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Hampi

Hampi
I am behind due to lack of Internet but as of now we are staying 5 star all inclusive for our final two nights so I will try to catch up poolside :-)

The views from the train to the hotel were beautiful. Rice green rice patties surrounded by rock formations.
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Hampi is a visual delight, especially due to its stark contrast from most other places. Rocks are all you see whichever direction you look at. Vegetation is visible in the wet months; but again it never dominates the landscape. It is an ideal spot for people who are interested in history and/or nature.

The hotel was great small personal hut like rooms with s swinging bed to relax on attached to each porch.
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After Brunch we took a walk to the river. It was high and the bridge to the other side was flooded. We were going to rent bikes or go to the monkey temple but opted to chill out and try that out the next day. Check out this basket boat filled with kids arriving home from school.
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So we came back and had some beers and dinner in the lounge hut overlooking more beautiful scenery.
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Then we took a walk down through the rice patties to the water to watch the sun set.
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Amazing!

The next morning half of our group wanted to take a private car across the river to see more temples but since you had to check out by 8:30 in the morning with all your stuff and later that day we would be getting on two more final trains we decided to hang back, eat a nice breakfast and lunch and check out the monkey palace and shower. By doing this we had our rooms until 2:30 and after seeing so many temples already we much preferred this.

So after breakfast Thom, Megan, Paige, Melinda and I headed out to the Monkey Temple. We had to cross the water using the basket boat. HA!
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The Hanuman Temple on Anjenaya Hill (involves climbing up 572 steps, is believed to be the birth place of Hanuman) The views are beautiful.
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When we neared the top there was a large group of men from Bangladesh heading up to make offerings. They were hilarious all wanting us to take group pictures with them. Super funny!
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On the way down we saw tons of Monkeys!
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So close to us eek!

So by the time I post this I will have taken two more trains to GOA!
A great beachy resort do nothing place to just chill and relax for a few days before coming home.

Posted by Kelly Rose 04:28

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It would appear you have reached your "Shangrila". Are you sure you want to come back? "Twill be good to have you on American soil once more. God bless. Mom and Dad

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