Hampi day 1 part I : en-route

    departed from Belgaum at 7.30am

    cotton field near Gadag

    Sunflower farm near Gadag

    toll booth near Hampi

    reached Hampi at around 1pm , after about 5 1/2 hours car
    journey from Belgaum

    most reataurants will offer Israeli and Tibetan food in addition to
    local Indian delicacies.

    Thukpa , a Tibetan dish. the first time i had this was in
    Leh , Ladakh ( click here )

    Gopi rooftop restaurant.
    food here is not quite good , and expensive.
    in fact i found that food from other restaurants are not
    that good too in term of taste.
    and because Hampi is a religious place , we can't get
    non-vegetarian food here , except eggs.
    expect Rs200-300 per meal.
    nearest place to get non-veg and cheaper food is in Hospet ,
    about 15km from Hampi.
    often local people will offer non-veg / alcohol ' illegally '
    to tourists with a price.

    our room at Gopi Guesthouse.
    costs us Rs1500 @ RM70 per person per night .
    non-AC , but comfortable enough.

    our guesthouse is located near Virupaksha Temple

    Tunga / Tungabhadra River ( click here )
    walking distance from our guesthouse

    a boy selling Hampi map

    people crossing the river to go to Hanuman Temple
    crossing the river by boat will cost Rs10 one-way

    Hanuman Temple on top of the hill across the river

    local people gambling at the river bank

    Virupaksha Temple ( click here ) , dedicated to Lord Shiva.
    one of the largest temple in Hampi

    A trip to Hampi , Karnataka , India.
    Hampi sits on the banks of the Tunga River

   in the ruins of the ancient city of Vijayanagar ,
   capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.
   Hampi ruins are UNESCO World Heritage site.

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