The Hidden Treasures of Hampi
For a long time, Hampi lay at the bottom of my list of ‘places to visit’. A small mental note accompanied it: hot and crowded. An image of historical ruins drowning in a deluge of tourists would float before me every time I thought of visiting Hampi. Perhaps, childhood memories of spending summer vacations at temple towns and being jostled around under the scorching sun were still fresh in my mind.
A Hampi Kaleidoscope
It is raining as the factories of Bellary rush past our train window. And as the train pulls into the little shanty town that is Hospet, it is hard to believe that the ruins of an ancient kingdom lie not far away. We drive to the green oasis-like Sloth Bear Resort, situated at the edge of the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, and my sense of confusion increases. It is hard to reconcile what I am seeing with the Hampi I know from books and pictures.
‘Video of Hampi