My trip to Goa so by train. Have decided consciously for the sleeper class in the under price segment. 350km to my layover in Hospete/Hampi for 3,40€. This was definitely worth the experience. ;) It was thanks to the many impressions, smells and cockroaches but then a sleepless night in the sleeper for me. ;) On the train I got to know Bif, she told me her really name, but it was so difficult for me, a student from Bangalore, who was also like me on the road to Hampi with her father, however, by two days in Virupaksha temple to pray. We shared a threesome Eletro rickshaw to Hampi. My driver brought me to once an acceptable accommodation for the night and a offer edge me a tour to some temples. Bleary-eyed, we started together with camera at the ready a marathon tour to different temples. What a wonderful landscape. Huge rocks dominate the landscape. In between hundreds of temples. Virupaksha, Vitthala with Garuda shrine in the Vijayanagara style. Although everything besieged by tourists from around the world, but since the season is already over, you could visit many plants almost alone. Impressive centuries old architecture. The sunset over the enchanted valley I could then enjoy at a high-level temple. To see to the river during the day, it was unfortunately too late
On next day the second part of the train experience began in the morning from Hospete to Vasco da Gama on Goa. Now I travelled via AC2, more comfortable with Aircondition. After 3h sleep in Hampi I enjoyed the Beds in train.
At any stop of nowhere I woke up and got Idilis for breakfast, as well as a hot tea. Here I learned from other passengers that we will soon go through a nature reserve, where the train has to go extra slow so that you can watch monkeys, and comes at a Waser case over. The reserve proved jungle. Ancient trees colonized by vines and monkeys, fascinating nature. With one hour delay I arrived at Vasco da Gama, where I was expected already at the station. Together with Pawas and his taxi driver Conny we went to North Goa. Now I am already for nearly a week in Goa. These do not have much to say, fantastic beach, cry sunsets, great food and thanks Katya an inexpensive, beautiful accommodation.
One week beach is enough now, so I plan, as it goes on, Mumbai, Delhi, book the flight to Katmandu etc. More soon.