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A Rendezvous With Hampi
Ritco ToursHampi 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.

Things You Can Do in Hampi
» Sightseeing : 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 nearby bazaar.

Sightseeing in Hampi
» 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.

Excursions from Hampi
Ritco ToursIf 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.

Most Ideal Time to Visit Agra
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.

Getting There
» 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 Hospet.

» Private Vehicles : You can contact us for this, as we are well established with an extensive number of luxurious cars and coaches for the tourists from all over. Make your India tour more comfortable and hassle free with our car and coach rentals.

Anchoring in Hampi
Ritco ToursHampi 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 available.

But, if you are looking for luxury, luxury and only luxury, then we are there for you. We with our excellent fleet of cars and coaches are always on our toes to make your trip the most memorable one. Book with us before starting your trip to Hampi, and make your trip to Hampi most memorable.

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.

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