A Road Trip to Hampi

I am neck-deep in work.

There is a lot happening around.

Who has the time for Yoga? I am sleeping so late.

Well, I am right in the middle of a tight season.

When my friend, GK proposed if we would be willing to take a road trip to Hampi, all these thoughts took a back seat. VT took time to decide but in my mind, I had already packed my bags. Then just a day before, a colleague mentioned that there is never a perfect time to get away from the craziness we deal with every other day. And she was absolutely right. I knew, it’s now or never.

Hampi has been on my bucket list for quite some time and I did not want to miss the opportunity. In the little time we could manage, things were packed and the maps pulled up right.

Road Trip to Hampi

Road Trip to Hampi

We left on a working day and were lucky to beat traffic. Getting to watch the Sun rise while on the way was my most favorite part of the journey.

More tales will Hampi will come soon but for now, soak in the picturesque route and the great drive.

A rising Sun

A rising Sun

The mountains enroute..

The mountains enroute..

The beautiful trees with red leaves

The beautiful trees with red leaves


There will be a series on Hampi. Come back again to read more on places to visit and till then, Happy travelling!

 

41 Responses

  1. Shanx says:

    haha! And, here I am sure you made everyone wait by closing in the post so early 😀 (makes a note to himself. Go to hampi and do the same 😀 :D)

  2. Loved your pictures. We have been wanting to drive to Hampi ourselves for such a long time now. Maybe this year.,

  3. Kavita says:

    Great pics 🙂

  4. Nice post.. waiting for next parts..

  5. Indrani says:

    Great pics from road trip.

  6. Yogi Saraswat says:

    Great Journey !!

  7. Aseem says:

    Those are some really beautiful shots :).

  8. Suzy says:

    Your pictures look like paintings – beautiful.
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  9. Beloo Mehra says:

    What great shots, Parul. Look forward to more of Hampi on your blog. By the way, my next trip to Karnataka is all about Chalukya and Vijayanagara trail. Hampi, Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal and who knows where else! Well, it is not really planned as such, but it is in my mind for sure 🙂
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  10. Finding time in hectic daily life is a task indeed.. but we need these times for fulfilling our bucket lists and devoting time for ourselves alone… 🙂 beautiful pics!!!!
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  11. Shilpa Garg says:

    Oh yes, Now is the time!! Must not wait for perfect timings! Hope you had a nice trip!

  12. Mabel Kwong says:

    Agree with your colleague. There is never a perfect time to do anything and get away from this crazy world. To get away from it, sometimes we really just have to pull away and walk the other direction. Wonderful shots of Hampi so far. Very scenic and I really like the one of the sun rising.

    Happy traveling and sounds like you are enjoying yourselves so far 🙂

  13. Rajendra says:

    Should be on everyone’s bucket list, methinks. I was lucky to work in Harihar, and visited Hampi a few times-each visit was memorable.

  14. Bellybytes says:

    How lucky! This has been on my bucket list too. At least this way I get to see what I am missing. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Esha says:

    Wow! That’s interesting! I am looking forward to your series on Hampi! Did a road trip almost a year back with family and loved it, despite the soaring mercury levels! A must-visit, this place!

  16. Vidya Sury says:

    Hey Parul! I had settled down to a nice long travelogue! 🙂 Sigh. Hampi is on my list too!
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