We had a 400 kmm odd (7 ½ hour approx) drive ahead of us, as our next destination on our #Kolkata2Kanyakumari was the World Heritage Site of Hampi. The route we had chosen was going to take us through Kurnool.
The drive itself was quite scenic as we drove across the central plateau of India, and over some undulating terrain. The drive was quite uneventful and quite smooth throughout.
A stop for lunch by a road side dhaba and the sighting of a Huge Hanuman statue might have been the high point of the journey, until we came to Hampi. The most impressive sight on the outskirts is the colossal Jindal Steel Works plant, which we drove past for kilometers till we arrived at our Hotel which was right opposite the Steel Plant.
Our Hotel, which might have been one of the more expensive one's on our entire Trip (as booked) was well worth it. Hotel Rock Regency, though a bit away from the main site of Hampi was a very nice Hotel.
At dinner (which of-course started with Beer), I was pleasantly surprised to see all the staff were Bengalis. Which meant the rest of our conversations with the staff was obviously in 'Bangla' which in turn led to us being treated like family.