“Hampi”, as soon as I heard this name, courtesy a trip planned by my friends back home, I googled it up to realize it’s about some old historical ruins and architecture. So, initially, I was a bit skeptical if I would enjoy being at a place like Hampi, as I am someone who does not have the eye to appreciate architecture much. But, nevertheless, I did want to visit this place and see how different it was from the rest of the historical places I have already been to in the past. And thankfully I was pleasantly surprised. So let me take you back to the pages of history enclosed in my beautiful diary of exploring this scenic destination of Hampi. To start off with the planning, my friend had done the hotel bookings using Tripadvisor.com, and after checking a number of options like bus from Hyderabad to Hospet bus stop (which is the nearest city to Hampi at a distance of 13 KM) or trains for the same route, we decided to add an exciting angle, a fun-filled road trip! My photographer friend’s car was what took us to the ruins of Hampi.
This is where we felt like we were passing through the road not taken, while blindly following the Google maps and some roughly scribbled notes brought by another friend ( thanks to the advice from someone who had already completed a successful road trip to Hampi). So the road from Hyderabad takes us on to National highway 44, making our way through Mahbubnagar, the narrow paths of Raichur, curvy lanes of Gangavathi leading us right to our destination Manju Guesthouse.