Holiday Trip in Hampi

Memorable Trip with Hampi Holiday Packages

Ideally situated on the southern bank of the River Tungabhadra in a village in Karnataka, 'Hampi' is one of the most important destinations related to history of Southern India. Also called as 'Pampakshetra of Kishkindha', this place has some of the rare relics of the 'City of Victory'- Vijayanagara, and thus, it has been listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. According to archeologists, Hampi was established by 'Harihara' and 'Ukka' during 1336 AD. During that time, Hampi was noted for its stunning palaces, stables of royal elephants, gigantic forts, striking & intricate temples and much more. It comprised of a number of age old monuments (nearly 500), with each one narrating a story in itself. Being a famous ancient site, this place attracts a large number of tourists from not only in India but from around the world. presents exclusive Hampi holiday packages to get the best offer for your tour.
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Best Sightseeing Places in Hampi

Before going for your Hampi vacation, be familiar with where you must visit during the trip.

Virupaksha Temple:
It is a majestic temple that stands proudly amidst the ruins of Hampi. When the city of was pillaged by marauding invaders, the Virupaksha temple stood erect and worship continued throughout the ages. The deity of Virupaksheshwara or Pampapathi an incarnation of Lord Shiva is worshipped here.
Archeological Survey of India Museum:
Managed by the Archaeological Survey of India, this museum is located in Kamlapur (around 3 km from Hampi) largely exhibits two models of Hampi, which show the topography of Hampi. Apart from that, it has a good selection of daily use products of the ancient locals, royal remains and artefacts of Hampi's old culture that were found during the excavating of this site.
Vithala Temple Complex:
The most remarkable monument of the place, Vithala Temple is sited on the southern bank of River Tungabhadra. This beautiful monument is best known for its charming musical pillars (total 56 in number) that create an echo of a note when tapped. Another feature of this monument is exclusive sculptured work, ornate pillars, intricate carvings and 16th century art piece.
Lotus Mahal:
It is a fine synthesis of the Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture. Having unique aesthetics, this elegant structure has two levels with open pavilions at the bottom and balconies above. Lotus Mahal gets its name from its beautiful, geometrically arranged cusped arches that look like the petals of a flower opening towards the sun.
Royal Enclosures:
Hampi is separated into two major parts, 'the Royal Center' and 'the Sacred Center' that are located around 3 KM apart from each other. As the name suggests, the Sacred Center consists of religious sites and the Royal Center has the royal buildings, which belong to the "Great Empire of Vijayanagar".
Other Attractions (in & around):
In case you wish to explore more of these prehistoric monuments, then there are some places around Hampi, where you can plan an outing. Huligi (50 KM), Chitradurga (150 KM), Anegundi (15 KM) and Tungabhadra Dam (17 KM) are some of these places.

Best Time for Holidaying in Hampi

Hampi enjoys a tropical weather with hot and dry summers with peak temperatures touching 44 Degree Celsius. The monsoon starts from July and the rainfall is very heavy. The winter season lasts from November to February. The month of October enjoys festive season with celebration of Dussehra and during November has the yearly Hampi festival. Therefore, the ideal time to enjoy best of Hampi with sightseeing and festivity is between the months of October and March. So, plan your Hampi trip at the right time.

Must Buy Things from Hampi

Hampi is mainly a historical place, which invites people with its charming historical beauty. So, shopping here is not that much of an exciting thing. Yet, you can go shopping in the famous Hampi Bazaar, also known as Virupaksha Bazaar. There are various shops displaying several products including jewelry made by Lambani nomads, shawls to embroidered textiles, bags and skirts and antique coins that would make for some great collections as well as souvenirs to take back home.

Explore Options to Reach Hampi

Before booking your Hampi holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to reach this city. To know more, read on:
By Air
Belgaum airport situated at a distance of around 270 KM is the closest air link to Hampi. From here, you can take a taxi to the city. The next nearest airport is Bangalore airport (around 350 KM) from Hampi.
By Train
Hampi does not have a railway station. The nearest railhead to this place is Hospet that is around 13 KM away. There are about 10 daily trains and about 5 special trains to the station, which operate once or twice a week. From Bangalore, Hampi Express is the best option to reach Hampi. From here, you can hire a taxi to Hampi.
By Road
Hampi is very well-connected by road to Bangalore and other major cities of Karnataka. KSRTC buses ply regularly from Hospet to Hampi. Other than that, tourists can either hire taxi or auto-rickshaw to explore the ruins of Hampi. In addition, bicycles are also available on rent to explore Hampi. Choose any of the traveling modes and come for an incredible Hampi tour.
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