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Reeta Narzary

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2 reviewsPosted 2 years ago
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Away from the trappings of modern mayhem

Get mesmerised, wonder struck totally spellbound. Go back in time. Nature is your hammock, under the twinkling stars beneath the rocks who stand witness to the glorious past embracing the dust of eons. The present still holds the wrinkled hands of time long lost and together they smile at 'still distant' future.

Hampi is a history lovers paradise. Around 350kms from Bangalore, Hampi is a village on the banks of Tungabhadra surrounded with rocky mountains. This UNESCO heritage site is a perfect amalgamation of nature and history.

The monolith structures so magnificent speak for themselves. The remains of glorious past of once prosperous Empire of Vijayanagar are everywhere in Hampi. Wherever your eyes wander the past teases you. Feel the hustle-bustle of a vibrant haat in the ruins of Hampi Bazaar, the opulence of a queen in the Lotus Mahal, the luxuries of royalty in royal step-well/Pushkarni, the drum beats standing atop Mahanavami Dibba, the sweat of labour in Hazarama Temple, intelligence of the architects who designed The Stone Chariot, The Musical Pillars. And so on.

Apart from history Hampi has lot more to offer. One of the best way to explore Hampi is to cycle around(most of the stays offer cycles on rent) it's an awesome place for cycling. Its rocky mountain offer amazing bouldering and cliff jumping options. Take a coracle ride, laze around, listen to your inner self feel the sense of freedom from being wired 24x7.

If you go during Dusshera like me, you'll see one of the most magnificent festivities ever. The entire main road in front of the Virupaksha Temple lit up with earthen lamps just as it has been for ages. A feast for eyes. And one of the safest place for a female solo traveller helpful locals and everyone speaks Hindi.

Enjoy!

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Shazneen singaporewala

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6 reviewsPosted 11 months ago
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Mesmerising-minimum 3days in Hampi.

When we talk of Hampi as a tourist destination we are taking of several things to do and places to see. The most talked about is the Hampi ruins. Spread over a considerable area.
Depending on your interest you could spend from 1 day to even a week there.
However from a tourists' point of view, I would suggest you give At least 2 while days there.
The second place to visit on the 3rd day is the Hampi island. It does not require more than a day if you can start early.
The 3rd thing to do is to experience the coracle boat ride.
Get in touch with a very dedicated and trust worthy auto driver virupakshu Mobile no 094449932641. He has little problem while conversing but he is very good with directions roads and takes you by foot also to several ruins.
The 1st day he will charge rs 1200. Taking you along all major points marked on the map.
Those include the vittala temple, (there are battery operated cars which are the only means of reaching the temple. Do hire a guide ). Other temples and ruins include virupaksha temple ganesha temple, bada linga temple, varaha temple, the queens Bath, elephant stables, watch tower, lotus Mahal, hazara rama temple, stone sisters, etc to name a few.
Next day there are certain places which need to be reached by foot. Pay him rs 700 and he 'll walk the distance with you. The kings balance, coracle boat ride and some other ruins can be reached on foot.
The river divides Hampi with Hampi island on the other side. It has more of a Goa look. Pay the auto guy rs 900 and he will take you along the old bridge that connects to Hampi island and the cost covers sightseeing like anjani hanuman temple 600 steps, pampasarovar water tank, annegudi which has ranganathaswany temple and Chidambaram temple and a banana leaf local market, durga temple and a lake which is very pretty.
Alternate way of reaching the island is by taking a motor boat for rs 10pp or a coracle ride rs 50pp. On reaching the island there are mopeds and scooty for hire rs 200 and rs 300 respectively. They provide you a map and I don't really need a guide. If you can ride a scooter this is the best way to go. Tripple seat is also unofficially allowed and safe. Petrol is minimum of 2 litres and costs separately. Map and petrol are both arrange by the scooter guys.
There are also autos available that cost rs 1000 for all sightseeing.
If you have to go by auto take your auto guy Mr virupaksha who charges rs 900 to drive you all the way to the island and back plus sightseeing.
Hope this information helps.

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