Before we jump into the one day Hampi itinerary, let's understand a few things. The attractions in Hampi is spread around a very large area (25sq km). Accessing these these involve a good deal of walk (trek), cross the river in a coracle, ride a moped or even hire a local taxi (auto rickshaw). Even in the best scenario, you would have walked almost 3-5 hours of the day.

Well, this is not a recommendation to do Hampi in a day. It's impossible, to say the least !

Nevertheless if you you are in a situation where you have only a day available, let's see how to take the maximum out of it. See here a more relaxed, 3 Day Hampi Itinerary.

We're going to discuss two possible itineraries here. Look at these and pick the one that interests you. You can even go bit creative with both, based on your interest, stamina(!) and the mode of transport.

Let's first start with the mode of transport. You can do it on foot, rent a bicycle or moped, hire a auto-rickshaw/tonga/taxi. All has its advantages and limitations. Mopeds (available for rent near Virupaksha Temple and Virupapur Gadde area). Be prepared and do not spend (waste) time searching for one. Remember we're about to cover 10-12 points of attractions in a day!

For the sake of convenience ,  the attractions are discussed based on its proximity.

Group 1: Hemakuta Hill - Sasivekalu Ganesha, Kadalekalu Ganesh -  Virupaksha Temple - Hampi Bazaar
Group 2: Achyutaraya Temple - Courtesan's Street - Kodanda Rama Temple - Chakratheertha (Riverside Trek) - Sugreeva's Cave
Group 3: Purandara Mantapa - Ruined Bridge - King's Balance - Vittal Temple - Vittala Bazaar
Group 4: Laxminarasimha- Badavi Linga - Krishna Temple - Chandikeshwara - Uddana Veerabhadra Temple

Group 5: Lotus Mahal - Watch Tower - Elephant Stable - Guards Quarters - Underground temple

Group 6: Queens Bath -  Mahanavami Dibba -  Pushkarni - Secret Chamber -  King Audience Hall - Hazara Rama Temple

Group 7:Bhima's Gate - Ganagitthi Jain Temple - Malyavanta Hill - Talari Ghata Gate

Group 8:Pattabhirama Temple - Archeology Museum.

Start the itinerary with Group 1.  This is located very close to the Hampi bus station area.

You'll do the whole of Group 1 on foot. All of these are walkable to one another.

Though you can explore Group 1 in any order, start from the slops of Hemakuta Hills. The main highlights of this hill are the two massive images of Ganesha. Furthe up in the hill are a large number or old temples.

Once the Hemakuta attractions are done, head to Virupaksha Temple. From there you can go ahead and explore the Hampi Bazaar, starting from Virupaksa Temple and Monolithic Bull pavillion at the far end of the Hampi Bazaar.

Once Group 1 is done you can either go for Group 2 or Group 4. So you'll need to decide based on you interest . Group 2 is essentially a trek along the riverside till Vittala Temple. If you are on a moped, you can not take it along in Group 2 route. Leave it at Hampi bus station area.

If you skip Group 2, continue with Group 4 after Group 1 which is accessible by road.

For Group 2 route, start from the Monolithic Bull (Nandi) at the far end of the Hampi Bazar area. A short trek across the Matunga Hill will bring you to the middle of the Courtesans' Street. On your right in the Achyutaraya's Temple. Once this temple is visited , trek along the Courtesans' street till the river side. You'll pass the Rangatha Temple with a beautiful reclining Vishnu image in it and the Varaha Temple .




Hampi Itinerary Map

Hampi's attractions grouped for easy sightseeing planning.

You may want to see the One Day Hampi Itinerary and the Three Day Hampi Itinerary.


Getting ready to cross the river to Anegondi area.

3 Day Hampi Itinerary

The scale and spread of the sites in Hampi demands you to plan for many days to explore Hampi. The following gives an idea on how to plan your Hampi exploration strategy.



This map details the location of Hampi in Karnataka, India. This web site has many maps on the Hampi ruins site. You may be also interested in Distance to Hampi from various places.


Hampi Express in Hospet Railway Station

Hampi Express

Hampi Express is a greatly popular travel option for those traveling between Bangalore/ Mysore and Hampi.There are quite a few reasons for its popularity.



Let's understand this first. Your tour to Hampi is combination of 'sightseeing' as well as soaking yourself in its mysterious environs.


Tonga (pony cart) is a popular way to travel between the Hampi Bazaar - Royal Center - Vittala Temple route.

Hampi in a nutshell

What is Hampi?Hampi ( a.k.a Humpi or Hampe ) is both a historic & religious place in India.


Open sites of Hampi. bicycles are fun and smart way to explore the ruins. Seen are the Saraswathi Temple (Saraswathi Temple 2) on a small hiltop. Further ahead on this trail is  the Octogonal Bath and a number of palace complexes.

Tour Plan

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Airports Map

Bangalore (BLR) is the nearest major airport for Hampi.Other near airports include Hubli,Belgaum and Dabolim at Goa.