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Discovering Hampi: An Exclusive Bangalore Getaway

Pawan Khatri
Discovering Hampi: An Exclusive Bangalore Getaway


This Indian village of Karnataka is well known for its glorious ruins, architecture, and beautiful landscapes. In the 15th century, Hampi was the capital of the Vijaynagar empire. This place was rich in architecture and art. It is said that there was a lot of hustle and bustle and bustle in Hampi when the empire was in full swing. 

The empires fought the battles successfully against the Mughals but the Deccan sultan looted it for several months with bidar, Berar, Bijapur, and Ahmadnagar. After their invasion, the village turned into a ghost town and everything was broken into pieces. 

Hampi is presently a UNESCO world heritage site. This place tells a thousand tales about history. Apart from history and rich heritage, this place offers a wide variety of adventure sports, camping opportunities, and a religious center. Hampi tour package from Bangalore offers to create some unforgettable memories of your traveling life.

2 Day itinerary for Hampi  


  • You will have to reach Hampi early in the morning
  • After reaching settle in a homestay and taking some rest
  • Go for sightseeing to some of the famous places in Hampi
  • Enjoy the beautiful sunset at Hemakuta Hills
  • Spend a peaceful evening near the Tungabhadra river  
  • You can also go on a shopping spree and explore some cafes nearby
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DAY 2 

  • Wake up early in the morning, to visit Tungabhadra river.
  • You will easily find two-wheelers to rent at an affordable price.
  • You can hike to Hanuman temple which is located on the Anjaneya hills 
  • Try some adventurous activities like cliff jumping and rock climbing.   
  • On the way you can explore the Anegundi village, where you can see banana plantations
  • Return to the hippie in the evening.

The best time to visit Hampi

The best time for planning a trip to Hampi is from October till the end of February. 

Some famous places to visit in Hampi:

1. Hanuman Temple: 

You can hike to Hanuman Temple which is located on Anjaneya hills, which is known as the birthplace of lord Hanuman. You will have to cover 575 steps on Anjaneya hills to reach the top, where the temple of lord hanuman is located. You will have a great view of Hampi from a bird’s eye view. 

2. Vittala temple 

This is an ancient temple that was built in the 15th century, this is the temple dedicated to lord shiva and is very well built in Dravidian architecture. The architecture of this temple tells a different story from the ancient times.  

You will also get to see the iconic stone chariot displayed in Indian currency. You can also explore the market where in exchange for gold horses were traded in ancient times.

3. Tungbhadra river  

This is a holy river in South India, which flows from the eastern part of the western ghats and then merges into the Krishna River. You can also find many boats there which cross the Tungbhadra river. 

4. Sanapur lake

This is one of the famous lakes in Hampi, which is also a good place for adventure enthusiasts. Locals believe that you can also find crocodiles there, but no one has ever witnessed it yet. This palace offers various adventurous activities such as cliff jumping, swimming, and coracle rides.   

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5. Virupaksha temple

This is a temple located in Hampi Bazaar, the major attraction of this temple is the elephant Laxmi. As the devotees enter the main hall they are blessed by the goddess. 

How to reach Hampi:

By air: you can take a flight from Bangalore which has connectivity to Jindal Vijayanagar Airport, this airport is just 32 km away from Hampi. You can easily find a cab or autorickshaw from there to reach the final destination. 

By railway: Hospet railway station is just 13 km away from Hampi, you will easily find buses from there to reach Hampi at affordable prices. 

By road: the roads of Hospet are well connected to some of the major cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Hubli. After reaching Hospet you can easily find buses to reach Hampi.  

Most frequently asked questions:

What is the Budget for the trip to Hampi?

The trip to Hampi will cost you around 1500/- per day, if you want to rent a bike to roam around the town that will cost you 500/- rupees per day.
Accommodations are also reasonable in Hampi.

Where can find the best places to stay in Hampi?

You can easily find affordable homestays while roaming around the stress of Hampi or you can also book a stay in a hotel. The 2 famous hotels in Hampi are Whispering Rocks and Gowari Resort.

For how long i should plan a trip to Hampi?

A 2-3 day trip is enough for exploring this town in the best possible way. You can easily cover all the activities and sightseeing locations.

What are the best places for shopping in Hampi?

You will find everything you need in Hampi Bazaar, which showcases bohemian jewelry, musical instruments, and many more beautiful and unique things. You should miss the shopping experience here.