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is renowned for the remains from the Vijaynagar kingdom belonging to the
medieval era and is situated in the central part of the state of Karnataka
in southern India. It is located 353 km from Bangalore, and 13 km from
Hospet and nestles on top of a mountainous terrain which lies 467 m above
sea level. Relics of the Vijaynagar kingdom, bestow the city its recognition
and fame because of which it has been designated as a World Heritage site.
Today, therefore, Hampi attracts tourists from all over the world and has
become prominent in the world tourist map.
» Sightseeing :
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The main places of interest
in Hampi are Virupaksha temple, Ugra Narasimha, Vithala temple, Hazara Rama
temple and Queen's Bath.
» Shopping :
You can purchase some curios from the
» Virupaksha Temple :
The Virupaksha Temple
located at the western edge is one of the earliest constructions of Hampi.
It is dedicated to Virupaksha, believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
The nearby Hemakuta hill has several scattered ruins which includes that of
Jain temples and a monolithic structure of Narasimha.
» Ugra Narasimha :
The 6.7 metre tall monolith of
Ugra Narasimha looks very imposing. The Narasimha is a seated four-armed
figure under a canopy of a seven-hooded snake. The Lord has been depicted in
a very angry form here.
» Vithala Temple :
Vittala temple has beautiful
sculptures exhibiting the richness of Vijayanagar Art. The outer pillars are
known as musical pillars. There is also a beautifully carved stone chariot
in the temple courtyard containing an image of Garuda.
» Hazara Rama Temple :
This temple has been built
within a rectangular complex. The temple dates back to early 15th century
and has intricately carved basalt pillars that showcase the incarnations of
Shri Vishnu. There are also a few sculptures depicting events from the
Ramayana. The temples of Hampi, its monolithic sculptures and monuments,
summons travellers and historians from all parts of the world.
time permits one can extend the tour and visit the destinations close to
Hampi which will add thrill and excitement to your visit. One of the places
to be visited is the Tungabhadra dam (17 km from Hampi) which is built
across the Tungabhadra river. The other place of tourist interest that lies
close to Hampi is Hospet which is 13 km away.
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Hampi experiences a tropical climate with summers falling
between(April-June), winters falling between (October-February) and the
southwestern monsoon rains from June to August. To visit the place October
to March is the most ideal time.
» By Air :
The nearest airport at Tornagallu
in Sandur Taluk is at a distance of some 32 kms.from the place. The second
nearest airport is Bellary at a distance of 74 kms. As these are small
airports, availability of flights from different destinations must be
checked before making travel plans.
» By Trains :
Hospet is the nearest rail head from
Hampi at a distance of 13 kms. Hospet is linked by rail to Bangalore,
Bijapur and Hubli.
» By Road :
Hampi is 350 kms from Bangalore. Both
government and private buses are regularly available from Bangalore and
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is a remote destination, but the modes of conveyance are sufficient to
fullfill the travel requirements of the tourists. The tourists can hire
cars, buses and taxis for a comfortable tour to Hampi.The quality
accommodation, up market areas and other city conveniences are also
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Hampi has less number of hotels, but offers a good number of lodges
and guesthouses. Most of these are located in Hampi Bazaar area near the
main bus station and the Tourist Office. Lodges and guesthouses are also
available in the area north of the bazaar across the Tungabhadra River. The
Karnataka State Tourism Development Council's hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari is
located in Kamalapuram area to the southeast of Hampi Bazaar. These guest
houses fall in the budget and mid-range categories where most of them have
roof top restaurants giving breathtaking view of surroundings.