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Where every stone has a story to tell

I knew April was not the right time to visit Hampi but that did not dampen our excitement to go to the ruined city.

It was almost a 10 hour journey from Hyderabad to Hospet. It's in Hospet that we get good lodging and food. Hampi is about 15 km from Hospet.

My brother and I were to meet our parents and aunt at Hospet. They were coming from Bangalore.

Airfare for Rs 599 and less!

At 4 in the morning when our bus arrived at a small town and I saw a stone temple and a man meditating nearby, I guessed we were somewhere near Hampi. I was right. We were at Hospet.

Our parents and aunt arrived at 6 am. We checked into a hotel and got ready for a big day ahead.

Text and photograph: Manjunath Karanth
Also read: On top of Kudremukh

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