One late Sunday afternoon we felt the weekend slipping away and thought we should just get out of the house for a bit. Hubby was in the mood for a drive and because driving around Bangalore city is not exactly our idea of fun, he said let’s just drive up to Nandi Hills and come back.
Honestly, this time the idea was not to see Nandi Hills. All we wanted to do was a leisurely drive before the weekend ended. And since it was a holiday we didn’t expect to find parking space up there. It was already half-past-four when we began our ascent up the hill. We were driving up when everybody else seemed to be driving down the hill and back to the city.
Sunday was already wrapping up but this is what we got to see as we were driving up the hill — some cloud-filtered evening sunlight. (photos above and below)
|Late afternoon light filtering through some clouds; a sight we saw as we were driving up.|
Now if we’d gone one Saturday or Sunday morning like we normally would have done, we just might have had trouble finding parking space, even some shade to sit for a while and take in the birds-eye view of Nandi Hills’ environs. And since it was evening, we and the DSLR — I decided to take, just in case there was a photo-opportunity — didn’t have to deal with harsh sunlight. Perfect. Period.
|Catching some light on a hillock; a sight from the top of Nandi Hills.|
|More of that cloud filtered light; another shot from the top.|
|Don’t miss how the light plays on the plains below.|
A Nandi Hills sunset
|Later that evening.
It looked like the clouds were there to stay.
|A closer look at some late evening light fighting its way through the clouds that refused to move.|
|And then, the sun just set behind those clouds.|
Now, that I’ve been up there on Nandi Hills during the sunset hour, I wonder what early mornings up there are like 😉
Nandi Hills is around 60 Kilometres from Bengaluru (or Bangalore) city. It’s is one of Bangalore’s favorite day-trip destinations. Now that you’ve seen the pictures in this post, you know you have a great option for a sunset drive just a little over 50 kilometers away from the city.
In case you would like to know more about this place situated in the district of Chickaballapur(a), you can read about it HERE
Note: Nandi Hills is close to traffic after 6. So if you don’t want to be too late to arrive, you might want to remember that. If you are there by 6, you might be allowed some grace time to walk around and enjoy the evening breeze or gusts, whatever is in nature’s plans for the day.
(Have you caught a sunrise up there? Or a sunset? Or would you like to do either of the two — there on the top of Nandi Hills ? Let me know in the comments. 🙂 )