I have been to hampi once in 2015 and since there was a yearning inside me to return to this place, away from all the hustle bustle and rest in serenity. We were a group of 7 friends who decided to go for a weekend trip to mystical Hampi. Situated at the bank of Tungabhadra River, Hampi is a temple town with lot of excavated ruins from the Vijayanagara kingdom of 14th Century. It is recognized as UNESCO heritage site. Spread over 30-40 kms, Hampi is located at the northern part of Karnataka, which is very much accessible through road and rail from Bangalore.
We booked a tempo traveller and left Bangalore around 12:00 PM and reached Hampi at around 7:00AM. Hampi is separated by the river Tungabhadra. One side of the river, the side where we booked our hotel is called as Hippie Island filled with cafes, guesthouses, rental and artistic shops where mostly backpackers are seen during peak season. The other side is with all the temples, group of monuments and the ruins.