Hampi is a poetry in the rocks, it so beautifully structured that it soothes the travellers. There you will find really polite and humble street shop owners who have a beautiful collection of "Hippie" clothes. Hampi gives you liberty to wear the most fancy, wierd clothes! Red Aladdin pants and green bob marley tshirt with yellow glasses and pink bandana? Hell yeah!!
The short height houses with bamboo walls, they touch your heart.
It is also a kingdom ruled by monkeys. But the monkeys here are disciplined, they dont steal your purse, your food or your glasses!
Hampi is just another Goa , without beer!
Day 3 started around 10 with the coracle ride.
The ride costs 350/- for half an hour and 600 pp. Tungabhadra is a holy river for Hampi and Kishkindha residents. Banks of Tungabhadri(as they pronounce) witness many local simple weddings. Some rituals take place there. There is a hanuman temple and a ram temple.
Thereafter we went to lotus temple, then krishna mandir, elephant stables, and nearby attractions.
Krishna temple has the carvings of dashavatar on the entrance pillars and sthe stories of bal krishna (childhood of krishna) on the inner pillars and walls.
At around 2 we had the famous hampi thali for lunch.
After getting our bellies full we were taken to the Vijayvitthal temple. To avoid any harm due to pollution, small electric vehicles are arranged there 1 km before the temple. We can either walk to the temple or take the vehicle. Vijay vitthal temple has no god idol in it, as it was looted by the Mughals. At the entrance of temple, there is the famous stone chariot. You can find it on new 50rs note. In the premises of temple you can buy a miniature of the chariot.
When the daylights were fading slowly, we went to the Anjaneya tekdi where Lord Hanuman's birth place is located. Also a Ram temple exists there.
Just behind the temple there are some huge huge rocks from where we can experience the most wonderful view of the whole Hampi city.
From up there, we can see how the Tungabhadra divides Hampi and Kishkindha nagri and how the sun slowly sleeps into the lap of clouds!
On our way back home, we stopped at a small opening of the river where we spotted this animal called "neer-ane" i.e. Water Elephants.
After freshening up we took a walk to the local stores there. You will find lots of things here, for your friends ,as souvenirs!
Hotels in hampi, have these cute bamboo lamps and multicolor lights decorated all over.
The trippy feels already have your heads here!