Date: 19th July, 2008
Where the road ends our journey begins…
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Nandi hill is around 60km from Bangalore. About the place – Need a break from the heat and dust of the plains? Welcome to the Nandi Hills one of the hill resorts of Karnataka. Standing 1,478 meters above sea level Nandi hill is Bangalore’s own hill station. It was Tipu Sultan’s summer retreat and Tipu’s fort walls still stand as testimony to history, once you reach the summit of the Nandi Hills you will spot the ruins of the Fort that once belonged to Tipu Sultan The Nandi Hills or the hills of the Nandi have been named after the bull of Lord Shiva Nandi Hills is a small hill range near Bangalore. Its claim to fame is the beautiful climate all year round. The pleasant hill resort of Nandi Hills is also known as Nandigiri or Nandidurga amongst the locals, it is wonderfully cool in the Nandi Hills. So, many tourists head to this beautiful hill station (unlucky ones don’t know the trek route and so travel by road).
The Nandi Hills have attracted people since long. Nandi hills were the summer haven of Tipu Sultan as well as the British. The palace of Tipu Sultan and the Bungalows of the British stand in testimony of the same. Now Nandi Hills are popular with the tourists and act as ideal weekend getaway for the people from Bangalore. The rivers like Pennar, Palar and Arkavati Rivers start off from the Nandi Hills.
We will also visit the Tipu’s Drop the tourist attraction is A 600 m high cliff face where according to legend, condemned prisoners were pushed/thrown to their death. Tipu’s Drop offers some wondrous vistas. On misty days when the wind wails in the trees, you can almost hear the blood-curdling screams of the prisoners as they met their gruesome end. But look down on a clear day and the view is inspiring.
Nandi Hills shot into prominence during the visits of Queen Elizabeth II in the 1960s and the heads of SAARC countries in the 1980s.
Events included in this package is Trek in various terrain as you can see in the photographs, we call it as an multi terrain trek as it has rocks, plains grasslands, bushes, trees and a bit of roads too.
About the event – Trek to Nandi hills will be totally cross country and not through the roads, all the participants are requested to report a common point in Bangalore at about 6:30 am. From there we will be traveling by road for about next 50 kilometers, we will be parking our vehicle in the foothills in a farmhouse and start the trek (at least by 8:30 am). It’s an approx 3 hrs trek to the summit, obviously we will trek back to the foothills, but not by the same route.
Somewhere just before mid way we will have our breakfast. Lunch (Plate Vegetarian meals, any extra should be purchased by participants at their cost) will be taken on the top of the hill at a restaurant; evening tea will be taken in a Dhaba on our return journey.
Departure (expected) from Bangalore at 6:30 am and expected arrival at 7:30 pm.
Food Vegetarian Breakfast, Vegetarian Lunch (Non vegetarian Lunch optional at participant’s expense – minus our lunch budget), and Evening Tea.
NOTE: – No Liquor advised as it leads to dehydration.
Fee per participant including food and transportation would be Rs. 550/-Venture Adventure Club (Regd.)
# 107/ 7, Heritage Estate,
Contact number : 9243068286/9243602124
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