Friday, 31 May 2013

Pretty Inspired : Beautiful Hampi

We’ve visited so many beautiful places in India, but Hampi has to be one of my favourites, it’s such a peaceful and beautiful place and it’s not too far from Bangalore.  Well, I say it’s not too far, but back in the UK we wouldn’t even consider going this distance for one night, over here however, everything is so far away that you kinda get used to travelling long distances.

The trains in India are great, they’re super cheap are rarely delayed and they pretty much go anywhere.  One of my favourite things to do (and yes, I’m aware of how unsafe this is) is to stand in the train doorway, which is often left wide open, and watch India pass by – it’s beautiful.

The train to Hampi is perfect - you can leave on a Friday night after work, sleep overnight and arrive first thing Saturday morning.  The train back is the same time Sunday evening, giving you two whole days to explore, relax and take in the breathtaking surroundings that consist of boulder-strewn hills with hundreds of ruined temples scattered amongst them.

I think it’s the peacefulness and the stunning landscape that I find so inspiring; I can just switch off from everything and drift away to somewhere tranquil – it puts me in such a creative space!


Carly Tati said...

your making me want to go to india again!!! I haven't been in a couple of years and just love it there. this looks lovely. the photo of the rocks with the flags, and you in the structure with the columns are my favorites.

Elle said...

Your post has really made me want to go back to India. I went to Hampi back in 2004, what an amazing place! Is that the musical temple? I remember there being lots of monkeys there!

Niki Whittle said...

Hi Elle, thanks for commenting it's great to hear from you!
Yes, that's the musical temple...amazing! The monkeys are still there too :)

I went to Hampi for the first time around 2004 too, since then the bazaar has
been demolished and the Mango Tree restaurant has had to move. It's really sad,
but the government are trying to conserve the history and take it back to how
it used to be.

Niki Whittle said...

Aw thanks, that's made my week! It's so good to have you as a follower Elle! x