I woke up by 5am and by 7am I had my breakfast from a hotel in Hospet, As Hampi is a historical, cultural and religious place hotels in Hospet only serve vegetarian foods. Idli, vada, dosa, meals are the main dish we could possibly get here.
By 7:30 pm I took my taxi and was ready to leave to the Vijayanagara Empire, Yes Hampi was the place where the mighty vijayanagara Empire was built and established between 1336 and 1570 CE. The golden age of Hampi was during the rule of the famous King Krishnadevaraya.
It takes just 30 minutes from Hospet to reach Hampi which is 13 km away. On the first day I planned to explore one part of Hampi and the other part on the last day. First I went to the Vittala temple complex. I reached there by 8am. Vittala temple complex is the place where the famous musical pillars exist and the chariot which is printed on the new 50rs notes in India.
All these structures are a good architectural wonders, and most of the pillars and walls were carved to form beautiful art of Hindu gods and the ancient stories.
After spending half an there I took a walk along the side of these temple to the next spot, "The Kings Balance" it's just few metres away from Vittala temple complex. The king's balance is an ancient architectural structure used to balance scale goods. It's just take 1 hour to explore all these and by 9am I went to the next spot including the Great Bath, Elephant Stable and the Mahanavami Diba etc. Hampi is a vast land which spreads across around 650 km/sq. Exploring all of these would take more than 2 weeks in here. I planned to visit important attractions of Hampi in these tight schedule.
The Great Bath is the place where the beautiful woman of Hampi used to take bath. It's a marvelous architecture where the drainage is well constructed to the keep the waters inflow and outflow. It all took around 2.5 hours to explore all these areas. By 12:30 I returned to Hospet and had my lunch with a delicious South India meals.