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There is a magic interlaced in every corner of this beautiful town, a verdant opulence that brings backpackers, honeymooners and tourists from all over India and the world. Also known as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha, as it is popularly known is a crisscross of lagoons and waterways, a town set like a well-placed pearl amidst pristine backwaters.
Think of Alleppey and the image of houseboats sails into your mind but this trade center of yesteryear, a gem on Malabar Coast, has a lot more to offer from manmade islands to paddy fields, palm-fringed water bodies to sandy beaches, with a good mix of historic sites.
Backpackers will love the rustic sites and greenery, the lakes and the rural beauty, the natural riches and the flora and fauna that stretch across acres of this laidback town offering a delectable mélange of visuals.
Hampi is a dream carved out of stone, the pride of Vijayanagar Empire, which still stands with all its majesty and grandeur. It is also a great place for backpackers who love their strolls and siestas, exploring a culturally rich and vibrant place, corner by corner and block by block without a care in the world.
The capital of one of the wealthiest kingdoms in South India in the 14th century AD, Hampi is fringed by granite ridges on three sides and by the mighty Tungabhadra on the fourth side. The river also gives the place its lushness and opulence that stands as a stark contrast to the arid landscapes beyond its boundaries.
With monoliths and carvings, paddy fields and stone chariots, Hampi boasts of a diverse architectural and natural blend of beauty, rarely seen in other commercialized tourist destinations.
A weekend at Hampi can certainly give you a conservative, if not extensive, glimpse into the opulence of India’s yesteryear and the patronage to art and architecture that some of its greatest kings offered.
Given that the stony area full of boulders can get quite hot and uncomfortable, the monsoons and then the winter season would be the best time to really enjoy the splendor of this once-grand setting.