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Riding River Baskets in a Thunder Storm

Realizing that I only have one month left in India has left me restless, fuelling my inner adrenaline junky. To my “say yes to everything” travel motto, I’ve added on, “the more extreme, the better.” Anything that will allow me to feel this place acutely before I leave it. 860 more words

Sights of Hampi, India Part 3 - Virupaksha Temple

February 7, 2015

For an introduction to the Hampi complex, see Part 1 of the Sights of Hampi.

The guided walk continues from Acutaraya Temple to Hampi Bazaar and the Virupaksha Temple. 23 more words


Virupaksha Temple - Hampi

Thought to date back to the 7th century and attracting large numbers of Hindu pilgrims, the Virupaksha Temple is likely to be your starting point for any exploration of Hampi. 413 more words


Coolest heritage sites in India - Part 2

You can read Part 1 here


The 9-tiered tower is about 50m high.  Commissioned in the early 16th century, it stands as the only unspoilt structure in the middle of the vast ruins of an ancient city. 240 more words


Hampi : The forgotten city - Part 1

Tucked away in a remote village in the Tungabhadra basin in Central Karnataka’s Bellary district, lies a place that captured my imagination when I first set foot in Bangalore, eight years ago. 2,251 more words


Virupaksha Temple

Virupaksha Temple is located in Hampi, 350km from Bengaluru, in the state of Karnataka.  It is part of the group of monuments at Hampi, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 393 more words


Cycling around Hampi!

Destination: Hampi, Karnataka            Distance: 740km             Number of days: 5               Number of travelers: 2

Hampi had been on my travel wish-list for a while. So what better chance could have I got to visit this scenic temple town, other than to relieve some post exam stress? 1,895 more words