HAMPI is a small town about 12 kms from Hospet in Karnataka. Here are some facts and tips to help you:
Getting to Hospet:
Hospet is well connected by road to Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore. An overnight journey will get you there. SRS, VRL, SRE buses ply regularly along with local state transport buses. Hampi is best visited between November and February. Summers can be harsh and best avoided. The area receives a fair bit of rainfall and a visit immediately after the rains is bliss.
Getting to Hampi from Hospet is easy, hop on to an Auto Rickshaw (Tuk Tuk) and enjoy the scenic 20 minute ride.
Alternately, local transport buses ply between Hospet and Hampi at regular intervals.
Getting to HAMPI
Hampi is accesible by Train, Bus through Hospete (book your ticket here)
Nearest Airports: Hubli (166 kms) or International – Bengaluru (350 kms)
Staying in Hampi
Hampi has two main areas – Temples side and Hippie Island divided by a river tributary that passes through. There are plenty of stay options on both sides ranging from the Hyatt to simple homestays. All options are clean and well equipped.
Eating in Hampi :Plenty of food options available with lots of cafes offering a variety of food options from Indian, Continental, Lebanese
- The Mango Tree
- Secret Hideout
- Hampi Paradise Cafe
- Funkey Monkey Restaurant
- Hampi Roof Restaurant
- Hampis Top Secret Restaurant
- Tamarind Tree
Getting around and site seeing: Local Travel is cheap and convenient if you hire a Tuk Tuk to take you around. Hotels might offer can services at a slightly higher cost. Guides are available locally. Always choose a guide who is certified by the ASI. Foreign language speaking guides are available as well. It is better to check online. For fitness enthusiasts and people who can brave the sun, bicycle rental options are available too.
A Video Tour of Hampi: Part I & II
Heres a quick Photo Tour of HAMPI: (click on the image to open)