As soon as I reached this city, I ran out of words to describe its silhouetted monuments as they stand vigil over time. I must warn you that you're going to be spellbound by the richness in art and architecture.
How to Reach ?
The best way to reach Hampi is by overnight bus or train from Mysore, Bangalore, Pune or Mumbai. If you’re travelling to Hampi with public transport you will be dropped in Hospet and will need to take an auto rickshaw or bus for the final 20kms to Hampi town. Auto costs you something around 150-200 INR depending upon you capability to bargain !
Pro Tip: Try to reach Hospet after 5 - 6 am as before I reached Hospet around 4 am in morning and it was a different hell adrenaline experience. I hired an auto till my hostel because no other transport was available during that hour of the day and I would suggest you to reach this place at around 6-7 am as then you can easily get a ferry ride to even reach Hippie side.
Where To Stay ?
River Tungabhadra divides Hampi into two parts - Temple side and Hippie Island. Temple side or Local town offers you to stay in comfortable home-stays nearby all the famous temples and monuments. Hippie Island contrary is a tourist hangout filled with hostels, cafes and dreadlocks. (Providing a vibe of small Goa).
I by chance happened to choose a place perfect for seeking peace and tranquility. Jungle Tree is located at Ranapur village close to the Hippie Island and the best part of this hostel is that it offers beautiful sight of paddy fields. The room costs somewhere near 900-1000 INR. The host, Sagar is one kind of a person and he himself assured