Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar empire from 1336 to 1565. The city was planned out in neat grids and there was an efficient sewage system, a bustling market place full of luxurious goods, and countless palaces and temples.

Today, the extensive ruins at Hampi continue to tell a mysterious, yet intriguing story about the civilization of a bygone era. The landscape is remarkable, with miles and miles of granite boulders and huge rock formations standing against the blue skies.

What to see

Achyuta Raya Temple; Elephant Stables; Hazara Rama Temple; Kodandarama Temple; Krishna Temple; Monolithic Ganesha; Monolithis Narasimha; Queen’s bath; Royal Performance ozne; Vipruprakasha Temple; Vittala Temple; Kamalapura’s Archeological Survey of India Museum (Timimgs 1030 hrs to 1800 hrs.) Monday closed.

Getting There

Air: The nearest airport is Hubli (151 Km), connected with Mumbai, in addition are the Goa airport (325 Km), Bangalore (353 Km) connected by indian airlines and private airlines.

Rail: The nearest railhead is Hospet (13 Km) connected by rail with Bangalore, Hubli and Guntakal.

Road: Hampi is connected by road with Aihole 156 Km, Badami 180 Km, Bangalore 353 Km, Bellary 74 Km, Belgaum 259 Km, Bidar 379 Km, Bijapur 248 Km, Gadag 98 Km, Gulbarga 264 km, Guntakal 133 Km, Hassan 353 Km, Hospet 13 Km, Hubli 151 Km, Mangalore 404 Km, Mysore 491 Km, Panaji 325 Km, Pattadakal 173 Km. Hampi is connected by frequent bus services with Hospet and Kamalpur. Hospet is in turn connected with important cities and towns in Karnataka.

General information

Area: 26 Sq. Km Temperature: Summer - Max: 41 Deg.C Min: 37 Deg.c Winter - Max: 27 Deg.C Min: 24 Deg.C Rainfall: 57.2 cm Altitude: 467 meters Season: October to March STD Code: 08394

Excursions

  1. Tungabhadra Dam (17 Km): The high masonary dam is about 590 meters long and 49 meters high. The resevoir spreads over an area of 379 sq.km.
  2. Chitradurga (150 km): This hill fort has 14 temples, remains of a palace and a mosque built by Tipu Sultan and an Archaeological museum.