The highest footfall of domestic & foreign tourists to Hampi comes from Bangalore. Amongst all the big cities in India, Bangalore has the best connectivity to Hampi and it is expected to improve further. This article will give you all the information needed to plan and execute your trip to Hampi from Bangalore.
There are 4 main ways and below we have tried to elaborate about each method in detail.
BY FLIGHT: Trujet just started daily flights from Bengaluru to Bellary Airport. Hampi is 40 Kilometers from here and can be covered in 45 mins by road. This is without a doubt the most comfortable way to get to Hampi. However the flight timings are such that you will need to spend a day or two extra in Hampi. For accurate timings and booking please visit – TRUJET.COM
BY TRAIN: Daily overnight train from Bengaluru. You will have to book your ticket well in advance especially if you are looking to travel on weekends during the peak season (November to January). You can check the availability and book your train ticket online on the Indian Railways Website or Travel Sites.
BY BUS: Several state-run and private buses depart every day from Bengaluru to Hampi. You can check availability and book your buses online on the State Road Transport Website or private sites like Redbus or MakeMyTrip. Alternatively you can get any ticketing agent in Bangalore to help you with the booking.
BY PRIVATE CAR: You can also hire a private car with a driver to take you to Hampi from Bangalore. This is the most expensive option of all but it is also the most flexible. At Explore Hampi we also offer our guests an option for pickup from Bangalore or any other cities. Submit an inquiry on one of our itineraries and choose pickup options from Bengaluru, we will send you a detailed quote.
Hampi is the kind of place where you can’t just visit and tick places off a check-list. You must really soak it in and immerse yourself. Most travellers leaving Hampi regret that they did not spend enough time here, don’t be that person. Plan to spend at least 3 to 5 days in Hampi. If you cannot dedicate that much time then at minimum spend 2 full days here.
There are a variety of options in Hampi for every type of traveller. For our recommendations please refer to the following article:10 Top Hampi Hotels for Every Kind of Traveller
No. If you are a foreign national all you need is a valid visa and passport.
September to March: The season in Hampi starts in September and peaks in December/January and ends by March. This is the time when the weather is the best in Hampi and allows you to spend more time outdoors. It can get really crowded towards December end and January. So make sure to plan your travel ahead of time.
April & May: The weather is unforgiving in the summer months of April and May. Most businesses that depend on tourist inflow shut down for these months in Hampi. Many guest houses, resorts and hotels run special promotion and drop prices as much as 30 – 50% during this time.
June to August: The temperatures drop during these months, but since it is still considered off season, the prices are low. The entire landscape transforms with the monsoon and there is lush greenery. This is a good time to visit Hampi if you are looking for a budget trip.
Hampi has warm weather especially during the day between 10.00 AM and 3.00 PM. So wearing comfortable light colored clothing is recommended. Please note that keeping the local cultural sensibilities in mind, we recommend you wear tops that cover the shoulders and bottoms that cover up to the knees. Carry sunblock or sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, hat or an umbrella. Insect repellent is also recommended if you are staying in a guest house.
With these curated itineraries all you have to do is come to Hampi, we take care of the rest. Your accommodation, travel and tours are all integrated into one seamless experience. We can arrange pickup from Goa for you.
On this engaging Hampi tour we will explore the rich history of Vijayanagara empire, learn about unique architecture of various monuments, hear stories of victories and defeat. This is a tour for all history lovers. If you are looking for a well researched tour of Hampi that covers all the important monuments then this one is highly recommended.