A place that is sure to steal your heart and shower abundance of serenity and pure magic upon your soul.
Hampi is a small temple town in Karnataka and today famously known as the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. This place had stayed in my bucket list for quite some time and December 2019 was when I got it ticked off.
Let me be honest here, I wasn't much excited to visit this place even though it had a place in my bucket list for quite some time. I always thought this place would only appeal to all the archeology enthusiasts out there. And oh boy, I was proved completely wrong the moment I reached this place. The next two days were pure bliss, if not more. There's so much more to this place than just being a town etched in the ruins of the magnificent times bygone.
Magical sunsets, mighty boulders, serene lake side walks and the happiness in the air; that was Hampi for me. What this place offered me was just so different than my usual trips. It gave me a chance to let loose and let go off my usual reserved self while I drenched my soul into the natural beauty that this place had to offer.
This town is divided into two parts. The temple side and the other side also known as the Hippie island(as they call it).
We decided to stay on the other side of the Tungabhadra river (i.e. Hippie island). We took a boat ride to reach there (That's the only option). The place where we stayed was a homestay; comfortable and unique in its own way. It had a very relaxed vibe around it. I guess the whole of hippie island had a very laid back vibe to itself.