After seeing photos of nandi hills from my frens album had made lot of plans to visit Nandi hills & finally we made it on one of the sundays (11/09/2011). 6 of us sat in Lohith’s car & we(vaibhav, ganesh,chandu,deepu, me & lohith) started our journey at 5.30 Am, At last point we took a opp route & we roamed some10-12 kms extra. Finally at 7.30 Am we reached the hill start point & we were feeling hungry already :P, So we thought of having some food we couldn’t get any break fast instead we had bread omelet. So finally we reached the top at 8.20 am.

We paid 80rs for car parking & we parked the car on the top next to Mayura hotel. Took out the gears & started our photo walk.

Got the below info from,http://www.karnataka.com/tourism/bangalore/nandi-hills.html

Nandi Hills is a famous picnic spot and tourist attraction, as well as a temple site. The Nandi hill is about 4851 ft. (1478 meters) above sea level. It is famous for the huge Nandi statue on top of the hill.  Because of its proximity to the Bangalore International Airport and the NH -7 Highway, this location with its rich greenery and natures paradise has become one of the hot spots for tourists & trekkers.

Nandi is the name of the bull that is the vehicle of Lord Shiva. There are actually two Nandi Temples here. One is in the village at the foot hills and the other is at the top of the hill.

The beautiful Nandi Hills, popularly known as Nandi Betta or Nandi Durga for the locals and the people of Karnataka. This hillock is situated about 60 km from Bangalore City, about 24 kms from Chickballapur town.

View from Nandi village !!

During the Chola region, Nandi Hills was known as Ananda Giri, Hill of Happiness.

A beautiful view from top of the hills !!

We started our shoot with this snake, Shield tailed snake. Ganesh was very happy after sighting this snake & he thought this was more than enough for him for the day….

Shield tailed snake

And then continued with few landscapes & some flowers etc…

Landscape view

Village view from top,

Village view from Top

I could get only 2-3 bird pics,,,,

Orange headed thrush

Dont know the ID

Fungus looked like a baby elephant

Bokeh

Mothers Love

Maruti on Maruti 800

Lonely watcher

Green snake

Butterfly

Looks like a small baby

Finally it ended with Monkey Smile !!!!

A big bye smile