The Crazy part
Let me tell you about the crazy part first, the first destination on my itinery was the Virupakhsha temple.I stepped into the temple, I could see a lot of monkeys playing around, I assumed they would not try to get to me because I did not possess any food item/ fancy stuff in my hand to give them. The place was moderately crowded, a baby monkey ran towards me and grabbed my legs and the moment I tried to get away, the monkey got scared and it ran back to his friends. I found it so hilarious! like, why would he just do it for no reason?!, Maybe he was just a baby monkey, being a monkey, doing monkey business.
The Good Part
Hampi is a paradise for solo travellers. I could spot atleast one solo traveller in every place I went. It is always a pleasure meeting them.I was lucky that I got a beautiful guesthouse in the village, right next to the Virupaksha temple.The guesthouse owner Shiva and Jumbo. On the first day of my trip, Shiva helped me how to commute to those places. The best way to explore Hampi is by hiring a bicycle and following the map. I wanted to be so Hampi-ish, I did not want to look like an outsider so I wore a salwar and I had a dupatta and ethnic sandals. ( I can hardly walk with them ). There is no way on earth, I can ride that bicycle around. So I walked, I walked and walked. It wasn't bad after all, except for the scorching hot sun which sucked the stamina out of my soul. I met a lot of solo travelers like me from around the world. Also, I met an interesting family who stayed next to my guesthouse. They have sold off all their assets just to travel the world. (they sure gave me serious family goals ).I met a guy, a crystal dealer explaining about the 7 chakras and their origin. This is one of the reasons I love being solo on a trip, it’s because you have time for everything. Your activities will not depend on anything but you. ONLY YOU. You do what you like, you can happily avoid what you don’t like. You have all the time for yourself.