My experiences and suggestions for your wonderful trip to Hampi
It was bad weekend and nothing great to share but sad that its Monday to attend office and my mind is not allowing me to toil all the day, as my weekend was not that great. During our working hour everyone sharing something about their weekend and i have nothing in my mind to share or anything that is cooking in my mind for coming weekends. As discussion started one of my colleague happily sharing his weekend tour plan to Hampi which is UNESCO recognized place . He started sharing the experience with us and showing photos in his mobile. I thought it will burn a hole on our pockets in case if i plan for it. But somewhere i felt we can make it, as this place is already registered in my mind long ago. When discussion is about to end, I posed a questions on what would be expenditure and mode of transport and all. Taking all this into consideration i have started planning for next weekend. We have no vehicle to reach the place so preferable mode of transport will be train or bus. My Colleague has confirmed that the train seats are available to Hospet from where Hampi is 13 KM. Instantly without any hesitation we 3 agreed to go and booked the tickets.
Train Tickets: 620 per person (To and Fro) from Hyderabad
Later i started learning the importance of the place as it is recognized by UNESCO as Heritage site and it was ruled by well know king named Sri Krishnadevaraya. I heard this name during my schooling and also remember Tenali Ramakrishna is also one among the Ashtadiggajas at the court of Sri Krishnadevaraya. This made me to surf the net to learn and discover the the importance of this place. I felt very happy to learn about this place and the ruling of Sri Krishnadevaraya.
Meanwhile i booked a room for 3 of us near to this heritage site.
Room cost: 570 for 3 persons(Includes Extra bed)
Place of hotel: Kaddirampura.
But I suggest you to take hotels near Hospet. As you hardly find any hotels for dinner. I booked this hotel only with an interest to be near to the heritage site and it was costing very less. I suggest you take this room if you have 4 wheeler and you are ready experience the village environment. Although we had a good lunch(Parata's) in hotel nearby but for dinner you may have to rely on food delivery apps(No guarantee that you will get the food on time). You cannot expect the Non-veg in this location as it is near to many temples. If you are okay with all this you can give it a try and have benefits of experiencing the village environment.
We packed our backpack with some food(Roti's) and of course clothes for two days. Reached the Railway station on time and boarded the train. After an hour we had our dinner and slept. Our train reached the Hospet railway station. Here I could see many youngsters like us got down at this station to evidence the beauty of the Hampi.
Soon after stepping out of the station many autowalas moving around us to opt their service for site seeing and they were demanding high. As we have no clue we just took the info and moved forward to get to the room. Our room was in Kadirampura and looking for bus to reach there. Meanwhile a auto guy demanding Rs: 400/- to drop 3 of us to hotel, We said no and asked to drop us at Hospet bus station. Here we could find everything like hotels rooms, food items etc. Autowala has charged Rs: 30/- and from bus stop we boarded a bus to Hampi village which will go via Kaddirampura. At last we reached the place and got freshen up.