Among the Ruins. Backpacking to the amazing Hampi

Tripoto
30th Mar 2012

The stone chariot, made from one big stone

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Tungabhadra River

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The remains of the by-gone civilization

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Steps to the River

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Early morning washing

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Sunrise by the side of Tungabhadra River

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Greenery as long as u can see

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The bridge that once helped people cross

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Paddy fields add to the color

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Birds eye view at of Hampi- from Hill top

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Hanuman temple (said to be the birth place of

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The little boats to take u across the river

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Laxmi the temple elephant,blesses all

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One of the temple sites

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Once glorious, still has its charm

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Carvings

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The musical pillars.. somewhere music still f

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The work inside the ruins

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The great bull..

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Lord hanuman

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Vitalla temple , takes you back in time.

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The amazing map of hampi..can beat google ;)

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Sun sets over hampi.. u dnt want to miss this

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The banks off the river..

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A bus from Bangalore, India to Hampi.. with the rise of the sun, your eyes get accustomed to the magnificent site of the ruins.. You are immediately transformed to the by-gone era. The 1st step is to cross the Tungabhadra river. Your journey starts then. A walk across the lush green paddy fields up till the ruins..as long as your eyes can see. Walking pass the once grand market of the kingdom, to the innumerable temples..halting to marvel the chariot cut out from one stone, to the chamber with musical pillar..Yes music is still heard.

Climb the hills to watch the whole Hampi.. listen to the priest chanting at the Hanuman temple, relax by the side of the paddy fields & sit beside the river to marvel the sun set & watch million of stars shining brilliantly on a 'Region' whose kingdom once for long had shone brilliantly .
Truly a  Unesco Heritage Site. 
Avoid summers, try post monsoon. Try & avoid the local Autos, walk with a guide book/ map on your own as much as possible. No har getting lost once in a while. But a place must to be visited once in lifetime, if in India. To witness India's past glory.. Very few are still intact.
This place will remind you immediately of the movie Eat, Pray & Love. This is no less than Bali. Book your own cottage. Enjoy a well cooked meal & watch the lash paddy fields. Evening sip your beer & witness the twinkling stars, accompanied by the 'crickets' playing the background music. Food quality great. Prices affordable
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