We had booked 1 day home stay in hampi but all the accommodations in the town were closed due to some notice issued by govt so we had to go to the so called ‘Other Side’ crossing the river. Short walk to ferry point,Rs20 per person and a 5 min boat ride will drop you a Viruappa Gaddi a small river side place with a lot of guest houses and restaurants. But the best part is it’s complete peace here and only tourists everywhere. We got a good place for a day @ ‘Sai Guest house’ which had garden facing rooms with a restaurant. After a quick ‘English breakfast @ German bakery we headed to roam around humpi. Crossed the river again in coracle @Rs50/person and reached the other side and decided to have the longest route covered. We decided to cover the entire route on foot as that’s how locals do it. We started with Mota Ganpati, Krishna bazaar, twin sisters rocks and reached the underground Temples. On way we had also covered shivlingam. After quick ‘Soda break’ we stayed again to cover the Minar, the palace ruins and reached the queens baths. The place is a beauty and you imagine going in the older times. By now we both me and my wife were completely exhausted. The only spot left was Elephant Stables, 2 km away from the bath we reached there by 4:30 as this place closes at 5. It’s a wonderful place to be and evening is the best time to be here. Huge walls, landscape and huge structure at to the beauty to this place also it’s maintained well. We left the place after our photo session in an auto ad we were all down for the day and also had to cross a river. Reached the hotel in an hour and ended the day with an amazing dinner at Sai Restaurant. The day spent well with over 12Km covered in foot.
Tip:This place has lot to offer so Cover as many place possible on foot as you may miss the real hidden beauty of this place and also tend to miss some beautiful spots. Also the boat service stops at 5:30 so if u stay at other side plz be before they shut the service for the day.