Hampi is an ancient village in the south Indian state of Karnataka in India. Hampi is one of the historical cities in KarnatakaEmpire where ruins of many Temple complexes are found from the Vijayanagar Empire. Hampi city is one of the best tourist places to visit in India. Harihara 1 is the founder of Hampi city in Karnataka. there are many breath-taking places to visit in Hampi to you enjoy your tour even more. Hampi has a warm, dry climate year-round. And most favourable season to visit Hampi is winters.
Must visit temples of Hampi
There are many beautiful and well design temples of Hampi to visit during your stay in Karnataka including Vijaya Vittala temple which is a classic example of spellbound architecture and design located in Hampi. this very temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is dated back to the 15th and 16th century. Another beautiful temple name Virupaksha temple world’s most probably constructed during 9th and 10th century. this temple of Hampi has idols of Lord Shiva, Goddess pampa, Lord Virupaksha, goddess of river Tungabhadra, etc. Virupaksha temple is said to be the crowning glory of India’s one of the most illustrious empires, Vijayanagar Empire. Achyutaraya Temple is one of the must visit temple of Hampi in India. The temple was constructed in classic Vijayanagar architecture style and design. Achyutaraya Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, and Garuda, the Eagle God. Badavi Linga temple is another beautiful temple to visit in Hampi. The temple has a stoned sanctum with an open roof while the base of the lingam remains submerged in water. These are some magnificient temples to visit in Hampi and other than these there are many more temples to visit in Karnataka,India including Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Hazara Rama Temple, Bala Krishna Temple, Yantrodharaka Hanuman Temple, Kadalekalu Ganesha Temple, Krishna Temple, Underground Shiva Temple, Hanuman Temple Hampi, Ganigitti Jain Temple, Malyavanta Raghunatha Swamy Temple of Hampi, etc.
Top breath-taking places to visit in Hampi, Karnataka
Archaeological Museum of Hampi
Archaeological Museum of Hampi in Karnataka accounts for the best Hampi tourist places to spend some time with. Timings for archaeological Museum of Hampi are from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. This museum accounts for four principal sections each dedicated to a different exhibit.
Riverside Ruins of Hampi
Close to a river edge of Kodandarama Temple are a couple of lingas carved on a flat rock surface. Here you can find a lot of tiny shrines that are submerged here and rock surfaces reflecting carved motifs. Interesting thing is that there is no entry fee and there is no time boundation to visit this beautiful place of Hampi.
Queen’s Bath is a large bath of Hampi, which shows amazing architectural style of Vijayanagara empire. it was built around 500 years ago and you can visit this place of Hampi from8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and there No Entry charges. It’s simplest exterior perfectly blends with an ornate interior to embrace its overall appearance.
Hampi Bazaar of Karnataka
Hampi Bazaar is also known as Virupaksha Bazaar. analysis you can visit this beautiful market and can get varieties of things. you can visit Hampi Bazaar starting early in the morning 6 a.m. to late at night at 11 p.m.
Old Palace (Gagan Mahal)
The palace is small and yellow in color with decorated windows and encircled all over by four beautiful towers. Gagan Mahal was built in the 16th century era. there is no entry fees or charges and also public transportation is not available here so you can walk around all day long and enjoy the beauty and nature of this very place. Palace is open 24/7 and it will take around one and half hour to visit the entire palace of Hampi.
Matanga Hill of Hampi
Matanga Hill is one of the top rated places to visit in Hampi. it is the highest point of Hampi and it is a picturesque destination for the travel photographers to capture a great click. you can also so enjoy the views of temples and canals through this point. There are no specific timings to climb on the Matanga Hills. Climbing Matanga Hill is absolutely free of cost.
Other than these there all many more breath-taking places to visit at Hampi in Karnataka including Lotus Mahal, Tungabhadra River, Elephant Stables, Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Kadalekalu Ganesha, Zanana Enclosure, Royal Enclosure, Pushkarani, Monolith Bull, Stepped Tank, Sasivekalu Ganesha and many more places of Hampi.
Things to do in Hampi a beautiful city of Karnataka,India
Hampi offers you a variety of things to do including Coracle Ride where you can enjoy river rafting and have fun with nature and beautiful streams all around you, another great thing to do in Hampi is shopping in the Hampi bazaar street, you can also visit and enjoy sunset point at Hemakuta in Hampi, you can also enjoy ferry rides at ferry point in Hampi, there is great breath taking Hampi waterfalls which offers you a mesmerizing view which is a worth taking shot and Rock climbing is another adventurous activity to do in Hampi but not the least.
Hotels and resorts to stay in the beautiful city of Hampi in Karnataka
Here is the list of budget friendly hotels, three star hotels, four star hotels, last minute hotels, budget-friendly resorts and many other types of resorts and hotels are Heritage Resort Hampi, Kishkinda Heritage Resort, Leo Wooden Resort, Sri Laxmi Golden Beach Resort, Hampis boulders resort, Clarks Inn Hampi, Gopi Guest House, Hotel Sarvesh, Lalith Mahal, Thilak Home Stay, Samartha Comforts Hotel, Golden Garden, The Sslr, Rambo Guest House Hotel,etc.
How to reach Hampi
You can reach Hampi by air, road and Railways. The nearest air link to Hampi is the Belgaum airport which is located at a distance of 270 km. There is no railway station in Hampi. Hospet which is 13 kms from Hampi is the nearest rail head. Hampi is well-connected to Bangalore and other major cities of Karnataka via roadways.