Hampi’s climate is generally dry & hot. March to early June is the summer. Monsoon brings some wet weather that typically lasts from late June to early August. The colder period of the year is from November to February.

Irrespective of the climate, Hampi is open for visitors all round the year.

Tourist crowd (and prices too!) drops during the summer & rainy seasons.

Day temperature in summer can reach close to 40 deg C (104 deg F).

If you are planning to tour during this season wear protective loose cotton cloths & headwear (hat or scarf). Carry plenty of drinking water during the tour. One of the bonuses of touring Hampi during off season is the quietness and the relative seclusion of the sites.

Rains can put your local Hampi itinerary out of gear. Most of the spots you are going to tour are open areas. The unpredictable rain can make you camp at the hotel room, or restrict your tour to a limited number of spots.

Remember, most of the ruins you are going to cover on foot or by bicycle/moped. Even if you hire a cab, you will require walk along open areas. And one more thing, during the torrential rain the coracle crossing services at the river is halted due to safety reasons.

Bring a plastic raincoat, if you are still committed to tour the ruins during the rainy season. Nevertheless it is possible to explore Hampi around the year, though the rainy and summer seasons are less preferred.

Dust settled, the river full and the monuments got a though wash, post rain weeks the whole of Hampi spots a fresh & green look.

Though the nights are cold, the winter offers a pleasant climate to tour the ruins. The day temperature in the winter can be in its mid 20 deg C (mid 68 deg F) range. Visit Hampi during the winter (Nov-Feb) period and join the mob in style!

bicycles are fun and smart way to explore the ruins

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.

bicycles are fun and smart way to explore the ruins

Kamalapura

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.

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Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari

This is a state run (KSTDC) hotel in Hampi.From a budget point , this hotel can be in the called a mid range hotel.

Rent a bicycle at Hampi. They are both fun and efficient way to explore this large ruins site.

Cost!

Here are some random collections of typical costs for a planing budgets for your Hampi tour.Rate are a just ballpark figures, mainly aimed at the budget travelers.

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Rent a bicycle at Hampi. They are both fun and efficient way to explore this large ruins site.

Distance to Hampi

Here is a chart of distances to Hampi from various towns and cities in India.There are many direct connections to Hampi (Hospet).

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Etiquette

Well, this section is meant for those of you who are new to the Indian mannerism and culture.You may skip reading the following if you are familiar.

Facilities in Hampi

Though Hampi is an important tourist destination the facilities available at the site are basic.But you can practically find the services one would require normally in a 3-4 days stay.

Food in Hampi

Most of the Hampi’s eateries are concentrated around the Hampi Bazaar .Typical south Indian vegetarian food is the order of the town.

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