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“Treasure of History”

Group of Monuments at Hampi
Ranked #1 of 51 things to do in Hampi
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

You just stare at these monuments and imagine what would have been this place like in its full glory. Its breathtaking the seer number and size of these many monuments. Its not exaggeration when they say Hampi was the greatest city in its time.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

It's incredible. Everyone must visit once in life time.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Amazing to see stones put together to make such gigantic structures, water ways! Getting guides inside the main places will tell you much more about the place.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Traveled to Hampi with family from Bangalore.Hampi is a must visit for Historical /Ancient Monument lovers.

Time of Visit:We visited Hampi around mid June.Though this time is off season, but we had a good experience that is less crowded and comparatively cheaper.At this time weather is also pleasant.

Travel Plan:
Bangalore to Hampi:It takes around 8hrs by Car(about 375km).While going we took Bangalore-Chitradurga(NH48)-Hosapete(NH50)-Hampi.Bangalore to Chitradurga drive is mostly 6 lane and very smooth.But about 150km NH50 stretch from Chitradurga to Hospet is horrible because of 4lane work,bad road condition and full of heavy loaded vehicles.It took around 3Hrs45Min to reach Hospet.Better to avoid this route.
Hampi to Bangalore:Took Hampi-Challakere-Hiriyur-Bangalore route.Hampi to Hiriyur is state highways but road condition is good and has less vehicle movement.This route is advisable in day time because some stretch is through forest and is deserted.

Refreshments on the way:
NH48 has good number of road side restaurants/dhabas but NH50 and SH have very less.So plan accordingly.

Staying In Hampi:
There are several lodges in Hampi but most of them donot have private parking.We stayed in ClarksInn in Kamalapura a small town 4km from Hampi.Hotel is cosy,clean,v. good staff.Complementary breakfast is delicious with several options to eat.Kamalapura has several good hotel options and preferable to stay.

Monuments Visit:
Most of the monuments can be covered in one to two days.If you want to enjoy Hampi you should hire a good guide.All the guides have rate list of 1640/- for half day or 2800/- for full day(up to 5 people). But rate is negotiable depending on season.In off season you can get guides for 600/- for half day.With the rate beware to finalize the sites which he will cover.All important monuments are open from 8AM-5PM so plan accordingly.We had half day so we could cover following monuments--
1.Virupaksha Temple:
Temple is open till 7:30PM but better to visit in morning after sunrise because at this time inverted image of Gopuram can be seen inside temple from a hole.
2.Vitthala Temple:
Stone Chariot,Sangeet Mandap,Sabha Mandap,Vitthal Temple,Remains of bazar.
3.Hazara Ram Temple
4.Palace Area:
Queen's Bath,Lotus Palace,Remains of wooden palace's foundation,Ancient water pipeline system.
5.Narasimha and Shiva Temple(12 foot shivalinga)
We could cover few but list is very big.Wishing you a happy journey.

4  Thank Gauraw
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I normally travel with friends but I decided to go on a solo weekend trip to Hampi after hearing all the amazing things from my colleagues in Bangalore. Hampi did not disappoint me - I am still in awe of all the ancient architecture and all the stories about this historic place. The best part of my trip was Vinny. He is THE BEST local guide - he is funny, kind hearted, and wants visitors to see and feel every part of his hometown. I was afraid to travel to Hampi alone as a young female but that feeling went away after meeting Vinny. I would not have this amazing experience without Vinny. Hands down the best solo trip I have ever had!!

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