Hampi is the former capital of the Vijaynagar Empire. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to its temples, monolithic sculptures and monuments. A visit to Hampi was always on my bucket list which was finally fulfilled in 2019.
Another trip planned with my girls gang was definitely going to be a adventure. The hills of Hampi are known to offer one of the best views of Sunrises and Sunsets. How could we have missed it? On the second day of our trip, we were all geared up at 5 in the morning and drove up to the Anjanadri Hills on our rented bikes. After a short hike of 30 minutes, I witnessed the most mesmerizing sunrises of my life. By the time we descended, we were exhausted and starving.
There we noticed a small roadside vendor selling steaming hot Idlis (type of savoury rice cake popular as breakfast foods in Southern India). It was the beginning of our feast. Before we could understand whats happening, we had already gobbled down 56 Idlis (by 8 of us). After indulging in this scrumptious breakfast, we thought that we had had enough for the day.
An hour later, after crossing over the Tungabhadra river back to the Hampi mainland, we could not abstain from stopping by another roadside stall serving delicious Dosas (thin pancake or crepe made from a fermented batter predominantly consisting of lentils and rice) and Appe (round fritters made of lentils and rice). We instantly pounced on the dosas and within 10 minutes, had guzzled down 14 Dosas and 4 plates of Appe.
It was truly unbelievable the way just 8 of us ingested this South Indian Food Fiesta and savored the taste for the next few days. The next time you visit Hampi, don’t forget to devour on this roadside food outlets and enjoy some toothsome and yummy delicacies at really cheap rates.
Detailed guide of all the places to visit in Hampi in my blog – Places to Visit in Hampi.