The village lies on the banks of the Tungabhadra river. It served as a significant capital region protected from all sides by the river and hills on the others. The structures and ruins standing today forms the group of monuments at Hampi.
There are various ways to reach Hampi, by booking a car, by bus or by train up to Hospet from where again cars have to be hired. We hired a car for two days to go around the place.