Oooh !!! Hampi

smoothwanderer

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the next day we had decided too see the sunrise from Matanga Hills. had read a lot about the spectacular views at sun rise and we didn't want to miss it. our guide told us to be ready at 5am as the sunrise was slated to be at 5.20 am. we didn't check it out. we got up at 4.30 am and then waited for the guide to show up. he was late and then we checked the time of sunrise on google and lo it was 6.20 am. we reached the ba eof the hill by 6 am and then started the climb up among boulders and shrubs. it was still dar so we couldn't see where exctly we where. we reached the top and waited fooor the sun.we could see the sun only by 6.40 am only due to clouds.
The matanga hills has its on mythology. its said that Sugreev was living here as he was banished from Kishinda by his brother Bali. he was safe here as Bali couldn't enter the matanga hills for fear of the curse of death on him by sage matanga.
atop the hill there was a small crowd. majority of them were mallus.here are the scenes seen atop the Matunga hill
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smoothwanderer

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It was while coming down that we saw the height that we had climbed in the darkness. i had worn myhalf shoes and not my hiking boots and i slipped on some of the smooth boulders and had to be helped by sanju.
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smoothwanderer

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we then went to see the monolithic bull statue. its also called Yeduru Basavanna. its a large statue of a bull located at the east end of the virupaskha bazaar facing the temple. the simple sculpture has been standing guard for the last 500 years and is one of the rare statue that had not been damaged by the conquering army.it has successfuly withstood the ravages of the weather and time.As per local legend yeduru basavanna was regarded as the guard and protector of ancient Hampi.
we then returned to our hotel at Hospet. we did our morning chores and ased our guide to tae us to a loca hotel to try out local breakfast. he took us to a local hotel and we had masala dosa and some local dish, was tasty and we set out to see the Anjana parbat.
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smoothwanderer

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Anjana paravath or Anjaneyadri parvath is said to be the birthplace of lord hanuman. on the way our guide showed us a large renovated step well.nAnanaparvath is situated in the centre of Anegundi area. we had too clib about 575 steps t reach the top. initialy ther steps ahd roof and we were saved from the scorching sun.but the top was blazing hot.there is a small white washed hanuman temple on top which also has idols of Lord Ram & Sita devi. the mmost interesting thing apart from the views was a floating stone in an aquarium which was similar to the stones used in building the Ramsethu to Srilanka. the view from the top was breath taking, but the sun played spoilsport. we spent nearly an hour here and then got down to where
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our car was parked.
 

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smoothwanderer

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It was 1 pm when we got in the car i asked where to go next when i was surprised as every one wanted to go home. Even my wife was on the other side. i cajoled them to go see other places and then leave for home at night say 9pm & reach home early morning but the boys said that they had to join duty fresh and wouldn't consent. so with a heavy heart decided to head back to Hospet and return home after vacating the room. we dropped our guide enroute and started bac home by 2.30 pm. the route we too was Chtradurga - Hassan - Periyapattana -Gonikoppa - Virajpet - Payangadi. reached home by 1.30 am. The drive was uneventful. Upto Hassan the road were 4 laned superb highway and the icing was that they hadn't finished the toll booths and collection ...... hence was free. did triple digits all throughout. and that comes to the end of my travelogue. I promised myself that i would once again do the Hampi trip during monsoon when the mercury c
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omes down. Thanks for reading and the appreciations.
 
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