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Half a day in Hampi

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Half a day in Hampi

We are going to Hampi on Sunday January 3 (arrving at 1PM), and our return train to Goa is at 6:00 AM on Monday January 4, 2010. This gives us half a day in Hospet/Hampi. What is the best way to get a guided tour and hotel? I know this is a short trip, but this is all we could squeeze into our Goa trip. We already have train reservations from Goa to Hospet. Is there any place at Margaon train station to leave our luggage? We are checking out of one hotel on January 3, and going to a different hotel on January 4 upon our return to Goa.

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1. Re: Half a day in Hampi

At Margaon you may keep your luggage in cloak room. It should be pad locked.

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Well small world, me too I'm taking the train from Vasco da gamma train station to Hampi train#8048, on Jan 03. If you hear a french Canadien accent then it will be me.

Au Revoir

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3. Re: Half a day in Hampi

The two decent hotels in Hospet are Hotel Malligi and Krishna Palace (which is new, but my local contact says it is good). You can ask the hotel to arrange pickup from the train station, and car at disposal for sightseeing. In such a short time, it is better to have a car that you can take to drive around and see the main sights. We found that in 4 hours, we could accomplish a lot, and see many of the major sights. We did miss a few. The car driver can help find a guide, we found one in Hampi, he was not one of these really knowledgeable people, but he was just one of these guys that hang around. Still we took him because it would save us the time to figure out where to go.

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Keep in mind that in winter it will start to get dark early, so try and get started asap. The two sites that one needs to visit are a bit apart so one needs to factor that in. Assuming that you arrival point is Bellary, the heritage sites in Hampi are about 15 minutes or so away. Getting hold of a decent guide, in my view is mandatory, to get the full flavour.

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