It is worth it to wake up early when visiting Hampi in Central India and make your way down to the Tungabhadra River. Some time between 7:30 and 8:30 you will catch the morning ritual of washing Lakshmi, the temple elephant.
We found out about it from a young boy selling chai (sweet tea) at sunset. He told us to come to the bath tomorrow. He sells post cards in the morning. I asked him what he does a better business at and he said both are good. I can see why he does a good business, he is very charming.
We set our alarms for 7:00 and make our way down to the water. Many local people are out having their baths, but no elephant yet. But we come across a school group visiting Hampi from Gadag. They are here for the festival Hampi’s 500th anniversary and are excited to speak with us. We walk with them back to the main bazaar where Dave chats with the teacher and I talk with the girls as they ask my my name, my fathers name, my mothers name and try to teach me a few Hindi phrases.
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