Hampi: Travel Tips for Exploring the Ancient Indian City

India, Hampi Guide (B): Hampi: Travel Tips for Exploring the Ancient Indian City

Hampi is such an adventure! You’ll be transported to a world of ruins, ancient palaces, stone carvings, palm trees, monkeys and giant Ganesh statues. It’s quite a crazy place and well worth exploring if you find yourself in the Indian state of Karnataka.

This site is the birth place of Hanuman, the fighter monkey god in Hindu religion. He likes to play tricks and features as an integral part of the Ramayan epic legend. So, naturally, you’ll find a tonne of monkeys who wander around waiting for banana offerings.

You’ll need at least a day or two to explore as there is quite a lot to do and it’s spread across a wide area. Here’s a guide to get the most out of your visit to the laid back historic city of Hampi.

Hampi is in the north of Karnataka and, unfortunately, there are no direct flights which will deliver you here. So, your best bet is to hire a taxi, take the train or bus from the main cities of Bangalore, Hyderabad, Goa or even Pune.

If you’re heading here by car from the cities, it’s a mammoth of a drive along a pretty terrible stretch of country roads. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
This article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store and Google Play. You can download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the attractions featured in this article. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and it works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Sights Map

Guide Name: Hampi: Travel Tips for Exploring the Ancient Indian City
Guide Location: India » Hampi
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Virupaksha Temple   Virupaksha viewpoint   Sasivekalu Ganesha   Kadalekalu Ganesha   Hazara Rama Temple   Lotus Temple   Lakshmi Narasimha statue   Stone chariot   Orange County Resort  
Author: Sophie Pearce
Read it on author's website: http://thirdeyetraveller.com/hampi/