Visiting Hampi was on our agenda for a very long time. I was told that due to mining activity, the ruins were getting ruined (what a pity!) and we shouldn’t delay. Because the mining activity is suspended, the roads are relatively free(of trucks); have heard horror stories when a truck breaks down on a 2 lane highway. Also, Oct – Jan is probably the best time to visit northern part of Karnataka.
Had our breakfast at Royal Orchid, Hospet and set out to see Hampi. Hampi is about 20 mins drive from where we stayed. We hired a guide to show us around.
It was quite hot and we covered only the main places. With kids it is even more tiring. Heat was also unbearable, blame it on global warming! We planned to do Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal the next day and so we needed ample rest.
We had a late lunch at the Mango Tree restaurant and returned to our hotel Royal Orchid in Hospet. My 8-year-old was so excited to see the below towel doggy on the bed. Kids are so happy with small, simple things in life!
You can see pictures of the entire trip here.
Next Stop – Aihole