Travel Blogs from Hampi, India

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Good vibes and big rocks, Hampi, India travel blog

Good vibes and big rocks

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... She Said: Hampi is a traveler's oasis and is a "must see" for anyone spending a few weeks traveling around India. The scenery is spectacular, with giant granite boulders everywhere, a peaceful river running through rice paddies, and magnificent stone ...

Humble Hampi, Hampi, India travel blog

Humble Hampi

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... from the branches. This was very spooky but we believe it is because the tree is worshipped and sacred. Hampi is a difficult destination to reach for those just visiting India for a couple of week’s holiday. There is no airport and is a 12 hour bus ...

Flintstones, Hampi, India travel blog

Flintstones

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... complex and that was it. Tomorrow we're back to Goa but we'll stay in Panaji and perhaps trys to find a quieter beach. Hampi is an incredible place. Fantastic scenery and temples. Very laid back and for all the tourists we saw on the train, we ...

Hangin' out in Hampi, Hampi, India travel blog

Hangin' out in Hampi

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... Shanti guesthouse which was run by a mad pann-chewing waiter who would parrot back your order to you in a slightly unhinged screech. Hampi itself was quite traveller-y but we could see why. The landscape looked like it came from a Star Trek movie with ...

Holy Hampi, another Hindu Holiday!!!, Hampi, India travel blog

Holy Hampi, another Hindu Holiday!!!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Alcohol is prohibited in the little village of Hampi in Karnataka state.  Makes you ask "why come here?"   But the word on the backpacker trail is Hampi is unmissable (and alcohol is availabe just across the river).  So now that ...

Rocky, Bumpy Hampi!!!!, Hampi, India travel blog

Rocky, Bumpy Hampi!!!!

A travel blog entry by bgleixner

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... and horrors beggaring description. Although in ruins today, this capital city once boasted riches known far beyond the shores of India. The ruins of Hampi of the 14th Century lies scattered in about 26 sq. km area, amidst giant boulders and vegetation. ...

Hampi part 2,  Hampi Magic, Hampi, Karnataka, India travel blog

Hampi part 2, Hampi Magic

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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With Rocinante all tightened up and ready to go whenever I choose, I set off to explore Hampi. Breakfast at the Mango Tree restaurant was lovely, overlooking the river, and eating my usual fruit and curd, though this time with muesli, European style. ...

Hampi part 4, temples and coracles, Hampi, India travel blog

Hampi part 4, temples and coracles

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... his girlfriend looked mighty familiar, "Victor!! Victor!!" I called out, and sure enough, the Ukranians had arrived at last in Hampi. Though I did not see Victor again in Hampi, I did run into Sasha,and the other one with the unpronounceable name, ...

A ruined civilaztion, Hampi, India travel blog

A ruined civilaztion

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... carvings were and which Kings and queens frequented these places. One incredibly cool place is the Vitalla temple, northeast of the Hampi bazaar center. This temple was used to play music which allegedly could be heard from 1 kilometer away. Eacj ...

Hampi part 3, caves and musical stones, Hampi, India travel blog

Hampi part 3, caves and musical stones

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... sometimes beautiful. Exiting that cave, I proceeded up and then down the secret staircase to find another post-and lintel shrine overlooking Hampi, and in full view of the Hanuman temple, some 2 kilometers distant. Quite a view. At some places I looked ...

HAMPI, HAMPI, India travel blog

HAMPI

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... is gone this is one day that will remain with me for the rest of my life. Oh, I almost forgot. I had the freakiest experience in Hampi which I really must tell you about. Ben and I had been on a bike ride, which is a challenge in its self since I ...

Hampi part 1, Hampi, India travel blog

Hampi part 1

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... it is who you have. . This is one of my own. Enough perigrinating, and on to the show. . . The first day in Hampi I basically spent having a lazy morning drinking coffee and reading the Vijay times, then I set to work on Rocinante in the heat of ...

A very special Christmas at the Hindu temple, Hampi, India travel blog

A very special Christmas at the Hindu temple

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... States. After Hampi was mostly party, so don't expect any amazing photography in my next blog entry.   Now back to Hampi. It is a small town surrounded by rocky hills and archeological sites, which we almost covered in a two day sight seeing ...

Vijayanagar, the City of Victory, Hampi, India travel blog

Vijayanagar, the City of Victory

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... different ways. In the end, Vijayanagar, which means "City of Victory" experienced defeat, and the capital sits abandoned as testimony to Southern India's rich history. From here, I will begin exploring India's south, so this was a good place to ...

Hampi part 6, Kiran and the plantation, Hampi, India travel blog

Hampi part 6, Kiran and the plantation

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... of them. . Well, sorry, enough analysis for now, back to Kiran, and his Plantation. Kiran is an active member of the Hampi Colony Association, actually I believe he is the treasurer. . He is a healthy and slightly westernized man of 26 years old, with ...

Hampi part 5, Hanuman, the monkey king., Hampi, Karnataka, India travel blog

Hampi part 5, Hanuman, the monkey king.

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... haha. .. I slept like a log all night with indian pop songs and horns blaring all night. Just slept like a baby. . . Sorry, not much about Hampi in this entry, but there is still much to tell, so stay tuned. . . Oh, and P.S. LIVE NOW! Do not ...

The long road to Hampi:  part 2, Hampi, Karnataka, India travel blog

The long road to Hampi: part 2

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... . There's nothing after a hard day's ride than an ice-cold weak Indian beer. Except two. This was one detail about Hampi I had overlooked, I guess. I ordered coke and pani, and talked a bit with a couple of westerners whose english was also marginal, ...

Hampi - boulders, ruins and friendly children, Hampi, India travel blog

Hampi - boulders, ruins and friendly children

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... so went to have a look, we got to someone's little house and the family was herding lots of tiny lambs in for the night. Even the children were helping out. Tomorrow we are going to volunteer at the Hampi Children's Centre which we are very excited ...

Hampi Happy New Year 2009!, Hampi, India travel blog

Hampi Happy New Year 2009!

A travel blog entry by tavini

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This place has a calming, magical quality about it. Hampi is a modern tourist oriented village situated amongst the ruins of what once used to be one of the largest cities in the world. Vijayanagar was from about the 1340's to 1565 the fabulously ...

Rocky Ruins, Hampi, India travel blog

Rocky Ruins

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... are very found of and believe the SA public sector could adopt to great success!). Food wasn't too fantastic in Hampi (compared to the rest of India). Most places seemed to think tourists want to eat western food (which is often Indianised into strange ...

Hampi - children's trust and new moon celebration, Hampi, India travel blog

Hampi - children's trust and new moon celebration

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... back to our guest house for a well needed rest. Later in the evening we proceeded to the local temple round the back of the Hampi Bazaar where we were staying. As we walked through the tall archway gate, we were greeted by a huge elephant to our right ...

Hampi - more schooling and a great indian bake off, Hampi, India travel blog

Hampi - more schooling and a great indian bake off

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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We went back to the children's centre in the morning as we had such fun yesterday. The kids were pleased to see us, especially little Anita and her friend. We did some drawing on the chalk board and some reading. We then went for breakfast at the chill ...

More Temples, Hampi, India travel blog

More Temples

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... only run a couple of times a week, so, unlike your average tourist, we have managed to see all of the temples !!! As far as Hampi is concerned, it really is an impressive sight. There are no polished sets of tits here, unusual, but if you can handle a ...

Panjim - Hampi, the sweaty 11 hour bus journey!, Hampi, India travel blog

Panjim - Hampi, the sweaty 11 hour bus journey!

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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We made our way with Matthew to the local bus station to find the local bus going to Hampi, being pleasantly surprised that we were pretty much guided right to the bus by locals. Once the bus set off we asked the bus driver what time we would arrive in ...

The long road to Hampi: Part 1, Hampi, Karnataka, India travel blog

The long road to Hampi: Part 1

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... used to it now, a week later and holed up in Mysore, but I was a little less used to it then. . About halfway to Hampi, Rocinante suddenly lost power and stopped running. Of course, switching to the reserve tank on the fly is old hat, so there it ...

Mysore and Hampi, Hampi, India travel blog

Mysore and Hampi

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... by a striking boulder covered, ruin pocked landscape.....sounds pretty good huh??!! Unfortunately the tourist dollar reigns supreme in Hampi... on the public bus from hospet, mark was having a little eyebrow raising/funny face competition with a young ...

Temple-mental, Hampi, India travel blog

Temple-mental

A travel blog entry by bush-trotters

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... before and after photographs (some rubble has been cleared away, but the most striking difference was the introduction of colour photography!) Hampi itself is a 'no-frills' travellers town, and, as it is a holy site, meat and alcohol are illegal. It ...

Pebbles and Thorns, Hampi, India travel blog

Pebbles and Thorns

A travel blog entry by rebn

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... its wings a flurry of madness. Half humming bird, half harrier jet...I once again appreciate the abundance of bird-watching that India has to offer. (I never really looked at birds except the pets I had) January 6th, 2005 I reach the Vipassana ...

Bricks and Blocks, Hampi, India travel blog

Bricks and Blocks

A travel blog entry by rebn

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... just felt pretty damn good to be back on some rock. Aside from the bouldering, the other favorite pastime for foreign visitors to Hampi is smoking Hash. I've had many different views on smoking throughout my life, and at this point in the game I've found ...

Getting Blessed by an Elephant, Hampi, India travel blog

Getting Blessed by an Elephant

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... Goa on public transport and getting stuck in a random town overnight, we took a train and a rickshaw and finally made it to Hampi just before sundown   Elections were on so beer sales were off.....   We managed to bump into a lonely ...

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