6 Cool things to do in Hampi

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage
Sree Virupaksha Temple, Hampi

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01. Hire A bicycle or a moped and Explore the Hampi

Hampi brings in a pleasant bicycle ride for you at affordable rental costs so that you can travel and explore every single nook and corner of Hampi. Alternatively, there are mopeds or scooters to serve your purpose.

Ferrying either your bicycle or moped across the Tungabhadra River via a coracle ride is the next best Thing to Do in Hampi.

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Location: Hampi Bazaar area, Kamalapura, Hospet. For those who accommodate themselves in Hampi, can always prefer to rent either a bicycle or a moped from either Hampi Bazaar or Kamalapura.

Timings: Bicycle or moped renting shops run open at 8:00 am in the morning and shut down by 9:00 pm at night. However, there are some early birds too which are functional since 7:00 am in Hampi Bazaar.

Charges: For a bicycle without gear, you need to spend 100 rupees per head per day. For the one with gear, you need to pay around 150 per head per day. The moped is available for 250 per head per day and scooters for 350 per head per day.

02. Visit the Temples and Ruins of Hampi Image Source: Karnataka Tourism

Ranga Mantapa is well-known for its 56 musical pillars
Ranga Mantapa also known as SaReGaMa pillars

This temple is famous for Stone Chariot and Musical Pillars. The Vijaya Vittala or Vittala Temple is the most famous and popular tourist attraction in Hampi.

The ruins here date back to around the 14th century and stretch a length of approximately 25km.

You will witness an altogether different amalgamation of fantastic debris with large boulders embracing the overall beauty of this pristine landscape.

The best time to visit here is the fall season, between November and February. Along with Vitthala temple, you can take a walk around Royal Centre and Elephant Stables.

Location: Vitthala Temple, Hampi, Karnataka 583239

Timings: Doors of Vitthala temple are open for the devotees from 8:30 am in the morning to 5:30 pm in the evening.

Charges: A visit to all three places (Royal Centre, Vitthala temple and Elephant Stables) would cost you around 500 rupees. Source: Thrill

03. Visit Anjaneya Hill Image Source: Metrosaga

Reckoned as Hanuman’s birthplace, Anjaneya Hills resides at the center of the Anegondi area. Make sure you are strong enough to endure your strength while climbing 550 steps that take you to the top of the Hill. Interestingly, the atmosphere here is cool, hence you can climb the steps with ease. Do not forget to carry your water bottles while you start your journey to the hilltop. Source: Thrill

Location: Hanumanahalli, Karnataka 583227

Timings: The Anjaneya Hills welcomes you for all the seven days of the week. However, prefer to reach this place early in the morning so that before the sun is about to sign off, you can make your way down.

Charges: There are no charges for climbing the Anjaneya Hills, nor are they charge for photography.

04. Coracle Ride Image Source: Karnataka

Coracle riding is one of the best Things to Do in Hampi while you make a visit to the Tungabhadra river. For those who aren't familiar with this type of activity, let us inform you that coracle rides are circular boats. Natives of the Tungabhadra region call it country boat, which can board around six to eight people at a time.

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Location: Tungabhadra river, Hampi, Karnataka 583239

Timings: Morning 06:00 am to the evening at 06:00 pm. Coracle riding is open in both in falls and summers. You can either prefer to reach here between January to March or October to December. During monsoons, the place closed for coracle riding.

Charges: For one ride is 50- 100 rupees per head.

04. Rock Climbing Image Source: Pinterest

Magnificently stretching boulders dot the vastly spread landscapes here and make it a perfect rock climbing destination for the real-life adventurers. Hampi is acknowledged to stand as the topmost rock climbing destinations of our nation.

You can even rent a bicycle here to explore all the boulders. Hemakuta Hill boulders greet rock climbers from all over the world. It is also important to note that there are very few bolt protected routes here. Besides Hemakuta Hills, you can enjoy rock climbing at Raghunatha and Tiruvengalanatha temples respectively.

Location: Hemakuta Hill boulders, Hemakuta Hill temple, Hampi, Karnataka 583239

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Timings: Rock climbers often find the soothing atmosphere of December to be fit for climbing. You can head towards Hemakuta Hills any time from morning 8:00 am to the evening at 5:00 pm. However, rock climbers prefer early the early hour. Also, climbing is open for all seven days of the week.

Charges: There are entirely no charges for rock climbing. However, you only need to be cautious of climbing with personal precaution.

05. Cliff Jumping