Hampi was in my destinations list since last 6 months when I first read about and saw stunning photos of it. The plan was finalised when one of my friends called me and asked if we could plan a trip for 2 days somewhere in between Pune and Bangalore. And the obvious place which came to my mind was Hampi. Without deliberating much on it, four of us (2 from Pune and 2 from Bangalore) decided to reach the major city Hospete which is approximately 10 Kms from the Hampi.
We both started our journey from Pune and the other two started from Bangalore. We two touched early around 9:30 AM while both of them were still 30 kms away from Hospete. There is nothing obvious other than to take some sort of transportation from our alighted place to the resort (Which is exactly half a way from Hospete and Hampi) where we had a booking and where we all decided to meet before we begin our exploration. You could get the public transport buses from Hospete to Hampi every half an hour but as we were not sure about this that time thus went ahead with auto ride. We reached the resort around 10 AM and the convivial reception asked us to wait as the check-in time was 12:00 Noon. We requested auto to come to the hotel after 2 hrs when we all 4 can be together and need further auto ride from resort to Hampi.
What it could be considered as a surprise, resort reception allotted us the room at around 10:30 AM. Guys from Bangalore alighted to resort around 11:15 AM. After some refreshment we went to the main market place where we took 21 (3 x7) gear bicycles on rent. Finally with lot of enthusiasm and excitement we started our journey to experience the history.