Hampi – a little Kannada small town situated at the bank of Tungabhadra River is currently perceived as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The town exhibits ruins and recorded vestige of the Vijayanagara Kingdom. The stony landscape and desolate magnificence of the town is one of the splendid places to visit in Karnataka.
History lovers and architecture researchers arrive here in a large number every year. Other curious tourists often feel enchanted and amazed by the craftsmanship of the artisans of that time. Hampi has just about 500 architectural structure that is demolished which are still worth visiting. This place represents the rich ancient history, so this is place should be added to for bucket list to visit once in a life.
Attractions: Vittala Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Sri Krishna Temple, Mahanavami Dibba, Hazara Rama Temple, Pattabhirama Temple, Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, Lakshmi Narasimha Statue, Hampi Bazaar, Lotus Mahal, Monkey Temple, Archeological Museum, Royal Enclosure, Queen’s Bath, and Riverside Ruins are crowd puller.
Best Time to visit: October to March
Peak Season: November to February
- By Air: Hampi doesn’t have an airport. The nearest airport, Jindal Vijaynagar Airport, is located near Bellary and around 40 km away from Hampi.
- By Rail: The nearest railway station is Hospet Junction which is 15 km away from Hampi.
- By Road: KSRTC operates daily buses to Hospet from Bangalore, Mysore, and Gokarna. And other vehicles like private buses, cars or cabs are also available from major cities of Karnataka.