Hampi is an ancient village in the south Indian state of Karnataka. It’s dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. On the south bank of the River Tungabhadra.
How Hampi seems to me :)
In first sight it will for sure give you the glimpse of our famous movie "Bahubali" locati0n. the more you go the more you feel that somewhere Bahubali shooted here,Place is surrounded by big heavy rocks that can be dis-balance at any time as it seems but they never will, endless fields of banana tress, perfect blend of nature and architecture.
What is Hampi famous for? Follow my answer in Quora.
How to reach :
By Air : Nearest airports are Hubli and Bangalore, after that you can take train or bus or taxi to Hampi directly.
By Train: Nearest railway station is Hospete after that take an auto in around 250-300 rs. to reach Hampi, sharing one of the auto driver number here: lway station is Hospet after that take an auto in around 250-300 rs. to reach Hampi, Hampi is around 13km from Hospete.sharing one of the auto driver number here: Nagarjuna (9731970755) very helpful. you can also book him for local sightseeing and also he will guide you to hotels. The train is a best and cheapest way.Hampi is around 13km from Hospete.
By Bus: Hampi is connected to all major stations like Pune, Banaglore, you will get directly bus to Hospete.
How to reach from Pune
1. Pune -> Hospete-> Hampi
2. Pune -> Solapur -> Hospete -> Hampi
3.Pune -> Hubli -> Hospete -> Hampi
4. Pune -> Solapur -> Guntakal -> Hospete -> Hampi
You can take any of the route according to availability.
Where to stay:
Hampi is partitioned by Tungabhadra River, you can stay either side of the river, by crossing the river you will reach to Hippie island what people called it.In hippie island so many hotels and cafe with meditative music, food of every cuisine, foreigners, writers, artist stayed and yes night life is there as late night party booze and all available there, on this side after 8 pm. you have nothing to do as such other than roaming in a Hampi bazaar or spending some time in cafes like mango tree.we stayed in hut provided by mango tree(1500 per night), an awesome way to reach there, very scenic, about 500 meter from river and yes in late nights you need to carry torch. as village have not many street lights.
How to explore:
On bicycle: Yes, you can rent a bicycle in 150-200 rs for a day and can visit all the monuments as all the places are within 22 km.
We hoped in a bicycle.
bicycle is a good idea but make sure you wear full clothes, sunscreen-up, stay hydrated and shoes.I am still suffering from tanning. cycle seems a cool idea, you will feel fit as "Cycle sabke bus ki baat nahi"
On Moped: If you are planning for moped, book in a one day prior, they will provide you all fuel up as there are no petrol pumps. it will cost you around 400-500 per day.
On Auto: Yes, You can hope in a auto too, no exertion, no tanning and yes no fun. it will cost you around 750 per day
Start early in the morning so you can cover as much places before sunset, Hampi is very safe place so don't worry just roam wherever you want.
On Foot: Yes even you can explore whole Hampi in your feet too, the all places around Hampi bazaar you can explore on your feet around effortlessly for some places you have to trek. there are some short cuts, you can choose "bahubali marg" yes way full of rocks to reach some places but it will take some time.