Hippie Side (North of Tungabhadra River)
1. Chill out restaurants
Yes, the restaurants on this part have such a calm ambiance with low tables and mattresses on side to sleep, read novel or play music that you would love to lie down, have a beer or smoke and be at peace listening Bob Marley. We had lunch at Laughing Buddha Restaurant and it was a treat being here.
2. Resorts facing green paddy fields
Resorts on Hippie side are almost in countryside, far from traffic horns and city sounds. You can sit outside your room and can enjoy views with either green paddy fields or hills with boulders. We enjoyed our stay at Gowri Resort in Sanapur. Food was yummy and views were awesome.
3. Hampi Temples with Ramayana Legends
- Chintamani Temple in Anegudi: Ramayana Legends
- Anjaneya Temple, also known as Monkey Temple: Where Hanuman was born
- Maa Durga Temple in Anegudi: Colorful Sights
4. Sanapur Lake, Hampi
A walk in the morning at Sanapur lake and mix of golden colour with greenery of paddy fields at sunrise is something that you should not miss at all.
Hampi Temples & Ruins (South of Tungabhadra River)
This side of Hampi has ruins at almost every nook and corner. You can see them everywhere on side of the road and it would be really difficult to visit all of them. We booked an auto and visited major sites. There are many old temples which have been rejuvenated and are beautifully maintained. These temples deserve dedicated blogs for them and so we have written that for you –
Even beyond temples and ruins, there is so much that Hampi has to offer in terms of natural beauty. Sites of green paddy fields with water canals and banana plantations are treat to eyes.
Friendliness of local people added an extra flavour to our Hampi Trip. Hampi is mostly countryside and life is simple far from city sophistication. People were more than happy to guide us and make us feel like at home in Hampi.
Stay at Hampi
We stayed at Gowri Resort just next to Sanapur Lake. There are limited resort options, so book advance especially during New year time. All resorts provide the same basic amenities, so choose the one where you could relax and enjoy the serenity of Hampi.
Bangalore to Hampi
Hampi is well connected by train and buses but not so with air transport. We took our train from Bangalore and reached Munirabad station at 8 AM. Choose your station wisely. Get down at Hosapete if you are staying south of Tungabhadra river else get down at Munirabad if your resort is on hippie side.
Hampi is hot and dry for most part of the year, so go well prepared. To prepare you better for your trip, we have separately written about the things that you should take care for your Hampi Trip.