Monday, March 19, 2012

Your Friendly Neighborhood Hill: Antargange

Looking for yet another getaway and a bike ride, me and three other guys decided on this place in an adhoc, just-in-time manner. It was also a good chance for me to experiment with my new lens (Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G DX).

Anthargange is yet another one-day trekking location around Bangalore. Three kilometers from Kolar and seventy kilometers from Bangalore, the place is scattered with volcanic rock formations, caves and natural springs.

We set out from Bangalore at around 5am in the morning. After going thirty kilometers due East, the ride became extremely scenic with the rugged volcanic terrain and the scarlet sunrise. Waking up at 4am for the first time in eons was completely worth it. I was riding pillion and tried to do the best I could with the camera.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Nandi on the Hill: Savandurga

Bangalore is surrounded with weekend getaways for one and all. This comes as a relief for computer-staring, white-collar, IT folks who have migrated here from around the country and make a bunch of the city's populace. One such site is that of Savandurga, located 60 kms from Bangalore and makes for a hell of a trekking experience (was the toughest for me till date).

Me and a couple of friends set out from Bangalore on bikes late morning (couple of Avengers).

We had a really smooth and scenic ride on the Bangalore-Mysore road. Later on we struggled to find the State Highway 3 and had to constantly consult the GPS.

We never were able to actually find the road however.