Hampi is a small town in Karnataka, a 6 hour drive from Bangalore to Hospet and then 30 minutes from there will bring you to this ancient capital of Vijayanagara empire. While one side of Hampi is covered with marvelous architecture and buildings, the other side for which you need to cross the river is a small laid back village welcoming backpackers from all around the world. There are a lot of stay homes in this village along with some luxury hotels whatever suits your budget. Best part of visiting Hampi along with witnessing the glorious Indian marvels is that you get to meet fellow travelers and have a complete personal time. Also you can go on food trail which is strongly recommended, from bakers shops to Israeli and local cuisines everything here is a must try.