Introduction
Hampi is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned for reasons that remain unclear. The surviving palace and mosque are a tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted, phantom city. But the inner citadel is immaculately preserved. Its walls, palaces, baths, royal mint,courts and gardens still stand in splendidhomage to a great visionary and builder. The heart of the palace complex however, is verymuch alive.
Area 25 sq km
Altitude __ metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-30.0 C-43.0 C Winter-15.0 C-30.0 C
Languages Kannada, English, Hindi
STD Code 08394
Rainfall __ cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to March

Hampi Map



How to get there
1. Air :-The nearest airport from Hampi areTornagallu (32 Kms from Hospet), Bellary (74 Kms), Belagum (74 Kms) and Bangalore (353 Kms).

2. Rail:-Hospet (13 Kms) is the nearest railway station from Hampi. Hospet is linked to Bangalore, Bijapur, Hubli and Guntakal. One has to take the bus journey from here to Hampi.
3. Road:--State Government Buses ply to Hampi from Hospet every 30 minutes.Hospet is connected by road to Indian National Highway (NH14). This highway connects Bangalore to Mumbai.


Places to Visit
Virupaksha temple Ugra Narashima
Vithala Temple Complex Shivlinga
Virupaksha Bazaar King's Balance
Lotus Mahal Queen's Bath
Hazara Rama Temple Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy


Excursion
Tungabhadra Dam Hospet

Shopping
There are shops all over Hampi,especially outside the virupaksha temple and on the backside of the temple,selling clothes,bags,jewellery,shawls,toys etc..They are from different parts of India.


Accommodation
Hotel The Malligi Krishna Palace
Hotel Sarvesh Kishkinda Heritage Resort