Hampi... you were magnificent. Thank you !!!

Tripoto
30th Sep 2016

So, after a lot of reading and so much googling me and a friend I got from my hostel , who agreed to come with me the second I said I am going Hampi(because I am awesome like that :), funny part was she don't even know where and what was Hampi :p) .

We started our journey from Bangalore railway station on a friday evening with Hampi express. we have options to travel such as bus, train but I wanted Hampi all on my travel, so best option was this train. We reached Hospet station by around 7 AM.

so here starts my Hampi exploring for next three days..

we took an autorickshaw from hospet station bcz we wanted to find a stay in Hampi (I didn't book accommodation because after a lot of googling I found it's better do that after reaching there so I can use my bargaining skill as well as we can see the room before booking , don't try this if you are going in peak tourist times ). So we started our rickshaw journey with over chatty driver and he explained the navaratri / Dussehra rituals just started in Hampi and Dussehra celebration is second biggest in Hampi after Mysore.

So we have just entered the Hampi bazaar and got a glimpse of Virupaksha temple on our way. The driver took us to Akshaya guest house ,and we got a clean upstairs room with lots of space .After freshening up and breakfast from the restaurant ran by the guest house people we started to explore our first day in Hampi.( we decided no rickshaw from point to point , because I am little strange like that , and I love to walk.)

so we walked all the below places which was a lot of walk.

We saw this beauty when we walking back to Hampi Bazaar.

We saw this beauty when we walking back to Hampi Bazaar.

Photo of Sri Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Day 2

Second day started with the early morning hiking to Matanga hills to watch the sunrise.

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise

After breakfast we decided to cross the Tungabhadra and visit the hippie land or the 'other side of river'.

We took a coracle in this extra hot weather and we were the only people doing that , crazy girls !! I know...

Climbing 575+ steps worth the effort !!!

Photo of Matanga Hill, Nimbapura, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Matanga Hill, Nimbapura, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Matanga Hill, Nimbapura, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Matanga Hill, Nimbapura, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Matanga Hill, Nimbapura, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise

We ended the day with a chicken thali from one of the restaurant from 'other side of the river'.Also we opted for auto rickshaw to visit places this time, since the distance between the places is so far and we were little bit tired from the previous day (very little :) ) .

So we decided to visit the most important place to which is the Vittala temple. We took a coracle from Hampi and reached Vittala.And there were some amazing views on that journey.

We decided to walk back to Hampi Bazaar and see some of the places we missed on our first day.

We reached our stay and checked out by evening, but our train from Hospet was at 9PM, so we spent lots of time there in mango tree restaurant and took maximum use of indian style seatings :).

so our three journey came to an end, but the memories and experience I am going to carry on my heart for a life long.

PS: I always thought why the travellers not giving us a step to step details ...and after writing my experience (first time writing it down,bcz of tripoto) I know why... drears, it is difficult to put down everything what we done and seen in this pages... go out and experience it, travel writing can only encourage you but the real experience is something else.

Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
Photo of Hanuman Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Liya Louise
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whats the rate per day in akshaya guest house?
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