A location suggested by many, visited by a few and a must go destination for every avid traveler - Hampi. Yes! The most searched historical place in Karnataka, situated in it’s North. Hampi is known for its two very contrasting characteristics, one, the mythological history of ancient monuments and second, the Hipster culture.
So, this year in August, the most awaited trip to this exquisite venue finally happened, with 3 very dear college friends. We left from Bangalore in the afternoon. The ride was enjoyable as the roads were awesome. But just when we were about to reach, our car broke down. It was dark so we had no option but to push it down as there was no chance of getting any help on the silent roads of Hampi in the night. Somehow we managed to accomplish the strenuous task and reached the city.
While trying to make some calls came another surprise, we realized there is no tower in our phones. After inquiring, we were told that the major stretch of the city doesn’t support majority of the networks (almost all). Standing in the middle of the road, completely clueless, we had no idea how and where to proceed. The mindset of doing things at the last moment (when they are super urgent) didn’t let us pre-book the hotel and so we randomly started searching, it took us around an hour to find a decent place to stay because it was a long weekend so most of the places were already occupied and the options easily available were not very desirable. I must admit the initial series of impressions of Hampi were not pleasant, something we never expected. Anyways, we dozed off after having dinner and few rounds of "the thing" which is must jab mil baithte hain teen yaar ;)
Next day in Hampi started with a fine morning, the lazy attitude did prevail for a while but then we quickly got ready and left for the expedition.
Our trip started with Breakfast at this well known restaurant named “Mango Tree”, not really sure of the cuisine it’s famous for as their menu was damn vast, but for us there wasn’t much thinking once the eyes caught hold of “Nutella Pancakes”.