A spontaneous decision to visit the land of boulders and ruins, and I left from office, reached home, packed by bag and left for Hampi, all in 45 minutes.
Ok Google, trains, an argument with the guy issuing train tickets and an all night journey standing in an unreserved coach of 2 trains took me to Hospet, the closest town to Hampi that's well connected to the rest of the world. A bus to the main bus stand and another one from there took me to my destination. Hampi, finally! I preferred the bus over an auto because this was meant to be low budget trip.