2 days of Hampiness #Hampipictures

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26th Jan 2019

2 Days of Hampiness

Photo of 2 days of Hampiness #Hampipictures by Sumeet Poojary

Hampi was a long time plan for me but it always got delayed for some or the other reasons. One day I was browsing through the news articles, where I happen to see the "52 Places to Go in 2019 - New York Times" and Hampi was on 2nd position. And that was it, the nearest upcoming holiday was 26th of January and I started hunt for the hotels and tickets. Finally the plan was set and I had my bookings done.

I left Bangalore on 25th night by private bus service (Cost: ₹750).

Hospet to Hampi

Photo of Hospet, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

The next morning I was in Hospet where my bus dropped me. From there I hired an auto to Hampi Bazaar near ferry point (Cost: ₹ 150).

Day 1

Ferry Point, Hampi

Photo of Ferry Point, River Road, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

My hotel was on the other side of the river, so I crossed the river by ferry (Cost: ₹40).

R. K. Residency

Photo of R.K Residency, Virupapuragaddi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

I booked in R. K. Residency through Booking.com (Cost: ₹1500/night).

Few hours I spent having my breakfast, getting fresh, exploring the area and renting myself a bike (Bike will cost you ₹350/day and for petrol extra ₹100/lit).

Sanapur Lake

Photo of Sanapur Lake, Sanapur, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

Soon after I got bike, I headed to this famous lake know as Sanapur lake. They have coracle ride (Cost: ₹150-₹200). You can also take a deep to beat the heat. Spent little time to climb the nearby boulders and get some photos from the top.

Virupapura Gaddi

Photo of Goan Corner. The Bouldering Center, Gangavathi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

Came back to village, had lunch at Goan Corner. There are many more options available, some of the famous are Laughing Buddha, Nargila restaurant and many more.

After a heavy lunch I decided to take some rest.

Anjaneya Hill

Photo of Anjaneya Hill, Hanumanahalli, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

In the evening I climbed Anjaneya Hill or Monkey temple, known as the birth place of Lord Hanuman. You can relax there for sometime and get the picturesque view from the hill. This place is also famous for sunset view.

Anjaneya Hill (Sunset Point)

Photo of Monkey Temple, Hanumanahalli, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

After that memorizing view I came back to my hotel, had some dinner, took a walk around the place and final crashed on my bed.

Day 2

I checked out from my hotel and headed to the main bazaar area across the river know as Hampi Bazaar. Had my breakfast at Mango Tree restaurant.

Mango Tree Restaurant

Photo of Mango Tree Restaurant, Janatha Plot, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

I had booked the same auto to let me explore the Hampi ruins for the day (Cost: ₹1000).

I visited the series of extractions of this beautiful city and enjoyed the history connected to this place.

1: Virupaksha Temple

Sri Virupaksha Temple

Photo of Sri Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

2: Saasivekaalu Ganesha

Saasivekaalu Ganesha

Photo of Saasivekaalu Ganesha, Krishnapura, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

3: Kadalekalu Ganesha

Kadalekalu Ganesha

Photo of Kadalekalu Ganesha, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

4: Sri Krishna Temple

Sri Krishna Temple

Photo of Sri Krishna Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

5: Krishna Bazaar

Krishna Bazaar

Photo of Krishna Bazaar, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

6: Badavilinga Temple

Badavilinga Temple

Photo of Badavilinga Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

7: Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

Photo of Lakshmi Narasimha, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

8: Sri Chandikeshwari Temple

9: Sri Uddana Veerabhadra Swamy Temple

10: Sister Stones

Sister Stones

Photo of Sister Stones, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

11: Underground Shiva Temple

Underground Shiva Temple

Photo of Underground Shiva Temple (Prasanna Virupaksha Temple), Hampi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

12: Mohammadan Watch Tower / Mosque

13: Zanana Enclosure / Zenana Enclosure

Lotus Mahal

Photo of Lotus Mahal Hampi, State Highway 131, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

Elephant Stable

Photo of Elephant Stable .hampi, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

14: Hazara Rama Temple

15: Royal Enclosure

16: Public Bath / Pushkarni

Public Bath / Pushkarni

Photo of Public Bath, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

17: Queen’s Bath

Queen's Bath

Photo of Queen's Bath, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

18: Vijaya Vittala Temple (Stone Chariot)

Stone Chariot

Photo of Stone chariot, Nimbapura, Karnataka, India by Sumeet Poojary

Get full description of these places here: Hampi: The Lost City and Hampi: The Other Side

After the whole day of exploring the auto driver dropped me at Kamalapur, where i was suppose to catch my bus back to Bangalore.

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