Tuesday, October 24, 2006

An Early Hour Ride to Nandi Hills

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First of all we thought of reaching Nandi Hills by Saturday late night. But Binoy was feeling that he is going to get fever, so we wait till next day morning 3:45 am. In between we called up Nithin who also agreed to join us from near HAL by 4:15am. When we woke up at 3:45am Binoy felt OK, and we decided to go. By 4:15am we started from HSR lay out and reached Nithin’s flat and picked him. We drove in a hurry towards Nandi Hills so that we may not miss the sun rise. This is the fifth time I am visiting Nandi Hills.


We reached there by 6:00 am just in time of sun rise. Wav! The clouds were like as if we see them from a flight. The white clouds which turned yellowish and reddish in the rising Sun’s light were so low in altitude that it covered the entire low lying places, so that we felt like we were on top of a floating peak. In distance near the sun you can see hills popping up from the clouds. We had tea from the near by shops and took few snaps of the rising sun. Lot of people was already there to view the sun rise.

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A monkey sitting on the edge of a projected steel structure watching the valley was of particular interest, you can see the picture above. By the time I was about to make a little close up picture of it, some mobile camera photograph enthusiast make it run of fear while taking snaps.

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While we were walking near the edge of the cliff, my cameras ring near the lens hood slipped of my hand and the wind took it down the cliff. Binoy and Nithin asked me not to take risk of searching it near the cliff, but I was not ready to leave it, since I was sure, I am not going to get it separately from a shop and I was sure the ring has not gone too far. I managed to climb down a little through the cliff where the ring disappeared and after a search of 10 minutes, I got it for my relief, you can see the picture above of me searching for it, taken by Binoy.

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Binoy And Nithin

We left the place around 6:30 as we had to attend the Sunday mass and reached back Bangalore by 8:30 and had our breakfast from a mallu mess. (Puttum Kadalayum).

7 comments:

  1. It was an exciting ride for me personally - and on the way back, the 'puttu -kadala' at the malayalee tea shop!!

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  2. Yep, you said it Binoy.

    Puttum Kadalayum was too good.

    Still I doubt whether that song goes like It's a Miracle or Its America. :-)

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  3. Wonderfull photos..

    great work deepu..

    /shameer

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  4. sunrise and the sunset in the previous post are superb!

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  5. Thanks Anoop, I visited your blog, Nice to see that picture where you all are on the top of a tree. :-)

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