.
New Route: From Skandagiri Hills we started for NANDI HILLS which is like about 25kms.
Reaching Nandi Hills:
We reached Nandi Hills entrance by about 4.15am from Skandagiri Hills. The norms of Nandi Hills says the gate to entrance opens at 6 am. We started to think of alternatives after having a light snack and tea.
CampFire: This is by far the best idea we came up with. Some snaps:
That delicate first spark
Nandi Hills Peak: Finally, 6 am gates were open for Nandi Hills. Some of the beautiful snaps at Nandi Hills
The first glance
…and towards the view point
View from the top
And coming down again…
The way to top
The Jam Packed parking
Photography special: Some snap I mark as photography special ( unique 😉 )
Nature in artificial flavour…
The Sun gives us light
Textures in the sky
Artificial Flying bird
Thanks for the read 🙂