Hampi

An idyllic setting sprinkled with timeless ruins and soaked in glorious sunsets, Hampi takes you to the long-forgotten days of Deccan's glory. Once the ornate capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, this compelling boulder-strewn landscape is now a UNESCO-preserved World Heritage Site and a much-visited heritage hub of India. Let's take a walk through this sprawling landscape that seems like an open-air museum showcasing magnificent temples, and artistic edifices.

Alluring Attractions of Hampi

Virupaksha

Virupaksha Temple

One of the oldest functioning Shiva temples in India Virupaksha Temple dates back to the 7th century, much before the Vijayanagar Empire. It’s tall Gopuram, towering over the landscape, and exquisitely carved walls & pillars illustrate the heights of the craftsmanship of yesteryears.

Queen’s Bath

Queen’s Bath

Located amid the ruins of the Royal Enclosure, Queen’s Bath with its carved interiors, and stucco windows is a spectacular royal bathing chamber of the bygone era.

Lotus Mahal

Lotus Mahal

Living through the plunder of time & history, the Lotus Mahal is a marvelous blend of Indo-Islamic architecture. Splendid with gopuram-like towers and arched doors, this striking structure was once the social haunt of the royal ladies of Vijayanagar. .

Hemkuta Hill

Hemkuta Hill

A massive rock-face with steps carved into it, Hemkuta Hill promises you incredible views of Hampi and is a perfect place to click some splendid pictures. Though the hill is littered with temples, pillars, gateways, and pavilions, the two spectacular monoliths of Ganesha certainly steal the show.

Vijaya Vitthala Temple

Vijaya Vitthala Temple

This beautiful Vishnu Temple is much known for its iconic pillars that represent different musical instruments and emanate their sounds. This architectural genius makes this temple a wonder of Indian art & architecture.

Other Attractions of Hampi

Other Attractions of Hampi

Achyutaraya Temple- Venue for the celestial wedding of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati
C ourtesan Street/Sule Bazaar-Ruins of pavilions once dealing in precious stones & gems.

Nearby Excursions

Nearby Excursions

Hospet (12kms)- Gateway to the ruins of Hampi
Badami Cave Temples (140kms) - A UNESCO preserved Heritage Site, Badami Cave Temples depict the glorious heritage of the Chalukya rulers of the Deccan.

Fairs and Festivals of Hampi

Fairs and Festivals of Hampi

Hampi Festival – A tourism festival celebrating the cultural legacy of Hampi
Purandaradasa Aradhana – A classical music festival in the backdrop of medieval ruins
Virupaksha Car Festival- Chariot festival of Virupaksha Temple

Shopping in Hampi

Shopping in Hampi

Hampi Bazaar
A major attraction of Hampi, this street market replicates the bustling bazaar experience of the Vijayanagar Empire. Sprawled over a kilometer, this roadside market is a great place to buy spectacular handcrafted bags & textiles, antiques, miniatures of Hampi ruins, and various other souvenirs of the lost city.

Best time to Visit

Best time to Visit

The best time to visit Hampi would be in winter from October to March when the weather is ambient for you to walk through the sprawling landscape.

How to Reach

How to Reach

By Air - Jindal Vijanagar Airport, around 38 km from Hampi, is the closest airport connecting Hampi to nearby cities.

By Rail - Kariganuru Railway Station and Hospet Junction, at a distance of 15 km and 13 km respectively, are the two railheads connecting Hampi to various Indian cities.

By Road - Hampi is connected with the major cities in the region by a good network of roads and highways.

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