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India, 360 Degrees at a Time, Part Two

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Here’s the second part of my ongoing series.

Climbing down the hills, on the banks of the Tungabhadra river you find people washing laundry and bathing, and coracles waiting to be used for a trip through the river.

Tungabhadra River

The greatest of the ancient temples in Hampi is the Vitthala Temple:

Vitthala Temple

Set in in lush green scenery you find the Achyutaraya Temple, which you already might have seen, from above, in yesterday’s series:

Achyutaraya Temple

That’s it for today, tomorrow I’ll post more panoramas, both from Hampi and other stops of our trip.

India, 360 Degrees at a Time, Part One

Post Syndicated from Lennart Poettering original http://0pointer.net/blog/photos/india-360-at-a-time-1.html

Yes, I won’t spare you my panorama shots from my recent trip to India. After
arriving in Goa Badami was
our next stop. It’s a very pretty little town in northern Karnataka, and here’s
a panorama shot from the entrance of the town’s famous caves:

Badami

Next step was one of the most amazing places on earth, Hampi in central Karnataka. It
is definitely one of the greatest sights I have ever seen, and I guess I can
say I have seen quite a few in my life. A vast landscape of hills covered in
boulders, lush mango and banana plantations, rice fields, dotted with age-old
temples and impressive ruins. Locals crossing the river in coracles that look
like they belong in a time centuries ago. Women washing colourful laundry in
the river, pilgrims wading across the river in their black clothes. An India
that delivers every bit of that promise it makes to its visitors. The ruins
rival the grand sites in Greece and the landscape sometimes looks like a
Crysis in-game scene.

Taken from one of the hills in Hampi this is the sunset:

Hampi Sunset

And then, the next day at dawn make your way up the hills again and you can get an even greater view on the whole scenery:

Hampi Dawn

That’s it for today, tomorrow I’ll post more panoramas, both from Hampi and other stops of our trip.

Also, if you haven’t seen them yet, don’t miss my panoramas from my India trip the year before.