The laid back town of Hampi in Karnataka dot a surreal landscape that will leave you spellbound the moment you cast your eyes on it! This World Heritage Site is far from what one would call ruins. This former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire was one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime. Plan on lingering for a while in this bewitching city and it rewards you with a unique and amazing experience!
Let's take a tour through this architecturally rich and naturally endowed landscape to know the best places to visit in Hampi. These are tourist attractions in Hampi which would amaze you to the core.
A View from Matanga Hill - PC : fraboof
Matanga Hill is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Hampi. Being the highest point in Hampi, it offers a spectacular bird eye view of Hampi and its environs.
Coracle ride in the river of Tungabhadra is a lifetime experience and is certainly one of the best things to do at Hampi! Imagine wandering on this dreamy landscape in a coracle, sighting the architectural and natural marvels, under the red canvas of sky!
Coracle ride in Tungabhadra - PC : Zac Davies
Virupapura Gadde is a small village located just across the Hampi river. Known as the Hippie island of Hampi, foreign hippie backpackers make this place their home during their stay at Hampi! The paddy fields, dotted with simple but elegant huts, offers a unique stay.
Vijaya Vittala temple
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As the epicentre of tourist attractions in Hampi, Vittala Temple is the most extravagant architectural show piece of Hampi. Built in the form of a sprawling campus with compound wall and gateway towers, this 15th century temple set in a striking landscape boasts of an opulent legacy!
PC : Hakri's
Elephant stable is one amongst the few least destroyed structures in Hampi! This long building with a row of domed chambers was used to 'park' the royal elephants.
Dotted generously with a large number of temples, archways and pavillions, Hemakuta is one amongst the best places to visit in Hampi. It is also famous for its spellbinding sunrises and sunsets!
Sunrise at Hemakuta - PC : Hakri's
The best time to visit Hampi is between October to March.
If you wish to explore more of Hampi, the famous Stone Chariot, Queen's bath, Sacred Tank, etc. are some other places to visit in Hampi. Hope this Hampi travel guide comes in handy for you while exploring this magical landscape! Happy Travelling :)