Breaking the fast watching sunrise at Nandhi Hills!!

Located approximately 60 km from the city of Bangalore it is 4,851 ft (1,479 m) above sea level.

We are planning to start our ride in the dark from HAL Old Airport Road and reach the place before dawn where the check post would be open at around 6:00 A.M. Reaching the top and have break fast and hot coffee at the Canteen on hill top watching the clouds passing-by. Enjoying the views for two hours and will start our ride back to reach Bangalore by 10:00 a.m. Good enough if you have bikes, singles can be planned and accommodated too. As of now me and my manager are in. You are welcome to join us too :-)

Jacinth,
Mobile -[masked],
[masked].

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  • Eswar R.

    when will be u r next trip to nandhi hills

    March 23

  • Jacinth P.

    Wanted to share the best text I received after the ride. (With texter's permission). It shows the value of such small hangouts or meetups with nature, out of our hectic routine lives. "It was a great moment for me tdy at nandhi. 10 yrs back, I tried to do something tht meant to me, in tht temple. Like an after effect the bad consequences kept following me last 10 yrs without knowing y. I still don't hav answers to those mind troublin qns. . Never thought of the stuff too. But tdy, at the same location whn I stood 10 yrs later, I could c whr it all began. N finally it ocurred to me tht I need to stop pursuing things tht is nt worth n all those stuff I just dumped ther on the mountain whr it all started. Took me 10 yrs to realize it n make a decision, but I feel finally peace at myself. Thou I was sick, it was gd tht I finally came to nandi. It was worth it. Thx for making tht happen".

    4 · November 16, 2013

    • vik.vik

      hey jacinth, sorry could not make it as my flight to bangalore got delayed very badly on saturday night.. seems like i missed a good ride !! hope to see you guys next time around .. cheers

      November 19, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Sure bro!! planning for dec 15, 15 and Jan 16, 17 :-)

      November 20, 2013

  • Sumeet K.

    Snaps from my cam :
    http://tinyurl.com/pcm7kgu­

    Note: All pics can be downloaded together as a zip file.

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • bharat

    thank u jacinth for organisinng the trip.......it was nice meeting u all looking forward for some more interesting long drives and meetups

    November 18, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Possible get ready for Dec 14 and 15th!! :-)

      3 · November 18, 2013

    • Amit Y.

      What is this form for ?

      November 17, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Many thanks again Sheetal. I am compressing these pics so that download and upload takes less time.. I will be sharing with the mail ids I have. Yet I dont have yet the mail ids of Kiran, Sangam, Gaurav, Isha, Bharat and Amit!!

      November 17, 2013

  • Rahul G.

    Hey every one.. had a great time with you all !!!
    Special thanks too Jacinth for organizing and to Sheetal for the pics ..
    @sheetal : plz share them asap :-) awesome group pic !!!
    would love to do many more with yall in future!!

    though it was much coooler in blr today ;P

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Kiran V.

    My first meetup and my first visit to Nandhi Hills. Even though I lost my route in the middle and missed some 20 minutes, the whole event was just awesome..:) The best part was strangers meeting up with one goal in mind and finally building a good rapport between each other. Looking forward to meet you all again..:) Thanks to all for being a part of the trip,Special thanks to Jacinth for organizing the event and to Sheetal who patiently clicked through out. God Speed..:)

    3 · November 16, 2013

    • Rahul G.

      lol .. you lost your way .. thank me ;) :P

      1 · November 17, 2013

  • Sheetal J.

    Hey guys... first of all i wud like to thank Jacinth for takin the initiative... n u guys are awesome... thanx all for makin it... this was ma first meetup n as they say its a wonderful start... i know u guys must be waitin for the pics.. will share it wid u guys sooon as i was busy whole day... plz bare wid me...overall it was an awesome day for me spendin some time wid u ppl... hopin to catchup wid u guys soon...

    5 · November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Super !

    2 · November 16, 2013

  • ajay

    Thanks so much, Jacinth for your nice initiative. Had a wonderful day with you all Guys. Thanks & Looking forward to meet you all again.

    3 · November 16, 2013

  • Vinaay V.

    Hi Guys, I was great Fun to go out with you all this morning, Had a nice time. lookforward to meetingup again soon!

    3 · November 16, 2013

  • Sumeet K.

    Sun missing ;) ...and weather and feeling awesome !!!

    2 · November 16, 2013

  • Amit Y.

    A big thank you to Jacinth, for taking the pains to organize such a wonderful trip.
    And thank you to all for providing great company.. Had a machaxx time !!!

    2 · November 16, 2013

  • Jacinth P.

    It was wonderful to meet you all on the ride!! I will share the pics shortly!!

    Thanks to each one of you. Specially to Vinay, Vivek and Sumeet for sharing this experience with some singles. Sheetal for being a silent photographer, Mustafa and Amit for arranging a single table to accommodate all of us ;-), Rahul for settling the accounts, and others for coming with a bright smile on your face...

    It would be great to be in touch with you and will see you again :-)
    Email: [masked]
    Facebook id: https://www.facebook.com/jacinth...­

    Good day,
    Jacinth

    4 · November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i & my frndz. 'll be coming at 4:10 a.m to GOPALAN mall B.T.M
    'll wait 10 mints for others thn we 'll leave 4 nandi hill...

    November 16, 2013

  • Sumeet K.

    I would be starting from Sony World Signal at around 3.45 AM and reaching Marathalli at 4 AM to join others. Anyone starting the ride from Sony World / Koramangala can start with me...

    November 11, 2013

    • Gaurav K.

      hi Sumeet. I'll be coming from Koramangala on my bike. We can catch up. By any chance do have space on your bike ?

      November 15, 2013

  • Rahul G.

    will be joining from indiranagar ..
    can accomodate some one +1 in case they have travel probs ..

    November 15, 2013

  • Jacinth P.

    See you all tomorrow and Have a Good Night!!

    November 15, 2013

  • Jacinth P.

    Hello All,

    Please find the list of Riders and Starting Points for our ride “Breaking the fast watching sunrise at Nandhi Hills!!”

    Marathahalli Bridge (4:00 A.M)
    - Jacinth+2, Bharat +1, Shajan +1 + Ajay & Joseph, Asif and Amit Yadav

    K.R Ruram (4:15 A.M)
    - Vishal

    Koramangala Sony Signal (3:45 A.M)
    - Sumeet + Isha, Gaurav

    Silk Board (3:30 A.M)
    - Karthik +1

    Hebbal (4:30 A.M)
    - Sheetal+1, Vinay +1+ Mustafa and Veedansh.

    Kindly note that the names are only reg the riders I could contact on their numbers. I could accommodate only five singles. Sorry for the rest. Please let me know if I missed anyone.

    November 15, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Ride Towards:
      On Marathahalli Bridge - 4:00 A.M
      Hebbal Flyover - 4:30 (Few join us here)
      Devanahalli - 5:00 (Tea Break)
      Nandi Hills - 6:00 (Spending time till gates are open)

      At Nandi Hills: Sunrise, Pics, Hand Shakes, Break fast, Coffee, etc etc

      Ride Back:
      Nandi Hills - 8:00 A.M
      Hebbal - 9:00 (Break)
      Near Total Mall (Outer Ring road) - 10:00 (Bid Adieu)

      November 15, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      @ Ajay and Joseph : Sorry to say that I received the text from Shajan that he is not in tomorrow as he has got some other engagement.

      November 15, 2013

  • Jacinth P.

    Few Simple Rules:
    - Carry your documents RC, ID and License
    - Check you outfit, its going to bee freezing cold
    - Check you fuel, brakes and tyre pressures possible today itself
    - Thanks for not crossing the upper speed limit of 70kph as this ride not not more about speed.
    - Thanks for carrying some chocolates or munches to share with the fellow riders :-)

    As I am flodded with office work today, I will not be able to check the updates on this site. Do call me for any further clarificatioin. The riders list is just to have a formal plan, but all are invited to join us. Hope you can coordinate yourself. Meet you on the hills. Good day!!

    Jacinth -[masked]

    1 · November 15, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Contact numbers: Marathalli - Jacinth[masked], Koramangara - Sumeet[masked], Hebbal - Sheetal[masked] and Vinay[masked]

      November 15, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      I forgot the most basic of the simple rules -> Kindly be on or before time at the starting points. We would be leaving on time.

      November 15, 2013

  • Kiran V.

    Me and Sangam Pradhan will join from maratha halli bridge..:)
    Contact:[masked] (Kiran) ,[masked](Sangam)

    November 15, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Cool!! Will see you tomorrow at 4:00.

      November 15, 2013

  • anbu

    Guys,
    Let me know if anybody interested in Surfing Event @ Malpe Beach https://www.facebook.com/events/...­

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Evry1 Gøinğ from Bannerghatta road or from South Bangalore can join Me n my friends @ Gopalan mall, b.t.m flyover. Around 4 a.m Sharp...!! Contact :[masked],[masked]

    1 · November 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      After meeting up are we joining the other groups ?

      1 · November 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      contact jacinth for that... Finally we all Meet @ Nandi till gates are open.

      November 15, 2013

  • Shaik

    Is anyone still has a single spot to be picked from Marathalli, please ping me. 8105 695953.
    Thank you very much.

    November 15, 2013

  • shiv p.

    I am driving from rt nagar/hebbal in my car.tag along if anyone needs a ride

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Sheetal J.

    Hey Jacinth ill be joinin u guys near hebbal... call me up @[masked]

    November 12, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Sure. added your details

      November 13, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      We have a group of people Joining at Hebbal, will be sharing you number with them!! See you tomorrow :-)

      November 15, 2013

  • Joseph

    Hi Jacinth, I would like to join the trip. But Im single without a bike :-(

    November 5, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hi Joseph, Can you please send me your location and contact number to my mail id. Will work out on singles next week and update you !!

      November 5, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hello Joseph, I am still waiting for your contact number.

      November 15, 2013

  • Jacinth P.

    Few tentative starting points from the information through the comments.

    Vik.Vik -> UB city/Hebbal
    Satya, Jacinth +4, Ajay-> Marathahalli
    Sumeet, Abhishek +2 -> Domlur Bridge
    Aswin, Srikanth +1 ->Silk Board

    It would be helpful to route map our ride if you can send me your locations and contact numbers at the earliest to [masked] or call to[masked]

    November 11, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hello satya I was told about this. No worries will do it next time

      November 15, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hello Sagar, If you can make you own arrangements and can reach K.R puram by 4:15, Vishal can give you the ride. Do let me know

      November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jacinth,

    Me and my wife plan to come from Bannerghatta road. Do we all meet at one place and leave for the destination or arrive there in small groups ? If the latter, how do we recognize others belonging to this group ?

    November 14, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hello Vivek, You can join us at Hebbal around 4:30 A.M. Few others are joining us from that place as well and contact. If its ok you contact Sheetal Jain -[masked] starting from the same place. Can I have your number to discuss it further?

      November 15, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hello Vikash, It would be great if you can join in our ride as well rather than meeting on the hills. You can join us at any starting point feasible for u.

      1 · November 15, 2013

  • Amit Y.

    Hi...even I am interested. I will meet you guys at sarjapur signal. I have a bike.
    My contact no. -[masked]

    November 14, 2013

  • Vinaay V.

    Hey Folks I would like to Join too, anybody wants to Hitch a ride in my Car from HRBR Layout please let me know, 2 seats available. My Contact Number is -[masked]

    1 · November 14, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Good to have you in Vinay!!

      1 · November 14, 2013

  • Vedansh G.

    Does anyone want to hitch a ride will be starting at Cunningham road

    November 14, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hello Vedansh, good to have you in .. can i have your contact number

      November 14, 2013

    • Vedansh G.

      [masked]

      November 14, 2013

  • Venkatesh

    Only bikes and no cars correct ?

    November 14, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hella Venkatesh, There are 2 cars in our ride. If you are planning in a car and coming alone it would be great if you can pick 2 singles from Marathalli bridge.

      November 14, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Even cycling is fine :-) One of my fren wants to ride on a bicycle but I am not able to find him some company.

      1 · November 14, 2013

  • Gaurav K.

    Hi Jacinth,
    I have my bike and I can join you guys at Sony Signal.
    My no. is[masked]

    November 14, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hello Gaurav, good to have you in. Added your details and you can get in touch with Sumeet [masked]) starting from sony signal around 3:45 A.M.

      November 14, 2013

  • shajan s.

    I dont have a bike , neither I am from bangalore , though worked in bangalore earlier , can I come in a car with my photographer ?

    November 13, 2013

    • shajan s.

      My number is[masked] , Two people can come along with me , I start from koramangala near sony world signal .

      November 13, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Thanks for the details Shajan. You can join us at Marathalli Bridge and pick 2 singles. We have 4 singles at that place. Would be great if you can share this experience with 2 them. We have one more car coming from Koramangala, but yet to receive comfirmation Regards, Jacinth

      November 13, 2013

  • Jacinth P.

    Hello All,

    Please find the confirmed list of Riders and Starting Points (As of now). Marathahalli Bridge (4:00 A.M)
    - Jacinth+2, Satya, Asif, Bharat K.R Ruram (4:15 A.M)
    - Vishnu

    Sony Signal (3:45 A.M)
    - Sumeet, Isha, Amitabh

    Silk Board (3:30 A.M)
    - Karthik Hebbal (4:30 A.M)
    - Sheetal

    This list doesn't include singles as I am yet to get the complete details of all the riders. Please let me know, if I missed anyone. We also need a Head Rider to navigate the pack, if anyone of you had been there before kindly let me know as I need to be the tail rider just to ensure safety ;-)

    Cheers, Jacinth

    November 13, 2013

  • bharat

    am in tell me the details where to meet.......

    November 6, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hi Barath, will update you the exact starting points next week once I get the locations of everyone who will be joining us.

      1 · November 6, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hello Bharat, can i have you location and contact details mailed to [masked]­m

      November 13, 2013

  • vik.vik

    i suggest we meet at shell petrol station next to UB city @ sharp 5.30 am and leave. it should take us an hour or so to reach the top !! this will almost eliminate the dark ride... what do you guys think ??

    1 · November 6, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hi vik!! Our plan was to do it in dark :-) In fact whenever we go there we start around 3:00 a.m but since I have posted it here we made it 4:00. Can you ping me @[masked]

      November 6, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hello Vik, can i have you location and contact details mailed to [masked]­m

      November 13, 2013

  • Vishnuvardhan

    This is going to be my first experience watching the early morning sunrise at nandi hills. :) Goosebumps already!

    November 9, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hello Vishnu, can i have you location and contact details mailed to [masked]

      November 13, 2013

  • Satya

    i am starting from JP Morgan on Suzuki Access. If any body wants to join with me send me the email to [masked]

    1 · November 6, 2013

    • Joseph

      Sure Satya. no issues. :-)

      November 12, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hello Satya, can I have you contact number

      November 13, 2013

  • Isha

    Hi, I am interested too. I'll be glad if someone passing by the old airport road can tag me along.. Let me know .
    Thanks in advance!

    November 12, 2013

  • Sheetal J.

    am in... excited to meet u guys...

    November 12, 2013

  • ashuu

    Iam in and will be leaving from old airport road :)...i hav a bike with me, and a seat vacant, any1 willing to join along with me, just ping me :)

    November 12, 2013

  • Joseph

    Hi Jacinth, Im coming along with my friend. So me+1 are in. Looking forward for a memorable meetup

    November 9, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Can you please send me your location and contact number to [masked]

      November 12, 2013

    • Joseph

      We'll be starting from Marthallai Bridge

      November 12, 2013

  • Jacinth P.

    Though ours might not be a long drive, some of the tips for safe riding are listed down. Just to revisit or refresh you to some basics.

    - Avoid drinks on night before with proper sleep and loud alarms.
    - Dress: Helmet, Gloves, Shoes, Comfortable pants. No tight fits.
    - Carry bike documents, license and any personal identity card.
    - Optimum speed - 55 to 65 kph. At this speed you can sight-see and same time you have full control on the bike even on unfamiliar roads plus fuel economy.
    - Break every 1hr/60 kms. Too many brakes will not give the feel of a long drive. Avoid headsets while riding and too much munching.
    - Pack/Formation: One bike would be head (navigator) and one would be tail (safety). All other bikes would be riding in between the head and tail riders.
    - Usage of beams, horns, indicators to alert the pack or traffic.
    - Maintain 3 ft from the left edge of the road all times, most imp during hair pin bends.
    - Longer rides -> Spare keys & Specs, Torch, Cables, Lamps etc.

    November 11, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Hello Isha, Can you please send me your location and contact number to [masked]

      November 12, 2013

    • Isha

      mailed!

      November 12, 2013

  • Shaik

    I am single and with no bike. I am coming from Marathalli. Can I join with anyone?

    November 11, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      Can you please send me your location and contact number to [masked]

      November 12, 2013

  • Aswin

    I will be coming from BTM with my bike.. i am single... If any girl/boy like to join let me know.. aaswin3388 @ gmail . com

    November 10, 2013

    • Karanveer S.

      Hey, can I join you? I live in JP nagar phase 4, can come to BTM.

      November 10, 2013

  • Jacinth P.

    Hello All,

    As per our plan regarding the ride to Nandi Hills on Sat i.e, 16th Nov, I listed down some draft itinerary as of now for your information. A detailed mail will be sent to you mostly by Friday.

    We picked the Outer Ring Road though its a few kms longer to avoid confusions. Total Distance one way is 74 kms.

    Ride Towards:
    Marathahalli - 4:00 A.M
    Hebbal - 4:30 (Any one from other places join us here)
    Karahalli - 5:00 (Wait if needed)
    Nandi Hills - 6:00 (Spending time till gates are open)

    At Nandi Hills: Sunrise, Pics, Hand Shakes, Break fast, Coffee, etc etc

    Ride Back:
    Nandi Hills - 8:00 A.M
    Hebbal - 9:00 (Bid Adieu)
    Marathalli - 10:00 Can you please send mail me below details useful for any future rides too.

    1. Name:
    2. Location & Landmark:
    3. Contact number:
    4. Email:
    5. Vehicle Model, Your Status: Single or Tagged
    6. Comments: Suggestions are most welcome. Looking forward to have a good and safe ride. Happy weekend. Jacinth.

    November 8, 2013

  • Pradeep

    hey Jacinth: u already ready for another ride?

    1 · November 5, 2013

    • Jacinth P.

      haha!! Bro.... infact I reached my room by 4:00 a.m and thought of having the break fast in Nandhi hills the day we reached from bandipur only.. :-)

      November 5, 2013

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