7. Anjani Parvat: Birthplace of Lord Hanuman: There is not much grandeur or adventure but you can climb around 600 steps on Anjani Parvat or Monkey Temple to see the birth place of Lord Hanuman. This place has a floating rock and offers a great view of entire kingdom (Kishkindha) with lots of monkeys whom you can feed as well.
8. Yoga & Massage: In the Hippie Island, a lot of backpackers join morning yoga sessions to relax. You can also attend these classes and pay on per class basis of around Rs 200. You can also take ayurvedic oil massage here. I actually saw only one shop and the prices were not low but you still have the option.
9. Rock Climbing: Hampi is a paradise for rock climbers because of so many boulders and hills made of boulders. There are also 2 or 3 shops where you can easily rent the equipment like shoes, chalk dust, and crash pads. You will get almost everything to rent here.
10. Relax & Shop: The street in Virupapura Gaddi has cafes full of all kinds of food. I like the food and masala tea at Cafe named Gauthami. But there are so many where you can try, but just a heads up that there is a chance of getting local version of that food. You can also shop clothes, jewelry, leather bags, antiques here. I bought my sling bag here that I used for my one month long backpacking in Kerala. I earlier bought my Hula Hoop in this Street. And other than that just chill in Cafes here. They have whole mattress lied down because people just chill for long hours. The air of Hampi is very relaxed and fun loving, and if you take it easy you will feel it too.
Hampi needs only an overnight bus from Bangalore. If you planned at the minute, you can book tickets to Hospet, which is very close and well connected to Hampi. So next holiday, try this place and let me know if you enjoyed it!
You can watch my youtube video about Hampi here!