Dear Travellers, Hampi is the ocean of rocks and ruins from Vijayanagara Dynasty on the banks of Tungabhadra river in South Indian state of Karnataka. Hampi is certified as UNESCO site. There is soo much to explore in Hampi that even a good week might be less for a satisfactory travel. For those travellers who have less time and want to squeeze all the fun in less time a good 3 days will be perfect.
Hampi is well connected by road, railway, and by air from Hospet. You will get frequent bus from all places,from Hospet you can hire a bus or tuktuk. Its about 350 Kms from Bangalore, since my way of travel mostly on a motorcycle, it just takes me about 6 hrs journey to reach.
I like to stay on the Hampi Islands across the river as that place is travellers friendly and work out for all kind of budget. One can enter this place by own transport by road, you need to look for place called anegundi or cross the river by a ferry paying 10rs for a ride from Hampi.
Note: In Hampi it's only veg food available and no alcohol, but if you cross the river by ferry every thing is possible. I mean everything. My favourite place to stay is Goan Corner the last cafe in that place, over viewing that rocky hills surrounding by the fields it has become the new hot spot for all travellers.
I started my journey from Bangalore with my close friends at 7 AM after a quick stop for breakfast in VRL after Tumkur, I was ready to hit the road after the filling meal. I reached Hampi Island by late noon and found a place in Manju's Palace which is next to Goan Corner. I rest a bit and ready to climb the rocks to find my best spot to see the sunset. After a spectacular soul filling experience, I ready for some beer and socialize. You will find lots of travellers around the year, however the best season to visit is during winter.