India has so many historic gems. Some are off the beaten track, some are infamous (Taj Mahal needs to introduction), and some are a little harder to get to, but well worth the journey. During out India Beats tour in December, we are going to take the crew to visit the magnificent temples of Hampi.
There is no denying the Beats crew love to party, but we also appreciate beauty and culture. Hampi caters to history nerds, architecture buffs, yogis, appreciators of beauty, the list is endless. During India Beats, the trip to Hampi will be a time to chill after epic adventures in Goa during VHI Supersonic Festival and New Years.
Hampi is a village located in the northern part of Karnataka. During its prime this was one of the largest and richest cities in the world, boasting a huge army and booming population.
The village has a relaxed vibe, brought on only by the pure beauty in the surrounding areas. Boulders are perched precariously on rolling terrain, their dusty colours offset by banana plantations, palm groves and paddy plantations. You can explore markets and experience the way the locals live all while in the shadows of the magnificent Virupaksha Temple.
The historic temples are the biggest attraction in this village and they have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the spot where you will be captivated by architecture, history and serenity. Some of the temples are still active places of worship for the local Hindu community. It is here, overlooking this vast array of temples, that you will witness the most stunning sunset of your life. It will take you to a very relaxed zone, something which will be very much needed at this point during India Beats, but hopefully it will be something that will remain with you for the rest of your life.
Fun fact, Hampi is also home to the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary. If that doesn’t sell you then you are just a lost cause!