In the morning, I booked a return ticket to Bangalore for the night. I got out of Nargila, thanked Ganga for his hospitality, and made it back to the main city of Hampi. I took the ferry back, and then went to the famous Vitthala temple. You can take an auto rickshaw which would take you around the city showing you all temples or you could walk to Vitthala temple. I had no interest in checking out all the temples, and since I wanted to see just this one temple, I walked towards it. It was a short 20 minute walk that took you through Hampi's ruins and to the temple.
The temple was an architectural masterpiece. You can read more about it on Google, I don't want to get into the details, it is not my thing.
I took a shared auto back to the main city, and I went to a famous restaurant called the 'Mango Tree' and had lunch there. I relaxed for some time in the restaurant, read my book and started walking again.
I was heading towards the Mathanga hills, which promises a panoramic view of the city of Hampi and you can see all the temples from the top.
It was a short 30 min trek to get to the top, but it was pretty exhausting because of the heat. I made it to the top to discover that there is a small temple at the top (I did not know this at the time), and the priest was a young boy who understood a bit of English (and I understood a bit of Kannada so we talked for some time).
I was there quite early, it was around 4:30 p.m. and the sunset was at about 7:10 p.m. I relaxed on top and read my book, waiting for the sunset. As the sunset got closer, more people started pouring to watch it from the top, and it was mesmerising.
I had a great time, made a few friends at the top of Mathanga hills, who shared their pictures and timelapses with me. We walked down together to the bus stop, and made it back to Hospet to catch my bus to Bangalore.
Overall, it was a great experience. Solo trips teach you so much. I loved every bit of it.