Hampi Tourism & Travel Guide

Hampi (Hampe) is a village and temple town recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi in northern Karnataka, India. It is situated within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, Hampi continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple and several other monuments belonging to the old city. Hampi is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. It is 353 km from Bangalore. The extant monuments of Vijayanagara or Hampi can be divided into Religious, Civil & Military buildings. The Jain temples on Hemakuta hill, the two Devi shrines and some other structures in the Virupaksha temple complex predate the Vijayanagara Empire. Hampi tourism has special importance for the Hanuman devotees, as mythical Kishkinda, the monkey kingdom was located here. You can see plenty of motifs and carvings of Hanuman all around the sites of which some are brilliantly colourful.
Best time to visit

Peak Season to visit Hampi: Cooler months of October to March is the right time to visit Hampi. You can also visit during the monsoon season.


For Budget Travellers: INR 500 - 800 a day

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 2500 a day

For Luxury Travellers: INR 4000 and upwards

Sample the lifestyle of the rich and the famous as you sip on wine and savour delicious food at some of the most luxurious hotels in the historical town of Hampi. Here are Tripoto's top picks

If you're looking to witness the magic of Hampi without burning a hole in your pocket, Tripoto's list of the best mid-range hotels will come in handy while booking your next stay

If you believe Hampi is an expensive place for a vacation, Tripoto's list of the best budget hotels will definitely change your mind.

Backpacking through the ruins and dusty roads of Hampi just got easier with Tripoto's guide of the most interesting hostels with characterful dorms, great crowd and delicious food in the city. 

Homestays are the perfect way to gain insight into the local culture of a place. It is lodging with a personal touch that makes your holiday all the more special. Feel at home in Hampi with our top homestay picks.

The magnificent ruins of Hampi have mesmerised travellers for decades. If you're planning to travel to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Tripoto's list of the must-visit places will come in handy. 

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Virupaksha Temple
One of the oldest and largest in the city of ruins, this temple was built in the 7th century and is still in use. The te...
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Best Time to Visit Hampi

Peak Season to visit Hampi: Cooler months of October to March are the peak season for Hampi. You can also visit during the monsoon season.

Shoulder Season: From July till September- Hampi receives low to average rainfall in the monsoon season. This is a good time to visit Hampi’s monuments.

Off-season: From April till July- Hampi has hot summers, the temperature during this time reaches up to 37 degrees Celsius, lowest being 27 degrees Celsius. It is recommended to avoid May and June if you are planning to visit Hampi in summers.

Budget for Hampi

For Budget Travellers: INR 500 - 800 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 500 - 700
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 25 - 150
  • Public Transport in buses and auto rickshaws: INR 15 - 80
  • Sightseeing: INR 10 - 50

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 2500 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and resorts: INR 900 - 1200
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 250 - 500
  • Local transport in local taxis or car rentals: INR 150 - 300
  • Treks and Hiking packages: INR 1000 and upwards.

For Luxury Travellers: INR 4000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 3000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 800 and upwards
  • Local transport in private taxis: INR 2000 and upwards
  • Guided tours: INR 1500 and upwards

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