Being a Goan, I was never interested in beaches, club life or music festivals that are held in Goa, as I've been watching it since my birth.
I always loved to travel distant places that were quite and peaceful and that were more closer to nature rather than Highways !
I was searching for such a place which is adventurous and affordable at the same time!
So after a month of research, I finally decided to leave for Nandi Hills in Bangalore, Karnataka.
As a Engineer by profession, I didn't had a lot of money to spend on me, nor had any holidays!
To be exact, I left Goa with two days leave and a budget of 3k including train, bus and hotel charges!
It is often said that 'the best places are off the beaten path', and Nandi Hills is a clear testimony to that. Located around 60 kilometres away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one such tourist spot that has gradually been discovered by visitors over the years, and has now become a well-known holiday spot. Situated at a height of 4851 feet above sea level, this ancient hill fortress is an idyllic escape from the daily city life. Once used as the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, Nandi Hills is scattered with shrines and monument, and is surrounded by mesmerizing views, making this place no less than a hidden paradise.
So I left Goa by YPR BIWEEKLY EXPRESS Train departing from Margao Railway station at 10:00 pm, it was a solo journey of around 15 hours.
And the journey had began!
PS : I slept the whole night in train as I work in shifts and had directly boarded in train after my work. 😆