/ Hampi - end January/ early Feb
I am going to be in India for work and I might be able to squeeze in a short trip to Hampi.
lucky you thats the time of year i was there, its gonna be pretty hot
Is it a popular time of year for climbers? You can hire a bouldering mat, right?
Any idea what the quickest way to get from Dehli to Hampi is?
Fly to Goa and overnight bus to Hampi?
I would fly to goa if you can afford it.. it'll take you a few days by train, then get either a sleeper bus to hospet/hampi from there or the train in the day from margao, i had a seat booked before but as i discovered later in India it's pretty easy to turn up at the station, buy a general class ticket for 40-80Rs or something and then get into sleeper class ..or 3 tier ac, maybe even 2 tier ac, and then find a spot, as it's daytime not many will be using the bunks and you can squish about 6 people onto each bench, then when the conductor comes along just pay for an upgrade to the appropriate class. A lot of people online seem to think that you're bribing the conductor but there's a legitimate upgrade system in place, sometimes they'll tell you to move because they know where there's a free bunk.
Also definitely stay in the goan corner or manju's next door.
And take tape and climb-on for your fingers ;)
I wont have much time, so a train from Delhi is not the best idea I think!
Thanks for all the pointers, guys - appreciated.
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