• Go on a weekday if possible, you will avoid tourists and travel guides that way, and the whole place will be yours.
• Make a two day trip. It’s okay, if you are not able to see everything at once. You can always come back. Trust me, hurrying will only make your bored and less inspired. So take your time, live the moment.
Direct train to Hospet (16592-Hampi Express) which can be boarded from KSR, Yeshwantpur and Yelankha in Bangalore. The travel fare in AC 3 tier is about Rs.600.
From Hyderabad by road:
Bad route (Hyderabad > Mahabubnagar > Raichur > Sindhanur > Hampi -380 km)
• Lot of patch work
• Road construction in progress
• No places to stop by for short breaks or food
• No restroom facility
• Bad network coverage
Good route (Hyderabad > Kurnool > Ballari > Hospet > Hampi 412 km)
• Almost 50 km more than above
• Good road, 4 lane till Kurnool
• Ample of options until Kurnool to stop by for food or restroom
• Good network coverage
Between Hospet and Hampi – 12 km:
Direct govt bus or take a rickshaw/cab (no uber/ola)
There are pretty decent hotels in Hospet and Hampi. If you prefer staying in Hospet and travel up and down to and from Hampi, then the Hotel Hampi International is a good option. It is right in front of the railway station, just a short walk.
You’ll probably get a room ranging between Rs. 1500 to 2000.
If you’d like to stay in Hampi, book a hotel on the fun side of the river which is in the Hampi Hippie Islands or try Verupakshi resort if you are a peace loving person.