I was getting bored of my routine life in Bangalore, and a solo trip to Hampi seemed like a really good escape. This is going to be my first solo trip , I was nervous because as a women feeling unsafe, but it turned out to be a best trip.
I booked my bus tickets one afternoon, and left for Hampi the very same night.
Why go to Hampi?
Peaceful place; away from the chaos of city life. Forget 3G, most areas barely any phone network.
Where to stay?
Hampi Island, undoubtedly. Spending a night at a cottage in this ‘hippie island’ is truly a best experience. Most guest houses here have open-air dining areas, with music being played in the background and you can sit there for however long you want, and do whatever you want – eat, drink, chill or play cards. If you’re travelling solo, then Hampi Island is THE PLACE to meet new people.
To reach Hampi island, you need cross the river. Try the coracle ride instead of the normal boats. It’s a great experience, and costs barely Rs 100 per person. The last boat is at 6pm, so plan your travel schedule accordingly.