Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same.

Tripoto
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

So guys welcome to my Hampi trip blog. I visited Hampi in the month of January as the weather is pleasant at this time of the year. Hampi just got the 2nd best UNESCO site to be visited in 2K19 and to my experience its a trip that every bachelor along with his friends should take once in his lifetime. The monuments, the history, the food and also the culture just takes you back in time and leaves a big impression on to how was things back then.

I along with my two college mates unwrapped this Hampi trip in 3-days and how you can also do the same. There are numerous places to visit in Hampi but not all are famous and to be honest if you covering each and every monument you end up spending a month in Hampi.

I shortlisted the main attractions , figured out proper routes, asked my peers who already went and then visited Hampi. I kept 2 days for Hampi and 1 day for Hippie island.

Best time to visit - November - February. Avoid summers as its too hot.

How to reach - Hosapete is the railway station for Hampi. From Hosapete goverment buses ply to and fro which charge 20 rupees for one side. It takes around 30 mins to reach Hampi from Hosapete. Hampi is very well connected by roads as well.

Where to stay - There are many local options available so prior online booking is not that much needed. You can check the rooms and as per your convenience you can choose.

Places to visit -

Badavilinga temple

Ugra Narsimha temple

Sri Krishna temple

Saasivekaalu Ganesha

Kadalekalu Ganesha

Virupaksha Temple

Monolith Nandi

Achrutraya temple

Kodandarama Temple

Watch tower

Lotus Mahal

Elephant stables

Guards quarters

Queens bath

Mahanavami dibba

Secret council chamber

Kings audience hall

Underground Shiv temple

Pushkarni

Sugreev's cave

Purandaradasa Mantapa

Kings balance

Vijay vittal temple

Vitthal bazar street

Hemkuta hill temple

Hampi bazar

Matanga hill

So all these 29 listed above I visited during my visit in 3 days. You must be thinking I would have rushed up and covered all these places without taking breaks and without enjoying the history which every monument holds. Actually I grouped places near to each other and visited them so I saved a lot of time and also was able to cover more places.

Please see the screenshot of my day wise plan and the route.

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. 1/8 by Bhuvnesh Nigam
DAY 1 , Screenshot 1
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. 2/8 by Bhuvnesh Nigam
DAY 1 , Screenshot 2
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. 3/8 by Bhuvnesh Nigam
DAY 1 , Screenshot 3
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. 4/8 by Bhuvnesh Nigam
DAY 2 , Screenshot 1
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. 5/8 by Bhuvnesh Nigam
DAY 2 , Screenshot 2
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. 6/8 by Bhuvnesh Nigam
DAY 2 , Screenshot 3
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. 7/8 by Bhuvnesh Nigam
DAY 2 , Screenshot 4
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. 8/8 by Bhuvnesh Nigam
DAY 3

So guys if you closely observe my screenshots I have grouped places of similar genre and places close by together and accordingly I made this itinerary.

Day 1 basically covers all religious places.

Day 2 mainly covers your royal architectures and few temples.

Day 3 basically is chilled out day with mountain trek. You can modify acc. to your needs.

Day 1

We arrived around 7:30 in the morning at Hosapete railway station from Bangalore. We took and overnight train to reach here.

Hosapete station

Photo of Hosapete, Karnataka, India by Bhuvnesh Nigam

As we didn't wanted to wait for an bus we took a rick to Hampi. As mentioned earlier by me regular govt. buses run and they charge 20 rupees. Rick wala charged us 140 rupees tho.

Loaded with backpacks

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

As soon we reached Hampi. We took an homestay in Hampi bazaar next to Virupaksha temple. You will get many homestays there ranging from 700 - 2200 per night for 3-4 guys. Ours was 1500 for 3 guys for 1 night. Cost was high as it was in backyard facing boulders which attracted all foreigners.

We freshened up and started visiting places as per itinerary mentioned above.

Now a big issue I faced was many times you wont be able to identify places as google will show you wrong directions , so its best to ask locals for help.

Uddana veerbhadra temple

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Uddana veerbhadra temple

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Steps to Uddana veerbhadra temple

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Badavilinga temple

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Ugra narsimha temple

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

One thing I forgot to mention , is that we took cycles on rent for 1st day. 150 rupees per cycle for 24 hrs.

For lunch you will hear plenty times locals saying for Mango tree hotel in Hampi bazar and their thali is a must try along with mango lassi.

Cycling around the streets of Hampi

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Krishna temple main gate under restoration

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Krishna temple

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Inside Krishna temple

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Monolith Nandi

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Saasivekalu Ganpati

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Kadekalu Ganpati

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

It was evening already and we started cycling back to our homestay and on our way back we covered Hemakut hill for a beautiful sunset.

There are many more sunset points , but one must not visit Hemakut hill sunset.

Hemakut hill

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

As soon we reached Hampi bazar it was already dark and Virupaksha temple was glowing in street lights.

Virpaksha temple

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Chilling at our homestay

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Day 2

Day 2 we will start from seeking blessings at Virupaksha temple , exactly from where we left yesterday. But before that lets fill our stomachs with yummy appams and dosas.

Leaving our homes

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Waiting for our brea

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Virpaksha temple

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Virpaksha temple

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Virpaksha temple

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Virpaksha temple

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Virpaksha temple

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Carvings at Virpaksha temple

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Virpaksha temple

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Bhuvnesh Nigam

You will be left amazed by the carvings and architecture of Virupaksha temple.

Virpaksha temple

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Before leaving from here dont forget to take Laxhmi's blessings.

Virpaksha temple

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Queen's bath

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

King's balance

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Sugreev's cave

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Achrutaya temple along with Stone Chariot

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Pushkarni

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Mahanavami dibba

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Kings audience hall

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Lotus temple

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Elephant stables

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Guard's quarters

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Purandarasa mantapa

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

We decided to go Hippie island to spend our night and that was the best decision we made.

We took one 1 cottage in hippie for 600 rs and it was worth it.

Our hut in hippie

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Relax

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

We freshened up and visited this lake for sunset and it was just amazing.

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

We came back as it was too dark and had a non veg dinner because you wont get that in Hampi. I would suggest you guys to visit this small hotel as the food was just delicious and cost was too less. A must try

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Day 3

Day 3 we started by visiting this small but beautiful water fall in hippie island.

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

So we came to our hut and changed our clothes and then we left the room and headed back to oyher side of the rivier i.e. Hampi .

Day 3 we did as per our above itinerary. But one unfortunate thing happened that is we lost our DSLR way back and all Day 3 pictures were in that cam. So I am not able to upload any of those. Many Day 1 and Day 2 pics were also lost but I also clicked pictures from my iphone so I was able to upload.

So finally the end of this trip also came to an end sadly.

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam
Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Waiting for our train

Photo of Backpacking Hampi in 3 days and how you can do the same. by Bhuvnesh Nigam

Important points - 

1. Hampi is an UNESCO place , do not litter. Please go by the rules.

2. Few places require tickets.

3. Hampi is visited by many people across the globe.

4. If you are backpacking , see to it you do you packing in the right way coz you need to lift your sack the whole day.

Do follow me on Instagram - travellerjunkie07

Be the first one to comment