Hampi-ness Starts with Hampi Diwali :
After an overnight journey, on the day of festival of lights, I jaunt on Hampi to surround myself with lights of mountains, sun and the stars instead of surrounding with the lights and sounds of crackers which was happening since my childhood. With a colourful and confusing map in my hand, trying to figure out the way and plan accordingly. Also with a blank mind, doesn't know what to do next and where to go next, I totally left to Hampi to take me anywhere it wants.
Matanga Hill : Starting the trip with an insane trek. Not a high altitude trek, but it's a slippery boulders trek. One wrong step and you're done.
About the hill: It's the place where people trek to the top early morning and do meditation while the sun is rising. Such a peaceful environment. A point in this place looks similar to Dolphins nose situated in Kodaikanal. . There were many routes which can confuse you, still there's always a white mark taking to the hilltop. The view was just amazing from the top. There were only 4 people (a family) with a female photographer whom I just admired, who has got so much of photography skills even at that old age. The place where I was afraid to keep my next step as I was carrying a heavy bag at my back. On my way to hill, I just crossed it without having any fear, Later when I was returning, something made me to stop there and ask myself "Did I just cross this? Is this the right way? And yes, I was so much afraid to cross it while returning as it was so slippery and one wrong step can take you anywhere. Fortunately crossed it in the bare foot. Having a map in my hand, seeing the directions and was planning for the next two days.