Ideally hampi can be covered in 2 days(1 day for town side and 1 day for hippie Island). But I would suggest to spend atleast 3 days. The town side has most attractions, but can be covered in a day if started early. The other side i.e., hippie Island has more laid-back vibes. I would suggest to stay on this side. Goan corner, manju's homestay, nargilla guesthouse, hema Guesthouse etc are some good places to stay. Vehicles can be rented easily here. Do Sunset/sunrise at monkey Temple, sunset point, matanga hill etc. Lotus temple, elephant caves, pushkarani etc. Moreover, if you want contacts for rental vehicles on hippie Island side or auto on town side let me know.
Hippie Island is closed I guess. All the properties have moved to sanapur lake side. Goan corner: 9448212621 is the best place for stay there. And this auto guy suresh(9741724927) is local and knows about all siteseeing places.
2 days is more than enough to explore Hampi Things to do in Hampi: Visit Beautiful Temples in Hampi which includes Virupaksha Temple, Hemakuta Hill Temples, Ugra Narshima Temple, Shivlinga, Sasivekalu Ganesh Temple, Achyutaraya Temple, Hazara Rama Temple, Under Ground Temple, Monolith Bull. This should be first in your list in Things to do in Hampi as Hampi is Famous for this Group of Monuments. Feed Laxmi the Elephant at Virupaksha Temple you will find Laxmi at Virupaksha Temple Complex you can go and Feed the Elephant and take Blessings. Visit Vithala Temple Complex the Symbolic Significance of Hampi and also UNESCO Heritage site. Hampi is known for the Stone Chariot Architecture which is also now in Indian Currency of 50Rs. So this should also be on your list of Things to do in Hampi. The whole Temple Complex has a historical significance which has Old bazaars, Ruins of Palaces and Temples. Visit Historical Monuments which includes Elephant Stables, Queen’s Bath, Octagonal Bath and Stepped Tank Spend an Evening in Matanga Hills watching Sunset with some jamming sessions. If you want to spend calm Evening and enjoy the scenic Beauty of Hampi visit Malyavanta Hill which is similar to Matanga Hills but not too crowded (Also visit Malyavanta Raghunatha Swamy Temple at the top of Hill) Take a Coracle Ride in Tungabhadra River. You can take a ride and go to another side of the River to Anegondi Village which is more famous for Cafe’s and Beautiful landscapes (Hippie side of the Hampi) Trek at Anjaneya Hills. It’s an easy Trek which has 575 steps to reach the Top. At the top of the Hill, there is a Hanuman Temple also known as Monkey Temple which is believed to be the Birthplace of Hanuman. You will get Scooty/Bike on Rent after crossing Tungabhadra River so take Ride across Pampa Sarovar to enjoy the scenic beauty and see amazing Landscapes (Enjoy tea and light breakfast at Small Food Joint near Pampa Sarovar) Have Dinner at Mango Tree Restaurant. The most talked place in Hampi after Ruins and Temples. One of the old Restaurants in Hampi which is now run by the third generation. If you are a Foodie so this place is highly recommended and it should be on your list for Things to do in Hampi. There are lots of Good cafes around Hampi Bazar you can enjoy your coffee after a tired day of Traveling ( Visit Chillout cafe recommended by Travellers ) Do Shopping at Hampi Bazaar adjacent to Virupaksha Temple. You can buy Trendy clothes, Hampi Printed T-shirts, Monuments, Handicrafts, and Paintings. Good Luck!!
As a budget traveler, I prefer a hostel or budget-friendly stay like Backpacker Hostel you can book through Booking.com but if you are travelling with your family then OYO is perfect and cheap for best stay. Good Luck
Hi Mayank, Please go through my Profile, you will find 2 trips (1 photo blog for Anegundi and a Trip for Hampi) Apart from that, The best sunrise point is always Malyavanta hill and Sunset point is Hemakuta hills. Also check out this beautiful and cheap Guest house 'Eyecon Guest House' in Kamalapura. Also try to plan it from Kamalapura... And, I will also publishing a trip on how to make the best of Hampi in 3 days soon, when do you want to travel??? I wish you the best #Hampiness Hampi is close to my heart❤ happy traveling.
You need at least two days to cover Hampi. If you're travelling from Bangalore, there are no buses running during the day anyway. So you can start on a Friday night, reach Hampi on Saturday morning, spend two full days and then leave back on Sunday night. On one day you can visit the town side of Hampi which has many temples and ruins. You can book a tour auto from the bus stand which will show you all the popular places, or rent a scooter or bicycle and explore around. On other day you can visit the other side of the river, hippie island (though it's not an island really). It has more natural beauty and is a good place to relax. It has many hills with huge boulders, the monkey temple, a waterfall and a lake. P.S. If you are renting bikes, you'll probably need to book separate bikes on each side of the river. The locals usually don't allow bikes from one side to be taken to the other side. Also, if you are taking an auto to travel somewhere, always ask and fix the fare before boarding the auto. Otherwise the auto drivers charge exorbitant prices once you get down. (I was charged 200 bucks for travelling not more than a kilometre, while sharing the front seat with the auto driver).