Hampi Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 73%History Buffs
- 72%Business Travelers
- 61%Budget Travelers
- 60%Local Culture
- 59%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (12)
- HampiMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAug 24, 2013
First off: Hampi's main draw, the dusty ruins of the capital of the medieval Hindu Vijayanagar empire, are excellent. Like, really, really excellent, necessitating two solid days of exploration for the rambling complex. Understand, however, that he town on the other hand is a case study in a small place negatively affected by tourism, with petty theft, stingy hotels, and aggressive touts, shopkeepers and beggars in the main town. The trash disposal problem is obvious also reaching epidemic proportions, as with most places in India. With this spectacular group of ruins, I would consider it a must-visit in Karnataka, but you'll probably enjoy it more -- especially if you're a backpacker -- if you stay across the river where the party scene is.
- HampiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Jul 29, 2013
Serene, 180 degrees of breath-taking views, traveler-friendly, quaint. Hampi is all this and more. This place is not just a great place to get away from the polluted areas of India but is also THE place for people who love to boulder (it's the bouldering capital of India!).
- HampiMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersJul 12, 2013
More ruins than you'll possibly have time to see in one day, but within a relaxed little town that's easy to bike around. Get up early to take a mountain-top picture of the run rising over the temples. Just beware of camera-stealing monkeys!
- HampiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Feb 20, 2013
Hampi is a World Heritage sight, filled with very impressive ruins from the Vijayanagara empire.
Well worth a two-day visit, you can get there via a train to Hospet, followed by an auto-rickshaw to the village.
I recommend getting a local guide to take you round, as the area is pretty huge and it's much easier to understand the history. We spent one day wandering round on foot and one day on bikes, which we hired in the village.
The setting on the Tungabhadra River is beautiful and the cost of (albeit very basic) accommodation here is very reasonable indeed.
- HampiMember ofLocal CultureVegetarianBackpackersJul 05, 2012
On the banks of the Tungabhadra river, Hampi is the ancient site of the powerful Vijayanagar kingdom. You must see the Virupaksha Temple, the Vittala Temple and the Zenana Enclosures in this beautiful site.
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