What does Hampi make you think?
Brings rocks to your mind, eh? The carved ones? The ones with elephants and tigers and dancers carved intricately on them! Oh and of course all you adventurous bouldering enthusiasts, I see big untouched rocks in your eyes. Yes yes, Hampi has it all! All kinds of rocks! Boarding the bus a little after midnight, off we went to a weekend filled with nothing short of fun, sun and oh yes, rocks.
As was supposed to be the case on Fridays, our bus was delayed for 15 mins every 10 mins. So, yeah. Fridays. Someone should have warned us to bring snacks to satisfy any midnight cravings because that's how long it could get. We had no midnight craving, just saying. But hey, it's Bangalore. Big city, yada yada, no more complaints. My city, my love. So yeah, no complaints.
We reached Hospet the next morning, sometime after the sun was pretty high on our heads.. A short bus ride from here to Kamlapur and there we were, in front of Clark's Inn. A truly beautiful hotel, I won't lie.
A short break later, all fresh and decked to tackle the sun and heat (or so we thought), out we went to begin our exploration of this World Heritage Site. We took a bus to Hampi. 7 Rupees or so and you're transported into an entirely different land. You just see ruins of temples and of palaces. Everywhere. The entire stretch from Kamlapur to Hampi is littered with stones, quite literally. It's hard to digest the fact that those stones were homes to some of the greatest kings and queens to have graced the then capital city!