After cleaning our dress and shoes in a nearby water channel, we went on to see Anegundi Palace and clicked some pics again to fancy our Instagram!
After all the photo sessions were over, we went on exploring for the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset for one last time before we left the city we'd fallen in love with. After riding along the paddy fields for about an hour, not knowing where we were headed, we got on top of a near by hill to enjoy the most blissful sunset we'd ever seen!!
After enjoying the most beautiful sunset, we headed back to return the vehicles we'd rented. After returning the vehicles we still had some time to catch the bus so we decided to do some shopping and chill in one of the café for one last time. The cafés in hippie island are so laid back that it makes you lose track of time. Some cafés even have mini gigs going on every evening. And, before we knew we were running really late and had to catch our bus in half an hour. The rickshaw service in hampi is almost nil after the sunset. One has to really keep that in mind if you're visiting for the first time. We left the cafe in a hurry and booked a cab to drop us to the bus stop. By the time we went to Gavi's place and took our luggage, the bus had already left and the bus driver refused to wait!! We thought we missed our bus when Gavi came in to our rescue again. He managed to convince the bus driver to wait mid way and we had to chase to catch it!
All of us were connected to this city so much that, deep down we all wished to miss our bus and stay a day longer in hampi. It was a bitter sweet moment; enjoying the cold breeze alongside the paddy fields for one last time; enjoying the colours of hampi for one last time; enjoying the smell of hampi soil for one last time; not wanting to go back to our regular lives again, we had to leave having no other choice. We sat in our bus waving bye to Gavi and hampi. We were still on hampi soil, we could still feel the hampi breeze but we'd had already started to miss it. Saying bye to hampi was the toughest for all of us!
HAMPI STOLE A PIECE OF MY HEART!!