Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sunday Excursion....Nandi Hill
















We decided to push off to Nandi Hill on Sunday. It is pretty easy to get there, just board the 8:30 bus from Majestic platform no. 10- smooth sailing- no planning no bookings no complications. I think the Karnataka tourism department can ply a profitable volvo service in this route, but for now the State bus though a little worn does a good job, just a few puffs and pants and a little wheesing while negociating the hairpin curves on the hill. We landed at the bus stop on the hill in 2hours time. We wanted to explore the top of the hill so we took a car ride to the top instead of trudging up as we did last time. We walkind down the steep incline from the top and sat for sometime at the children's park.Then we walked around the Nehru Nilaya guest house exploring the garden. We had lunch at the KSTDC eatery which has a lovely view of the countryside below. Then we settled into 3 benches at the nehru Nilaya for a short rest. After resting we went to the children's park again where the brat went on the rides and the mite ran about and the Mr and I dosed off on the benches and watched the kids play. When it neared sun down we visited the temple and settled down on the mountain top for the show. It was marvellous. While coming down we saw thw lights of the city twinkling like a million stars below.
We had no idea how we were going back! The Mr sprung a surprise by arranging for a truck ride till Chikkaballabhpur! Now, we had taken two truck rides before this but this one was something else. The truck was carrying cardboard cartons folded and kept in neat piles. We clambered on and off we went. The mite was terrified so he stuck to me- the brat liked the adventure. The truck has no shock absorbers so it was a bumpy ride. When it turned at the hairpin curves it seemed as if the whole starlit sky was changing its position! When the mite shifted to the Mr's lap and promptly fell asleep, I could ly down flat on the cardboard piles and watch the sky- all the extra fat in my body was nearly shaken up well and truely! From the highway we got a magestic bus- we returned after having delicious appam stew at a new joint at Forum. A day well spent!

5 comments:

~nm said...

Ooh..I love the way you reached your destination. I would love a truck ride too :D

The pictures are nice and they show how much fun the kids had. But why no pic of you?

diya said...

Oh yes! I put all my photos on facebook and none here, an oversight.I'l post them with my next post!

ROhit said...

Yeh, everything is well with me. Last few months were quite a testing time for me. Was going to Germany for higher studies, but this recession spoiled the party. Anyway, this is the life, CHALLENGE, Challenge, and More challenge.
And yes NICE PICS.Children always look beautiful in playful mood.

2 B's mommy said...

Truck ride ? Would love to see the looks on the 2Bs faces if I ever get a chance to put them in the back of a truck.

Beautiful, Beautiful sunset pics. The Brat and the mite's faces tell it all - how much fun they were having !

diya said...

Rohit: Have faith, if you want it enough it will come through, recession cannot go on forever...
2B's mommy: I wish my mite was older so he could enjoy it fully like the brat did.God knows when we will get such a chance again...