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Hampi

About: Hampi

Hampi is famous as the magnificent city of ruins. It is a city in Indian state Karnataka and located besides the Tungbhadra River. It is 352 km from Bangalore. Hampi Tour are a great insight into the history and tourist attractions in Hampi indicate the artistic excellence and power of the then rulers of Hampi. Hampi was the capital of renowned kingdom of Vijaynagar Empire of 14th century to 16th century. Hampi is regarded as most wonderful in ruins of India and is in the list of world heritage center. Major tourist spots in Hampi can be divided into two broad areas: the Hampi Bazaar Part and the Royal center near Kamalapuram. There are numbers of tourist attractions in Hampi. The main tourist attraction in Hampi is the sites of ruins, which you can explore. Existing structures tell stories about the glorious past of Vijayanagar Empire. One activity you can perform during Hampi Tour is climbing the Matangi Hills. On the Hampi Tour you can visit many temples belonging to tha

Getting There

The city of ruins, Hampi was earlier the historic capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. People from all over the world visit this UNESCO world heritage site to have a look at the glorious past of the royal era. Hampi is well-connected to different places of the country and the world via road, rail and air. All these options make it easy for a tourist to reach Hampi. The gateway town to Hampi is Hospet which is located around 13 kms from the Hampi ruins. Here is more on how can you reach Hampi.

By Train

There is no railway station in Hampi. Hospet which is 13 kms from Hampi is the nearest rail head. Different cities of the country are connected to this rail head which makes it easy to reach Hampi. 10 daily trains and 5 special trains run to the station from different places of the country. After reaching the Hospet railway station, travelers can take a taxi or bus to reach Hampi.

By Road

There is no railway station in Hampi. Hospet which is 13 kms from Hampi is the nearest rail head. Different cities of the country are connected to this rail head which makes it easy to reach Hampi. 10 daily trains and 5 special trains run to the station from different places of the country. After reaching the Hospet railway station, travelers can take a taxi or bus to reach Hampi. Hampi is well-connected to Bangalore and other major cities of Karnataka via roadways. KSRTC buses operate on regular basis from Hospet to Hampi. To get Hampi by road, there are many options which the tourists can choose from. These include buses, taxis or car-rental. All the options offer a great option to reach the destination in a comfortable way.

By Air

The nearest air link to Hampi is the Belgaum airport which is located at a distance of 270 km. Bangalore airport, on the other hand is 300 kms from Hampi. Direct flights to the airports operate from major cities of the country like Delhi and Mumbai. After reaching the airport, travelers can take a bus or taxi to reach Hampi.

Visit And Do

Hampi is a little rugged-canvas festooned with historical structures that reflect ancient charm, grandiose and precision. These iconic remnants of Vijaynagara Empire have its history dating back to 14th century. Hampi’s Stone Chariot has inspired many, even one of India’s award-winning luxury trains, The Golden Chariot. The Musical Pillars add more details and pattern to its panorama. The Hampi Group of Monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most googled historical place of Karnataka. Inscribed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, the Group pf Munuments at Hampi are at once forlorn yet majestic. The sprawling structures which once were part of mighty Vijaynagara Empire now lay in ruin in a magical landscape shaped by millennia of volcanic activity. The landscape dotted with big boulders, rock formations and hills is dotted with random patches of paddy fields or banana plantations. In all the overall view is surreal and strikingly unforeseen. Lying on the banks of Tughbhad

Visit Time

Hampi is a precious and popular possession of Karnataka. Best time to visit Hampi is from August to March. The weather during this time stays pleasant and makes it easy for the travelers to explore Hampi. WHERE TO VISIT IN HAMPI & WHEN Hampi in summer - From April till July Hampi has hot summers, the temperature during this time reaches up to 37 degrees Celsius, lowest being 27 degrees Celsius. It is recommended to avoid May and June, when you are planning to visit Hampi in summers. Hampi in Monsoon - From July till September Hampi receives low to average rainfall in the monsoon season. This is a good time to visit Hampi’s monuments. The showers make the village come to life; and the weather makes it easy for the travelers to have a great trip. Temperature in monsoon ranges between 25 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius. Hampi in winter - From October till March This is the best time to visit Hampi As soon as October starts, temperature starts to drop; with the

Accommodation

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1. Heritage Resort Hampi 2. Clarks Inn Hampi 3. Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari Kamalapur 4. Hampi's Boulders 5. Kishkinda Heritage Resort

Food

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Most of the Hampi’s eateries are concentrated around the Hampi Bazaar . Typical south Indian vegetarian food is the order of the town. That includes Idli & Dosa for the breakfast and the Tali meals for lunch. It’s not very difficult to spot eating joints sell western themes like pancake & likes. A large number of guesthouses in Hampi is attached with some type of restaurants. If you walk towards Virupaksha Temple from Hampi bus stand (less than 200 meters), on either side you would find the restaurants. Some of the known names are Bhavani Hotel, Sri Venkatashawara Restaurant, Hotel Tourist…and many more. Then for the less hectic ones take a walk from the Virupaksha Temple towards the Ghat (sacred bathing spot) on the riverside. On either side, just before you hit the riverside, you can spot a number of them. Some of the frequented names are Shanthi Restaurant, Om Shiva, Welcome Restaurant, Raju Roof Restaurant . A row of thatched restaurants at the Hampi bus stand is a great place t

Important Facts

Important Facts

Hampi has hundreds of monuments and other attractions. Sacred Center: Virupaksha temple is the oldest and principal temple in Hampi. This temple located on the south bank of the river Tungabhadra has been an important pilgrimage centre for the worshipers of lord Shiva. Presently the temple is equally sort after by the tourists and pilgrims. The annual festivals attract huge crowds of both types. Royal Center: Hazara Rama Temple : The first thing comes to mind on seeing this temple, or more precisely its walls, is the locally popular comic strips of Hindu mythology, Ramayana. But the difference is, the stories are carved, in long arrays, onto the walls of this temple. Mahanavami Dibba : This is the tallest structure in this area and hence the first thing you would notice as you enter the Royal Enclosure. From a distance this looks like an ordinary elevated square stage. As you go close, the details emerge. The whole structure is made as a giant square structure in three l

Places Near By

Places Near By

Nowhere else can you find such a profusion of monuments as around Hampi. The magnificent world heritage sites at Hampi and Pattadakkal, the cave temples of Badami the exquisite temples at Aihole and the stately Forts, Domes and minarets of Bijapur resurrect the state's history and cultural affluence. Anegundi Anegundi promises a classic journey back in time. Anegundi's was the first administrative centre of Vijayanagara, which was an empire epitomizing the golden age of India, Anegundi, which in Kannada means "elephant pit" is said to have been the place where the elephants of the Vijayanagara kings were kept. Anegundi dates back 5,000 years, way before Hampi Badami Badami was the capital of the early Chalukyas, who ruled much of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh between the 6th and 8th centuries. It was founded in 540 A.D. by Pulakesi I(535-566 AD), an early ruler of the Chalukyas. Badami is famous for its four cave temples - all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. Nowhere else can you find such a profusion of monuments as around Hampi. The magnificent world heritage sites at Hampi and Pattadakkal, the cave temples of Badami the exquisite temples at Aihole and the stately Forts, Domes and minarets of Bijapur resurrect the state's history and cultural affluence. Anegundi Anegundi promises a classic journey back in time. Anegundi's was the first administrative centre of Vijayanagara, which was an empire epitomizing the golden age of India, Anegundi, which in Kannada means "elephant pit" is said to have been the place where the elephants of the Vijayanagara kings were kept. Anegundi dates back 5,000 years, way before Hampi Badami Badami was the capital of the early Chalukyas, who ruled much of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh between the 6th and 8th centuries. It was founded in 540 A.D. by Pulakesi I(535-566 AD), an early ruler of the Chalukyas. Badami is famous for its four cave temples - all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill.

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