Hampi tour package: A guide to beautiful places

Hampi is located in the Vijayanagara district, east central Karnataka, India. It is referred for its Group of Monuments which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in the Hampi town.

With a variety of its forts, shrines, temples, pillared halls, mandapas, water features, and other structures, it preserves the ruins of the Hindu Kingdom in South India. Sacred centers, royal centers, and urban centers serve as its divisions. Each one displaying its grandeur and plenty.

The best time to visit this place is winter as it begins here from November to February. The day time is pleasing and the nights are quite chilly. You can cover visiting the places within 2-3 days. Whether you are a spiritual enthusiast, an art lover, or a history lover, this has to be your go to spot.

Let us look at one of the best places to visit in Hampi:-

Virupaksha Temple

This is a 7th century temple dedicated to the incarnation of Lord Shiva. It is considered as one of the oldest temples in the country with numerous devotees visiting everyday to seek blessings. It also holds an underwater temple inside the complex. It is one of the most widely visited temples with its astounding architecture and intricate carvings.

Queen’s bath

The Queen’s bath is a colossal bath that was constructed for the royal family of Vijayanagara. It was used as a private bathing chamber for the king and his queens. Built in the indo-islamic style it is a sight of splendor and glory. 

Lotus Mahal

One of the most aesthetic places and widely known for its Indo-islamic architecture. This lotus shaped structure stands on 24 pillars and the central dome looks like the bud of Lotus and its corridors as petals. 

Matanga Hill

It is the highest place in Hampi that offers you a breathtaking sight of the entire city. You can watch the sunrise and the sunset from this point and witness the ruins of this magnanimous place.

Hemakuta Hill Temple

This temple is famous as it is situated between the hills and ruins of the city. Its spectacular way and unique architecture offer the devotees a sense of spirituality and Godly presence.

Hippie Island

This island is well known for huts that enhance your traveling experience. They possess essential amenities and are surrounded by various cafes that offer the best food and a serene atmosphere. 

Hampi Bazaar

Stretching over an area of one kilometer the bazar holds ruins of pavilions on its sides with a huge statue of the Nandi Bull. It also has a gallery of photos that date back to the 19th century. One definitely has to shop for artifacts, jewelry, antique coins and embroidered shawls.

Royal Enclosure

It once served as the seat of the Vijayanagara king. Spread over an area of 59,000 sq meters, it is an open air museum that has ruins of palaces, water tanks, and several other structures speaking the richness of the kingdom then.

Achyutaraya Temple

This is the last temple in Hampi which was built in the 16th century. It is situated between the Matanga and Gandhamadana that adds charm to it. The temple is very huge and has intricate carved pillars and ornamental details. 

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

This temple houses the largest statue of Hampi. It has a 6.7 meters tall statue of Lord Narasimha that dates back to the 15th century. One can see the deity sitting in a seven headed snake in a cross legged position.

Tips for exploring Hampi

  • For exploring the heritage side you can hire a cycle. Or you can also hire a moped or go for a one day taxi along with the help of your tour guide.
  •  You can reach Hampi by air, and road.
  • Carry enough cash with you as the ATMs are far away.
  • Not all parts have good internet connections. So don’t depend on Google maps.
  • Carry basic toiletries.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Do not forget to take a coracle ride to the Tungabhadra river. There are motor boats available that take you to the other side of the river.
  • Plan out your day.
  • Carry your water bottle and snacks.


If heritage and history is your thing then Hampi is the best place you can visit. Every place has a history of its own that takes you centuries down the lane. It tells you stories of the Vijayanagara Kingdom and mythological stories that are soothing to listen to. With its variety of temples and architectural designs it gives you a lifetime experience to your spiritual being. It’s a time wherein you get carried away by nature and its splendid aura. So when’s your trip to this most beautiful and significant site?

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