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Hampi, the city of history and fantasy | Trippy Wheels

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Ī mīnige eṣṭu? (How much for the fish?), we asked the fisherman, as he prepared to leave for the market. Nīvu adannu hēge bayasutri? (How would you like it?), he asked with a warm smile. It was his first sale of the day. The heat had us submerged neck-deep in the Tungabhadra, as the fish was being prepared for its journey to our kitchen we admired the Vijayanagar ruins a few meters ahead. Surrounded by the riparian vegetation we couldn’t feel more closer to nature. 

Hampi, the city of history and fantasy. A place where its folklore immerses travellers from all around the globe with its omnipresent boulders and picturesque ruins of ancient temples and palaces. It took us nearly a year to form a team of enthusiastic travellers to embark on this journey. Encased in the vermilion El Zorro, we left late in the evening to catch the sunrise amidst the glorious boulders of Hampi. After a few slices of bread and a warm cup of tea at the Hospet Junction, we surrendered to the scorching heat and made our way to the still river of Tungabhadra. 

Adu 500 āgiruttade (that’ll be INR/Rs 500), said the fisherman proudly. After a few words exchanged and
a fishing lesson from the man, he suggested we stay a litle longer for the Water Dogs. Puzzled we looked
at each other. Otters, also known as Wild Water Dogs, are lustrous predators of the Tungabhadra river.
They are the largest known otter species in India.
Dazzled by their swift hunting techniques we treated our eyes with action. Before we could slap the record
button the predators had hunted their prey and they disappeared as quickly as they arrived. Content with
our visit we dried ourselves and hit the road. Our souls, curious as ever, sought a camping spot when, lo
and behold there she lay, pleasant as a Sunday morning and calm as the Virupaksha temple, one of the
oldest functioning temples in India, surrounded by sun-baked hills, straight from Sholay, a turquoise lake.
We then set our tents up, ignited the stove and prepared the fish for the feast.

As dusk approached, our bedrolls unfolded and we comforted ourselves with our choice of beverage under
the clear night sky. Netflix projected on the boulders hosted our evening until the stars took over.
Enlightening us with the fortunate moment of pure beauty that we were amidst. Back in the metropolitan
city, we’d either surround ourselves with work or polluted sky but, here there existed nothing between us
and the glistening beauty above.

The golden rays hit our faces through our caravan’s window, we prepared our breakfast cleared the
spot of any human trace and set out yet again. As we traversed through the mystical hills of Hampi, we
had already decided where we’d spend the rest of our day, at Hippie Island. After a quick water down at
Happy treat and a botle of cold drink, we made our way to the island of vivid culture. Surrounded by
stalls that sold gorgeously carved locks, vibrant outfits, handmade jewellery, and mystical crystals, our
attention was stolen by deliciously displayed Danish mufns and Chocolate dumplings complemented by
a caffeinated beverage that had us on our feet planning for an adventure we knew awaited us in the future.

Three extemporaneous days had passed since we fled the bustling city of Bangalore, yet we still missed out
on the mystical temples and glorious ruins. Distracted by the stillness of untouched water bodies and the
secrets withheld between the crevices of the boulders, we took this as a sign for a revisit in 2020. We were
glad we were signing of 2019 with this memorable trip in our caravan – El Zorro.
To Hampi, To All of Us & To our Trippy
Caravans;
Happy Trippin’!

A journey into New Year’s With Trippy Wheels

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This New Year’s, it’s time to bring out your adventure side and explore the wilderness within you. Trippy Wheels is organizing a New Year’s pool trip from Bangalore – Agumbe – Gokarna. Karnataka has the best of two worlds to offer and we want it all to bid adieu to 2018 while we welcome the New Year of 2019. Trippin’ in the woods to tappin’ it out on the beach, we have all the fantasies of a wanderer covered in this 4 days’ New Year trip. Come join us and embark on A Journey into New Year’s with Trippy Wheels.
A Journey into New Year
28th 
Set off on the caravan towards Agumbe together with all the trippers.
Pickup point: NIFT college, HSR Layout.
Pickup time: 21:00.
A Journey into New Year
29th 
Reach Hingaara stay in Agumbe early morning. Freshen up and a day filled with activities awaits you. From exploring the local flora and fauna to relishing Malnad food, Hingaara stay offers it all. Natural jacuzzi waterfalls, trekking spots or just spending time around the 350 years old Heritage house of Hingaara, the day will fly by before we realize. At night we will set up camp with our caravans and tents close to a lake in the wild. We shall dance and sing together under the open skies, exchange stories by the fire while cooking some scrumptious hot food. We will end the day by sleeping in mother nature’s cradle.
A Journey into New Year
30th & 31st
We wake-up and chase the sunrise in the hills of Agumbe, have a cup of garam garam chai and off we go to Gokarna. Roadtrip from Agumbe to Gokarna is picturesque. There is plenty opportunity for a photo shoot along the way with serene beaches and palm grooves as our backdrops. Pose away and give your inner superstar a chance to shine!
A Journey into New YearReaching Gokarna by sunset time, there is no other place like our basecamp to watch the sun go down the majestic Arabian Sea. Our campsite here is on a cliff overlooking the Gokarna beach. Gokarna has many treks, beautiful beaches to visit, temples and an old town which has many little beautiful things to discover. We have nothing planned in Gokarna. Instead, we will discuss among the group and decide what to do for the day.
Before we know it, we will be dancing to the tunes for New Year’s Eve party. Celebrating with bonfire, music, good food, a sound of waves and the moonlight will surely be a party to remember!!
With this, we are close the end of our epic 4 days Caravan trip and we leave to Bangalore after everyone is rested well.
Adult price – 12,499/-
Kids price – 9,999/-
Price includes;
Caravan rental, fuel, driver allowance, stay and food!

The caravanning concept at TrippyWheels

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Won’t you agree on a real holiday being anything away from the familiar?  A real break away from overwhelming itineraries, hotel check-ins and most importantly the almost seemingly inescapable crowds.

Voicing the unheard, there are folks who miss out the joy of traveling simply because of the  uneasiness that accompanies the rigid public transportation. Think what it may be like for the claustrophobics, the autistic, social anxiety .. the list goes on.

Which is why, Trippy Wheels is an answer to the real adventurous, specific and passionate  travellers’ lot in India.

A peek into the caravan interiors

Trippy Wheels has a range of 6-seater vehicles that are re-designed to be caravans equipped for basic living. It comes with a kitchenette that holds all of your basic cooking ingredients and stove with a slidable counter for cooking, a cabinet for basic storage, a cozy napping space for 3, air-conditioned with fans for use while the engine is off!

There are designated areas as an option for safe and secure caravan pit-stops as well as tie-ups with homestays enroute that allow renting of bathing and washing facilities at a minimal cost.

Trippywheels InteriorBeaten eggs and some garam garam chai 🙂
A real-roadtrip experience with Trippy WheelsA real-roadtrip experience with Trippy Wheels

Who’s at the wheel

For the best of the caravanning experience we recommend longer journeys, 5 days or more. And, to make that easier, Trippy Wheels has its own professional driver for hire but will also soon be rolling out the option of renting self-drive caravans for all you driving fanatics out there.

Photo session @Shettihalli Church, enroute SakleshpurPhoto session @Shettihalli Church, enroute Sakleshpur

Keeping it simple with the charges 

Trippy Wheels also believes in providing the best of customer experience. To avoid nitty-gritty hassles, the charges and agreements are all very simple and straightforward. Full-tank caravans are rented out at just Rs. 8000/- per day with a condition to be returned full-tank.

So, it’s pretty simple.

All you’d need is some good company, great music and stocked ingredients to cook up your kind of food and voila! You’re all set!

Try the caravan experience. Your easy access to exploring the unknown. So gear up, chart your own course and experience nature and travel at its best.

Night life in Trippywheels

We’d love to hear your experience and feature them in our travel diaries.

Here’s  to challenging the explorer in you!

Happy Trippin’! ☺