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Hampi in Karnataka state, India is the site of the once-magnificent capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage site.



Hampi was the capital of Vijayanagar(14th century empire). The ruins of the empire is spread over the area of 26 sq kms. A Forgotten Empire by Robert Sewell is an interesting book which describes the rise and fall of Vijayanagar empire.

Get in

By train

The most convenient railway station is in Hospet.

By car

Bangalore: 350 km
To Chitradugra on NH 4
Take right to NH 13 towards Sholapur till Hospet
Drive another 13 km to reach Hampi (direction towards Hampi is well marked)
Hubli: 150 km, and Hospet: 13 km.

By plane

The nearest airport at Belgaum, 259 kms.

Get around






Hampi is a religious center so drinking is not allowed. Therefore, beer or other alcoholic drinks are generally not available at local resturants. Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari in Kamalapur has a bar which serves beer.


Get out


  • Out of deference to the sacred nature of the site, it is recommended not to consume alcohol in the area.
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