Palolem Beach, Goa
Patnem Beach, Goa
Patnem beach, Goa
Om Beach, Gokarna
Paradise beach, Gokarna
Half Moon Beach, Gokarna
Temple in Gokarna Market
Kudle Beach, Gokarna
Om Beach, Gokarna
Elephant bath, Tungabhadra river, Hampi
View from Monkey Temple, Hampi
Rock Bridge, Hampi
Hemkuta Hill, Hampi
My long awaited wish to backpack across the Goa-Gokarna-Hampi circuit got recently fulfilled with a trip that began on 14th January 2015....
Next day morning we checked-out from the hotel around 10 am and went to Tungabhadra Dam by auto. We booked the same auto which we booked for Hampi sight-seen. The auto driver took Rs. 600 for taking to the dam and dropping at Hospet station. Its around 17 km far from Hampi. You can easily spend 2 to 3 hours there. Bus service is available in just Rs. 20 per head to visit watch tower from the dam entrance. There's a garden in the lower side with some lights for the fountains. After spending some time at dam we headed towards Hospet station and our journey ends there.
From here on out till lunch the day is a little fuzzy as we mostly drove around viewing temples of little architectural beauty with the sun consistently beating down upon us. But it was a fun ride nonetheless as our excitement did not abate. We visited the Durga Temple grounds but could not bring ourselves to undertake another arduous climb. From there we went to the nearby Lakshmi Temple and settled in for a quick photo session of the surroundings. We then returned the moped and set off for lunch. After lunch though we returned to the Bazaar side of the river and prepared to go to the Tungabhadra Dam. The dam is such a remarkable feat of the human mind and the expanse of water so large that one would feel consumed and alone in the world!
We travelled from Mumbai to Bengaluru and onwards to Hospet. For those who live in Bengaluru, this trip can be a lot cheaper!
Hotel Malligi was a very clean, decent place - probably the second best to stay at, in Hospet (after The Orchid) - especially for young female travellers. Ask for Mr. Rao, the Guest Relations Officer there and he will be more than happy to help you get good rates for rickshaw tours.