Tired of Nandi hills and want to explore something which is almost equally far from Bangalore, even more beautiful and minus the crowd? Well Devarayana Durga is one such place and it offers better views than the mighty Nandi. Well the views are subjective and so I'll let you judge the beauty of this place captured through the lens.
The trip started from Bangalore from where DD hills is around 72 km and it has well laid out roads throughout. To reach there you have to take Tumkur road till Dabaspete and from there a diversion from under the flyover will take you in the vicinity of hills and towards the destination.
As you keep going closer to the hills, the views start improving and you start getting the feels of entering a forest reserve. Often with such places the roads re not well maintained but that's not the case here. The roads are really well maintained and there are markers for every blind turn and speed bump.
Just as you take a left turn from the State Highway, a few kilometers later you'll find a small pond in the middle of greenery which makes for a perfect spot for clicking pictures and relaxing for a while.
After crossing the forest area, there is a steep climb of about 5 km where the road takes you through a series of hairpin bends with an incline that might make you dead slow no matter how experienced you are in driving through the ghat sections. However since the roads are in good condition, the drive is quite pleasant.