Hello HAMPI!!!

Tripoto
30th Oct 2019
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Day 1

Hey there , this is about my trip from Chennai to Hampi  and it was a three days trip with a budget of 3000 😁

So , I took a bus from Chennai to Hampi at night and reached hospet (the nearest bus stop from hampi) the next day in the morning.
Checked into my hotel and then after taking some rest I took an auto from Hospet to Hampi.
Just to let you that there are many beautiful Homestays and hotels available in hampi also which I thought I'll be shifting to the next day but couldn't due to some reasons.

And  then , I started with my tour of hampi .
I just took the auto till the main hampi bus stand from there you can take a walk to matanga hill, hemakuta hill and Virupaksha temple ( which is very famous temple).
There will be lots of auto walas asking you for the tour , they charge accordingly ( full day 700rs, half day 400rs which includes just the main spots).
I didn't take a tour the first day because i was lacking time and I wanted to see the sunset from the hill.

I roamed around in the streets , tried some local food and also ended up ordering a weird tasting noodles at some shop ( the taste is very different as it is made by keeping in mind the type of  tourists the place entertains which is mostly Israeli, European etc).

I spent my evening by walking at the hemkuta hills and admiring the whole stone covered town from the top, the Hemakuta hill was the first build hill during the 14th century.
No wonder hampi is one of the mist visit places in new York times.
But, due to clouds I couldn't see the perfect sunset ( for which Hampi is really famous for)

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And! And! And! By the time I was out for a walk after having my dinner, the whole Virupaksha temple was being lighted with diyas and also the road which lead to it , which made me realize that it's Dussehra.
So basically, I was in hampi on Dussehra ❣️ nothing could be better 😁

Then we saw the localites and the pandits of the temple carrying the * Doli* of God and also met Lakshmi the blessing elephant 💚

I wonder how would Hampi look on Diwali when on Dussehra it was being so beautiful ❣️
Then I had my dinner, again at one of the streets which had a floor sitting and a hippie ambience with some cool music getting played.

After the dinner as I continued taking some walks through the streets I saw locals hugging each other and wishing Dussehra, it was such a wonderful feeling to see this that I couldn't even realize that the day came to an end

Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Day 2

Gooooood morning from HAMPI 😁
So day 2 started with a hot and delicious dosa as my breakfast at a local shop and then I hired an auto to take a half day tour of Hampi at 400inr, since I had to catch my bus to Bangalore the same night I didn't hire it for the whole day.

We started by visiting, the Badavilinga temple which is a 12ft shivling ( 9 ft above the ground and 3 ft underwater) established by a poor woman during the 14th century.
Also, the locals say that if you wish something and throw a coin on the shivling if it says as it's top your wish will get fulfilled 😅😅

Then , just a couple of mins by walk was the statue of Narsimba which was also built during the 14th century.

Then , there were quite a few places like:

1. The underground Shiva temple- it was believed that people of the Vijayanagara empire under the King Krishnadevaraya used to worship lord Shiva in this temple.
It was found , by the archaeological department as the temple got underground due to the destructions.
Earlier, it was believed that the people of Hampi used to perform the ceremonies at this temple before the Virupaksha temple was built.

2. The Lotus Mahal - it had beautiful architecture and it was believed that it was built in such a way that all the rooms had a cool temperature even during hot days.
Walking around there was a huge and magnificent Elephant's Stables built in the Vijayanagara empire. It had an Indo Islamic touch.

Then , I  went to some ruins of hampi from where we could see the entire town and the view was mesmerising.
At the end I went to the queen's bath and was stunned to see such huge places used just for bathing, no wonder they were the queen's 😂

By evening I came back to the main Hampi bustand and then took a walk till the banks of tungbhadra river. I wanted to take a coracle ride there but due to heavy rains in the last few days , the level of the river got rose and so the rides were restricted for some time.

Also, I wanted to spend atleast a day on the hippie island which is just a ride away from the tungbhadra river but due to heavy rains even the island was vacated by all the people there

So I just sat by the river till sunset and then took my bus to Bangalore and returned.

All in all, it was an amazing trip, I wanted to visit some places but couldn't due to the weather change.
Nevertheless, it was an amazing trip with a low budget:)

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Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna
Photo of Hello HAMPI!!! by Sushmita Bahuguna

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