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Sunrise from Matunga Hill

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“If dreams were made of stone , it would be hampi” – One can completely relate to it, moment they get into the vicinity of the place. Hampi - has some amazing and stupendous architecture captured in stone from the Vijayanagara period. Matunga hill is a prominent hike where one can enjoy the sunrise or sunset. Since a relatively a larger crowd trickle in to bid goodbye to the sun rather than to witness the sunrise, I decided to hike up at dawn. There are a couple of paths leading to the topmost point, where the Veerabhadra Temple is located. It is better to carry a torch irrespective of if you are planning for the sun rise or the sun set as the place is not well lit. After taking up the stepped ramp from the west , reached the top just prior to sun raise. There were only a very few folks around, but was really surprised to see a small shop selling garam garam tea and noodles, at that place and time :)


As it was quiet misty, was not much hoping for the sun to come out much. Just as i was enjoying the watery tea, the sun decided to give a peek out. It was quiet dramatic, with the Achyuta raya temple at the foothills , the dense forest and the sun peaking thru the misty morning afar. Did my best to capture it, though I knew I was not able to complete justice.

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Taken on September 11, 2011