A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi, the erstwhile city of ruins, is one of the major historical places of South India. Once upon a time, it was the royal capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Right now, it is a ruined town boasting of ancient forts and palaces. In other words, Hampi is a land of architectural delight which beckons scores of tourists from several parts of the globe. Constructed by Ukka and Harihara in the 14th century, Hampi is noted for its holy temples, wonderful palaces, colossal forts, large pavilions and stables of royal elephants. The town is home to as many as 500+ monuments, each of which has its own story to tell.
How to Reach Hampi from Bangalore
The nearest railhead is Hospet, which is located around 13 kilometers away from Hampi. Hospet is well-connected to Bangalore and other major cities in Karnataka.
The nearest domestic airport is in Bellary. It is located around 60 kilometers away from Bangalore. Bangalore International Airport is located around 350 kilometers away from Hampi. Bellary airport is well-connected to Bangalore International Airport. Taxi cabs are available between Bellary to Hampi.
The National Highway 4 and Bangalore-Hyderabad Highway connect Bangalore and Hampi. By road, it will take approximately 5 hours to reach Hampi from Bangalore. Hampi is well-connected to all nearby cities including Bangalore via KSRTC bus services.