Hampi Travel Guide
Hampi is famous as the magnificent city of ruins. It is a city in Indian state Karnataka and located besides the Tungbhadra River and lies 352 km from Bangalore. Hampi Tour are a great insight into the history and tourist attractions in the historic town. The sojourns further indicate the artistic excellence and power of the then rulers of the city. Hampi was the capital of renowned kingdom of Vijaynagar Empire of 14th century to 16th century. It is regarded as most wonderful in ruins of India and is in the list of world heritage center.
Top Things to Do in Hampi
Best Time to Visit Hampi
This is the best time to visit Hampi. As soon as October starts, temperature starts to drop; with the lowest being 15 degrees Celsius (in the nights). In winters, highest temperature of Hampi reaches maximum 30 degrees Celsius. The days are sunny and nights chilling.
How to Reach Hampi
Hubli Airport, approximately 166 km away, is the closest domestic aerodrome to Hampi, operating regular flights from Bangalore. The Belgaum Airport is another major domestic airport, located around 270 km away from Hampi, having regular SpiceJet flights for Bangalore, Chennai, Jabalpur and Mumbai. Tourists can easily get a cab or taxi from outside the airport to reach the lovely village of Hampi.
Hampi is well connected with major cities and towns of Karnataka by bus services. Besides Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), a number of private and tourist buses ply regularly from neighbouring cities and towns. Then there are a few interstate bus services too connecting Hampi with various cities in Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. One can also drive to Hampi taking NH 13 route from Hyderabad (380 km), Bangalore (345 km) and Hubli (165 km). Bangalore to Hampi buses are cheap and take less than 8 hours.
Hospet Junction is the nearest railway station to Hampi (13 km away), which is well linked with rest of country via an extensive network of trains. There are regular trains for Hospet from prime Indian cities and towns, including Bangalore, Hyderabad and Goa. Hampi Express, Amaravathi Express and Haripriya Express are some of the prominent trains. After reaching the railway station, one can hire a taxi or cab to reach Hampi. The destination is extremely classy and historic and has a number of interesting places to visit!