Whenever I heard from people who visited Hampi, they sound super amazed taking about its beauty. I did my research long ago and confirmed that I want to visit this place. Some people even gave judgmental opinion "Hampi me kya hai, jana hi hai to Goa jao". I definitely wanted to answer that, but only after I go and experience "ki Hampi me kya kya hai"
For those who don't know according to recent news, The tourist town of Hampi in Karnataka’s arid Ballari district and home to the Vijayanagar empire, finds itself in second place in the New York Times’ list of ‘52 Places to Go in 2019’. Hampi is the only Indian destination, which has managed to secure a place in the list.
Being the anti bus person it was courageous step for me, as there no other travel option from Pune than bus, but Hampi reads impressed me enough to go for it.
How to Reach Hampi
By Air: The nearest air link to Hampi is the Belgaum airport which is located at a distance of 270 km. Bangalore airport, on the other hand is 300 kms from Hampi.
By Train: There is no railway station in Hampi.
By Road: Hampi is well-connected to Bangalore and other major cities of Karnataka via roadways, and there are direct buses from Mumbai and Pune for Hampi.
I made plan with 4 friends, we left by VRL travels at 10:00 pm and reached Hospet at 9:30 am. Took auto for our hotel Wayfarers which was little outskirts of Hampi. (charged us 900 Rs).