What language do they speak in Hampi?

Kannada is the state language. The majority of the population in this region speaks Kannada. Urdu and Telugu too make its appearances infrequently. So does Hindi.

However the tourist-driven local enterprises are somewhat multilingual. Even though everyone may not be fluent , English is a sort of official language of interaction, if unable to communicate in the local languages.

Hampi is not notable for foreign language guides other than the English speaking ones. Nevertheless there are some  exceptions. It’s not very difficult for you to manage the whole Hampi affairs in Hindi or English, if you don't have command over the locally spoken languages.

Most of the guides are local villagers with varying levels of knowledge on the subject. They may not be fluent in using different languages, but sufficiently armed to satisfy a typical curious visitor.

A number of restaurants and hotels have put up their boards and menus in many foreign languages like French, Hebrew, Japanese and Korean...

The signposts and narrations boards installed at the sites typically use three languages – English, Kannada and Hindi.

The last words for those who do not know local languages: You can manage the show reasonably well if you possess some understanding of English language, are skilled in mime and have a bit of patience. See also the local customs and etiquettes...


A signpost in the Hampi ruins site.

The sign posts in Kannada,Hindi and English


Sunflower farming near Hampi

Climate in Hampi

Hampi’s climate is generally dry & hot.March to early June is the summer.


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


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.


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.


Hampi Tour Cost and Budget

Bangalore > Hospet by Bus
Rajahamsa (State operated bus); Local bus (state operated)
Bangalore > Hospet by Train : Rs 150 to Rs 1300
For Hampi Express (Train No.6591 for Hospet to Bangalore; Train No. 6592 for Bangalore to Hospet) : First AC (1A) : Rs 1286; Second AC (2A) : Rs ...

Hotels and Lodges in Hampi

And finally you've arrived at Hampi!In all probability you've taken that 30 minutes local bus from Hospet to Hampi.


Hampi Landscape

How to reach Hampi ?

Your gateway town to Hampi is Hospet , bustling town located very close to the Hampi village.
This is the major travel hub from where you can get the travel connections as well as a variety of hotel options.


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.