to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the vijayanagara empire, hampi was preparing for a big festival. a group from the guest house set out to take a look…


in the chaos in front of the entrance i lost sight of everybody and decided to take a look inside myself. i was just in time for a wonderful concert with traditional indian music. sadly it was followed by an official part with awards for politicians, spiritual leaders and the local high society. a lot of them used the opportunity to speak to the people and despite some helpful translation by the people around me i couldn’t warm up for this part.

indian love fireworks and it was used every 5 minutes during the show.


during the 3 days of the festival the temples were illuminated…


when i went back to the boat station, there was a problem with the boat’s motor and no way to find out when the problem would be fixed.

some people decided not to wait and to wade to the other side. some of them went swimming though because of the slippery stones. it was a nice parade of people emerging from the river…


that the skin started to itch once we escaped the smelly water was less funny. but nonetheless an adventures day!

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