Snapshots from Hampi

Two weeks into my time in India came the real reason I wanted to go visit the country: a reunion with my best friend! She lives in Bombay, where I flew to meet up with her, but we soon hopped on a flight south to go check out the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Then we spent what felt like a million years on trains and met up with two of Shambhavi’s friends to be on our way to Hampi, a village in Karnakata famous for its ruins – those of what was the capital city of the Vijayanagara Empire, between the 14th and 16th centuries. But Hampi is also well loved by travellers for its island, whose main road is tightly packed with hostels and cafés where it feels good to chill for a day or two. Here are a few photos from my time there…

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Hampi IndiaCrossing the river to Hampi island

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Hampi IndiaSakina inside Virupaksha Temple

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Hampi India elephantMy BFF Lakshmi, temple elephant at Virupasha Temple

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Hampi IndiaThe other BFF, Shambhavi, total casual

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Hampi IndiaInside Vittala Temple complex

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Hampi India

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Hampi IndiaSpent nearly 10 minutes sat, staring at this tree. I have a thing for trees and this one is a stunner

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Hampi IndiaVirupasha Temple at sunset

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