Stunning Blend of Mythology and Culture
A mysterious place, Hampi, situated in the northern part of Karnataka is encumbered with majestic landscape fringed with exuberant green surroundings. The ruins give a fair idea about the mighty empire, which governed large parts of South India. From the breathtaking sunsets to the landscapes, architectural masterpieces to the amazing shopping spots, Hampi posses it all what it takes to be the fascinating tourist destination in India. This backpacker’s delight is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
While on top of this wonderful hill one can enjoy the amazing beauty of Nature. It gives an out of the world experience to the tourists trekking to catch the glimpses of breathtaking views of sunset and sunrise. This place also unveils the mythological history of Hampi.
The four galleries studded with assorted antiques and charming sculptures forms the principal attraction of Hampi.
Vijaya Vittal Temple
This is a splendid architectural masterpiece with huge campus consisting of various exquisite temples halls and pavilions. It is well known for the fantastic stone chariot which has conquered iconic heights for tourism in Karnataka.
Other Major Attractions
Places like Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Bazaar, Hazara Rama Temple and Lakshmi Narshima Temple are worth visiting. In Hampi, every monument hides more then it may reveal, thus this turns out to be surprise at every moment.
Shopping in Hampi
You can look for the popular Lambani crafts, stone artifacts, banana fiber crafts and leather crafts to buy as souvenirs from the bustling bazaars of Hampi.
Cuisine of Hampi
A variety of tasty South Indian dishes like idli, vada, dosa and uttapam comprise the irresistible cuisine of Hampi.
How to Reach
The gateway to Hampi is Hospet, a vibrant town situated close to Hampi village. The closest airport is in Hubli (160 km). The nearest railhead is in Hospet (13 km). It is well connected to the other cities and towns of the country by roads.
What Travelers Say?
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Generally all are good except that in shimla. Silverine hotel is not a suitable hotel for elderly people as they need to walk up and downhill to the hotel….though the place is ideal for shoppers - read more...
Thank you so very much for going above and beyond to ensure that we had a wonderful trip. I have been telling everyone about your hospitality. I truly had a great time and I especially am thankful for all your organizing and to take time to show us your family and invite us to your home. You have a beautiful family and I think Choti (your little sister) is so adorable - read more...
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Many thanks for putting together a wonderful and memorable vacation for us. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We did not find anything lacking from your side. It was our first visit to India and it seems like we are already planning to be back. The pace was hectic so we did not find much time to visit the local markets which we will have to make up next time - read more...
We reached home safely on Sunday morning (USA time) and slept most of the day. I cannot thank you enough for all your help and efforts in making our trip such a wonderful success. I will never forget the experiences we had and fun time we enjoyed all throughout the trip. I will send you pictures soon.....'not to worry!!!' - read more...
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