HOW TO REACH HAMPI?
While I was planning for this trip, I considered a range of options from flight to bus to cab rides. Since I was first supposed to visit Bengaluru (from Mumbai) and then leave for Hampi, I initially thought flight would be the best option as I could save a lot of time. However, later I dumped the plan for an overnight bus ride to Hospet (13 km from Hampi), as the nearest international airport (in Bengaluru) to Hampi is around 350 km away. As for the nearest domestic airport (in Bellary), it is at a distance of around 48 km from Hampi.
I took an auto for my remaining journey from Hospet to Hampi.
Hampi is an open museum, with history scattered around all over. While travelling through the city I had a hard time clicking pictures as every scenery, either lined with palm trees or paddy fields or boulders or all of them together, was capture worthy. I felt no hurry and need to reach a particular sunrise/sunset point, as the rising and setting Sun looked breath-taking from almost every place.