Friday, October 26, 2012

Cliff Jumping in Hampi?

Whenever the word Hampi is uttered I travel back to my trip to Hampi and the ruins of the Vijayanagara Kingdom appear before my eyes.


The impressive VijayaVitthala temple complex with its numerous halls for various functions like marriage, 


religious rituals and the massive kitchen therein. The carvings on those walls, pillars and ceilings are awe 


inspiring.
Reference Wikipedia The name is derived from Pampa, which is the old name of the Tungabhadra River on whose banks the city is built. . The name "Hampi" is an anglicized version of the Kannada Hampe (derived from Pampa). Over the years, it has also been referred to as Vijayanagara and Virupakshapura (from Virupaksha, the patron deity of the Vijayanagara rulers).
Be as it may, after witnessing the Alive is awesome ad of Cinthol soaps, where they talk about adventure bathing, I started doing some earnest research on the topic with special reference to Hampi as I plan to visit there again next month. And voila! I discovered that I could possibly indulge in Cliff jumping into the chilly waters of the lake. What I intend to do is do a minimum of 2 jumps. The first one to acclimatize and then soap myself with the aromatic Cinthol soap and jump in again and rid of the soap by the time I surface!
It will be something like the Deep Cave Bath in the Cinthol video.


Sure sounds awesome! Do try it too and let us know what you felt about it!

41 comments:

  1. You get to have so much fun.. I'm very very envious Deepak. Have fun.

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  2. Wow, what an awesome place to visit :)
    You have even provided the background information of the place.
    Thanks for sharing this info and hoping to visit this place someday :)

    Regards

    Jay
    http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank you Jay. Sure is a must visit!

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  3. lovely pics..Fun to learn about hampi..

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  4. Wish you best of luck. Jumping of cliffs is quite an awesome experience, especially the first jump.

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  5. A complete trip down the memory lane for me! Thank you for sharing this post. A couple of years ago I was fortunate to visit Hampi as a part of my photography tour. Lovely memories and gorgeous architecture!

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  6. Wow...that dip looks really refreshing, but diving from that height looks quite dangerous! Hampi is now in my wishlist!!:))
    Thanks for sharing...

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  7. I was planning a trip to Hampi next weekend !!!!!!!!

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    1. Oh wow! Have fun and do go for cliff jumping!!

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    2. Sure sounds awesome. Will give it a try .

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  8. I can never try that but sounds fun. :)

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  9. Have heard so much about this place...will make a trip whenever am in this part of India!

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  10. Nice images. Good write up. Its been sometime since I last went to Hampi. Please don't pollute the waters with the cinthol soap. :)

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  11. Hampi captured beautifully! Thanks.

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  12. Beautiful place, would love to visit sometime...and sounds like so much Fun!

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  13. Nice shots. Have fun.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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  14. Enjoyed it. Hampi has been evading me. Incidentally I could make up to Sion Fort and sighted some love birds.

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  15. What beautiful shots of this impressive place.

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  16. Good photos. Nice post.

    A word of caution here for anyone planning to go to Hampi. Cliff-jumping or swimming in the Tungabhadra at Hampi is officially not allowed. Crocodiles in water. Better be safe than sorry.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8985897@N06/6927257839/

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