Are you out of places to visit this coming weekend near Bengaluru and don't want to visit Nandi again? Well you don't have to worry about it anymore. Avalabetta is a hilltop viewpoint about 92 km from Bengaluru which will definitely satiate the traveler inside you.
Although the road ahead of taking the turn from National Highway is not wide enough, the drive is still enjoyable. You can find more on how to reach at the end of this entry. You'll get a feeling of driving through ghat sections on that road. After a 20 km drive you'll come across the entry gate for Avalabetta hill. There's a parking lot outside the gate to the left where you can park your vehicles and trek to the top.
When we went, the entry gate was open so we took our bikes to the peak. It's a 2-3 km drive/trek from here on. The path is cemented and wide enough for a car too. We went during winters so the views while going up the hill were amazing. You can see clouds all over the place which will cover most of the parts of mountains. The only parts visible will be the foot of the hill and the peak. These views change from time to time and season to season. For example if you go here in Summers you will rarely see any clouds and the weather will be as clear as it can be. So season is a very big factor on the views which you'll experience on going there.