Being in Hampi during Diwali was the best decision I made in 2016. Everything seemed to be falling in place the moment my host Moin took me for trekking on the hills with all the other solo travelers.
The view was Breathtaking! Well by one means or another it felt like techno camping because there was no network signal most of the time which is what I wanted. In any case, it didn't bug me much since I chose not to tell my folks about the trip the whole time.