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Ruins of Hampi

Hampi, Karnataka, India - December 22, 2018
After 5 long weeks of no travelling, we decided to explore Hampi - the capital of Vijayagara empire and one of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of South India. It also happened to be the second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing.

 Despite all it's glory i... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog Despite all it's glory in 15th century, it is currently in ruins after the empire was defeated by Muslim sultanates. This trip should be a good history lesson.

 The whole area has a roc... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog The whole area has a rocky terrain and people believe that every rock in hampi has it's own story to tell.

 Still wondering how all ... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog Still wondering how all these rocks end up in such a formation.

 And all these boulders (... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog And all these boulders (rocks) makes Hampi a perfect place for bouldering - unassisted rock climbing - and attracts tourists from all over the world.

 Carrying the cushions fo... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog Carrying the cushions for the inevitable falls while climbing those big boulders.

 Being the unfit guy, it ... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog Being the unfit guy, it was tough time tackling these huge pieces of rocks.

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 Weirdly all the meals at... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog Weirdly all the meals at restaurants in Hampi take over an hour to serve - giving us the opportunity to converse and click more pictures :)

 The city sits on the ban... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog The city sits on the banks of the Tungabhadra River, giving it a beautiful landscape.

 Coracle boats which are ... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog Coracle boats which are in use at Hampi since the time of the Vijayanagra empire.

 The boat ride was follow... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog The boat ride was followed by a quick trek to the summit of a nearby hill ...

 .... racing against time... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog .... racing against time to capture the beautiful sunset

 The full moon gave us th... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog The full moon gave us the amazing opportunity to click photos at night

 Campsite at night ... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog Campsite at night

 Believe it or not, this ... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog Believe it or not, this picture is clicked at 1AM in the night.

 Slept in tents and woke ... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog Slept in tents and woke and woke up early morning with aching bodies for a sunrise trek ...

 ... to the hill where lo... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog ... to the hill where lord hanuman was born. Mythology much? Wow!

 Waiting early for the su... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog Waiting early for the sunrise ...

 Can it get more serene? ... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog Can it get more serene?

 More mythology: this cav... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog More mythology: this cave is of the Kishkindha's Sughriva and also the place where Lord Ram fought Bali as per the Ramayana

 After the hippie hampi, ... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog After the hippie hampi, presenting to you the famous ruins of Hampi.

 The stone chariot featur... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog The stone chariot features on the 50 rupees denomination of the Indian Currency

 When you have wide angle... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog When you have wide angle DSLR camera ...

 .... every picutre can b... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog .... every picutre can be your desktop's wallpaper

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 The BITS Goan gang at Ha... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog The BITS Goan gang at Hampi: @ArnavVijayakar @Ankit @ShivamGupta @PriyankLodha @GouravGoel, and coincidentally also met a senior @SankalpKulshrestha during the trip.

 Memories shared with @<a... Ruins of Hampi. MemExp Blog Memories shared with @Bharadwaj @Vipin @Shilpa @Reetu @SankalpKulshrestha @ShivamGupta @Anupama @Ankit @GouravGoel @Shubham @PriyankLodha @ArnavVijayakar @JollyGBL and clicked by @Devanshi. Thanks @GetBeyondLimits for the wonderful time.

 
 
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