Kamalapura is a busy small village located at the southern fringe of the Hampi ruins. In fact you will be visiting Kamalapura as some of the major attractions are located here. As you are about to reach Hampi from Hospet, your bus pass through a bund (embankment) with a sprawling tank on your right side. This manmade tank was the primary reservoir catering to the aquatic structures you can see in and around the Royal Center.
The main attractions in Kamalapura includes the Archeological Museum located near the village square and the ....., a bit east of it.
Apart from these two Kamalapura has a number of old temples still in active worship. For example the Nagaresvara Temple and the pre-Vijayanagara fortifications around it worth a visit. The fort is peculiar with its circular bastions (now almost in a decayed condition). The gateway to the fort spots large bas-reliefs of Gandabherunda, believed to be the official insignia of early Vijayanagara kings.
Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneswari , the state run three star hotel in Hampi is located in Kamalapura. So is the only fuel station in Hampi. From Kamalapura you can visit attractions like Bhima’s Gateway , Ganagitti Temple., Malayavanta Rraghunatha temple.