I really love taking time out to travel and getting to know about the different lifestyles. With work keeping us busy most of the time, me and my husband never miss an opportunity to travel when we get one. For one of our previous anniversaries we chose to go to Hampi and get a glimpse of that world famous Heritage site. It is a must-visit place for art and history lovers!
The place really does look the well flourishing capital city of the Vijayanagara empire that it was. It houses a huge number of Hindu temples and architectural sites. The temples and ancient structures alongside river Tungabhadra make for a beautiful sight. You can feel the vibes of life in a different era. Our trip was just for the weekend, and here’s what we did. Hopefully, these will help you plan if you are short of time.
Where we stayed:
We made a last minute booking at the Clark’s Inn, which is about 12km from the Hospet Junction. It was a good place to stay – great rooms, good room service, courteous staff and a decent restaurant.
Itinerary and the Pics!
We tried to squeeze in maximum places into our itinerary but hot as it was, we skipped a few. Read on for a simple itinerary but amazing pictures 🙂
Tip: Hampi is an extremely hot place to visit in summers, and so it is best when planned in the appropriate season.
- A walk alongside River Tungabhadra
- Kodhandarama Temple
- The Vijaya Vithala Temple Complex
- Vittala Bazaar
- Virupaksha Temple
- Manmatha Tank
- Hemakuta Group of temples
- Kadalekalu Ganesh Temple
- Hire a cycle to ride through the town. The sites of interest are close to each other and you will also get a glimpse of the local life there.
- Walk along the Tungabhadra River: There are two ways to reach the Vijaya Vithala Temple, but the one which goes alongside the river banks is definitely not to be missed!
- Lunch at the Mango Tree Restaurant, especially if you would like a sit-on-the-floor local cuisine food 🙂
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