Hampi

Bangalore to Hampi

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This is for the folks from Bangalore who are chewing over a trip Hampi.

Take that night train (Hampi Express) to Hospet.

Thanks to in convenient schedule, Hampi Express is the most popular choice among travelers from Bangalore to Hampi. Hampi is at a short distance from Hospet. There are a few more train connections for Hampi from Bangalore.

If trains are  not an option for you, try KSRTC. They operate many daily services - both AC and non-ac types. Also there are other private operators who operate daily trips to Hospet from Bangalore.

Whether you opt for bus or train, try reserve your the tickets as early as possible. This is a very busy route, especially during the holiday seasons. Both the bus and train take you to Hospet town, which is about 10 km (6 miles) from Hampi.

From Hospet town to Hampi you can either take an auto-rickshaw or catch the local bus (every 30 minutes) from the KSRTC bus station.

If you are planning to drive to Hampi, take the NH4 out of Bangalore. Bangalore to Chitradurga you will be using the NH 4. From Chitradurga bypass take the NH 4 ( now renamed NH 169 ) for Hospet .

Cross the Hospet town for Hampi . At Hospet ask for the Kampili road. About 10 kilometers from Hospet , you reach a busy village center called Kamalapura. By this time the sights on either sides give you lavish hints that your final destination is not too far. Take the left road from the Kamalapura village square. The Road ends at the Hampi bus stand. Let us call this as your driving destination and the starting point of Hampi exploration.

The plus point of driving option is that you can add a few more destinations to your itinerary. For example you can stretch your tour a bit more by adding cluster Badami , Aihole , Pattadakal in Karnataka . If you are still more creative, you may end up adding the hidden gems like Mahakoota and Lakkundi. And there’s no end to this ever creeping list.

If you are traveling a by car, you need to use this bus stand ground to park your car during the nights, that is if you are staying at one of the guesthouses near the Hampi Bazaar area. Vehicles, expect two wheelers are not allowed beyond this point. Most of the guesthouses are at a few minutes walk from this point. However if you are staying at the Virupapur Gadde area,you need to cross a brief ferry too.

During the festival season however the parking is not permitted in the Hampi stand area. Usually the authorities designate some grounds in the nearby Kadirampura village for this purpose.

The state run Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari in Kamalapur have ample parking space. If your destination is this hotel, go straight from the Kamalapura village (instead of the left turn to Hampi ). Just beyond the village square you spot a fuel station on your left and easily the huge board of Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari opposite to it too.

The route is Bangalore --> Tumkur --> Sira --> Chitradurga --> Hospet --> Kamalapura --> Hampi

The travel time is about 7 to 8 hours by road and about 10 hours by rail. Bangalore to Hampi distance is about 350km ( 218 miles).

Route map showing the driving directions from Bangalore to Hampi

Route map showing the driving directions from Bangalore to Hampi

Route map showing the driving directions from Bangalore to Hampi

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