People of Hampi

People of Hampi : Holy Men

In this blog series titled ‘People of Hampi’, we bring you a candid snapshot of daily life in Hampi. In this post, find out how a chance encounter led to a picture perfect moment.


Photo by  Arjun Bhat

Inspired by Humans of New York, we are launching a new blog series titled ‘People of Hampi’. We want to tell stories of Hampi’s inhabitants using photographs. If you would like to contribute to this blog series, please write to along with your picture and description. We will add a credit to the photographer on every picture.

“After an exhaustive day of sightseeing all over Hampi, we reached Malyavantha Raghunath temple. So far in the day luck wasn’t with me. I hadn’t captured anything good on my camera, and then it happened. This holy man dressed in flowing saffron dhoti, turban & shawl walked past the main entrance smiling at me, and I clicked!”

– Arjun Bhat


Be a part of our Hampi Cultural Tour to truly experience life in a Heritage Village. Listen to folklore from the locals and enjoy a scrumptious home-cooked meal. You also get to witness indigenous art forms and enjoy the stunning landscape on a bullock cart.  Accompanied by an expert guide, this is an experience you do not want to miss!

By Arjun Bhat

Travel Entrepreneur who works on curating immersive local experiences of South India. TEDx Speaker. Yoga & Meditation.