A Trip to Hampi-The Journey

 

“It’s the journey, not the destination that counts”

So, during my training in a CA firm, I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to various places for work, places where I am pretty sure I wouldn’t have visited if not for my job. One of those places was the historic place, a UNESCO World Heritage site: Hampi

We were in Siruguppa, a village in Karnataka and everyone said a visit to Hampi was a must. So we left on a Sunday in Company’s provided Bolero at around 7 am to begin our journey through the most beautiful countryside.

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Sunrise!
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In the fields with these lovelies!!

The sunrise, an open land of crops everywhere, the water and people getting up and ready to start their day in the fields. I was blown over already.

We decided to go to a temple nearby which was very popular among the villagers and took a few pictures there. The best part of visiting temples on Sundays is there is absolutely no rush and you can pray in peace.

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Just Us!

 

One of the many things I learned from this trip is that Villages in Karnataka have excellent water flow everywhere. And I love water-anything (Cancerian-Its in the sign itself)

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That flow though
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One of the many faces of Tungabhadra River!

And then there was this heavenly, gorgeous beauty!!! *in love*

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Pictures do no justice to this place. Regret not going to the end of it 😦
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Still, clear water. Boys there were actually filling their bottles with it!

I still can’t believe I have been there just a year ago. This was by far the best journey I experienced, better than the destination (which will be coming in the next post).

PS-Pictures were taken by my phone (Moto G Gen 1) hence the quality is not exactly great. When I go to this place again I will make sure to take a good camera.

–Divya