Free air, free water,
free sky, free land
If you are looking for a
spot to unpack your tent, you are in just the right place
- Hampi. The vast free land, the flowing river Tungabhadra
and the picturesque hills around Hampi tempt any backpacker
to unpack. If you intend to camp in Hampi, make sure you bring
your own equipment with you. There are no equipment renting
facilities available in Hampi. However, you will find that
there are all the necessary accessories available if you know
how to make a tent of your own. Things like rope, tarpaulin,
bamboo poles, etc. will be available in agricultural village.
Hampi, like all other places
in this part of India, has a tropical weather. The summers
have hot, dry and dusty mornings with peak temperatures touching
450C while the evenings are not so bad. The winter days are
cold but the temperatures are still around 32-360C. In rainy
seasons, when it rains, it rains continually for several days,
sometimes weeks. This is the season to be avoided for any
backpacking adventure since the weather might get really mean
leading to a very bad experience.
An experienced backpacker
always knows how to find a right spot for a halt. In Hampi,
there is no one particular area marked by the authorities
for camping and you can camp anywhere you want, provided you
do not hinder others. However, we would like to highlight
a few points for backpackers coming to Hampi.
- Choose a platform which
is flat and comfortable.
- Choose area which is
convenient if you have to reach someone in case of emergencies
(police, hospital, etc) or learn how far they are from where
- Avoid camping in the
designated heritage site areas, respect them.
- Beware of wild animals
and reptiles; this part of world generally has some poisonous
snakes including cobras.
- Carry a lot of water
with you as the weather could be de-hydrating.
- Carry proper sun guard
creams and apply them to prevent yourself from sunburns.
- The hills around Hampi
etc.) form wonderful scenery during sunrises and sunsets.
Try camping on top of these hills for a view of the lifetime.
- While packing again,
please ensure that you do not leave anything behind. Dispose
all rubbish at proper place.