Hampi Nearby Travel Suggestions and Itineraries

Taking a trip to Hampi? Here are our recommendations on how to make the most of your time in and around Hampi.

2 DAY ITINERARY (HAMPI):

DAY 1 in HAMPI: Spend your first day exploring the ruins, temples and monuments in Hampi. We recommend the Vittala Temple, Lotus Mahal, Lord Virupaksha temple, Mahanavami Dibba, the underground Shiva Temple, Krishna Temple, the Stepped Well and the Hazara Rama Temple. Read more about each of them here.  If you can’t visit all of them, fear not – you’ll be running past many of them on Sunday!

DAY 2 in HAMPI:  Wake up at dawn and walk, run or jog run across the ruins of Hampi – see these routes here. Spend the evening at Sunset Point, Matanga Hill watching the sun set over the Tungabhadra River.

4 DAY ITINERARY (HAMPI, BADAMI, PATTADAKAL, AIHOLE):

Travel to Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole
Travel to Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole

Visit two UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites this weekend!

DAY 1 in HAMPI:

Spend your first day exploring the ruins, temples and monuments in Hampi. We recommend the Vittala Temple, Lotus Mahal, Lord Virupaksha temple, Mahanavami Dibba, the underground Shiva Temple, Krishna Temple, the Stepped Well and the Hazara Rama Temple. Read more about each of them here.  If you can’t visit all of them, fear not – you’ll be running past many of them on Sunday!

DAY 2 in HAMPI:

DAY 2 in HAMPI:  Wake up at dawn and walk, run or jog run across the ruins of Hampi – see these routes here. Spend the evening at Sunset Point, Matanga Hill watching the sun set over the Tungabhadra River.

DAY 3 in BADAMI, PATTADAKAL and AIHOLE:

Take a cab or bus to Badami, a 6th Century town in North Karnataka famous for its rock-cut cave temples. Read more here. From Badami, head to The Group of Temples at Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 1987, located an hour away from Badami. From Pattadakal, head to Aihole, located a short way away and again, the site of temples dating back to the 5th Century. Together, Pattadakal, Aihole and Badami demonstrate the evolution of temple architecture in India. Public transport between Badami and Pattadakal exists though Pattadakal and Aihole are not well-connected. We recommend booking a cab in Hospet/Hampi and then visiting Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole. Plan to spend at least 2 hours each in Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole so plan to set out really early in the morning from Hospet or Hampi.

DAY 4 in HAMPI:

Take it easy on your final day in Hampi. Visit the shopping bazaar in Hampi to explore local arts and crafts or, for the more adventurously inclined, indulge in some bouldering!

Now plan where to stay , what to do and what souvenirs to buy once you reach Hampi.

NOTE: Go Heritage Runs is an award-winning fun run series. Join us at our next run and bring your family along as well.

You can also purchase excellent Hampi souvenirs at our store – link.

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