Hampi – a quick overview

Hampi has two main areas – Temples side and Hippie Island divided by a river tributary that passes through. There are plenty of stay options on both sides ranging from the Hyatt to simple homestays. All options are clean and well equipped.

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Historic Hampi – Day 1

The empire is long gone, and what stands before today is just a small reflection of the might, grandeur and ultra luxurious lifestyle of the Vijayanagara empire whose commercial capital was Hampi. The landscape instantaneously reminds you of the famous bollywood blockbuster “Sholay” with breathtaking boulders strewn across in an almost selectively haphazard way.

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’20 feet Under’

Before I knew it I had the life jacket on, weights tied around my waist, and cylinders mounted on my back. The face mask was interesting – it covered the entire face except the mouth. He waited patiently in the water till I had gathered the courage to get in. The scary part was that the mask had shut my nostrils tight and every attempt of mine, trying to breathe through my nose left me breathless.

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Monsoon Bike Ride – Beautiful Bhor

The scenes were surrounded by mighty forts of Rajgadh, Torna and Sinhgad. The sahyadris were intimidating to say the least. The mandatory shots at the one tree point were taken before we sped off on the next leg of the journey. The next leg was a beautiful tar road that made the lives of the cyclists easy.

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