Hampi is not just another place, it is a travelers delight, a photographers paradise, a history buffs treasure, an adventure junkies peace, a couple's honeymoon destination. Maybe i stretched it a bit with the "honeymoon destination" but it is everything else i mentioned above and more.
A little bit about Hampi
Hampi is a beautiful town close to Hospet, Karnataka. It is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO. Hampi has monuments dating back to the 14th century and is spread across 4,100 sq mi. Ideally, you need atleast 4 days to cover Hampi completely. There are many hotels/ homestay/Resort options around the area. November- January is a good time to visit Hampi. You can travel via train/air/road, to the closest station or airport. The rest of the information is easily available on google.
Hampi in pictures
Hampi is an experience, a visual one. No matter what i say or how i say , you cant feel the beauty and uniqeness of the place unless you actually see it. As a photographer, Hampi for me was a visual treat. There is a history behind every pillar, every stone, every temple and every river. So, if i sit to write about all of that, it may just turn out to be a book instead of a blog. So, i am just going to show Hampi to you, my way, through pictures.
I reached our resort late afternoon. After a quick tea, i planned to check out a hill nearby called the Malayavantha hill which is said to have a good sunset point. Malayavantha hill is also important because of the Rama temple called as Raghunatha temple situated on the hill. You will also hear Pujaris chanting Chaupais from Shri Ramcharitamanas 24x7. It is believed that listening to the chanting will rid you of all your health, wealth and life problems.