Hampi displays the ruins of a glorious era, which appears unreal but amazingly captivating. The unearthly landscape of this crumbling glory will leave you spellbound the very moment you catch a view of it. There are loads of massive boulders resting precariously across miles of smooth and undisturbed terrain. There are a series of banana plantations, paddy fields and jade-green palm groves grown over the terrain. The blue-painted sky featuring fluffy white cirrus enhances the effect of magical atmosphere. Hampi, a World Heritage Site, allows you to immerse yourself in time-induced ruins or enjoy the vagaries of nature. More you stay here more you wonder how millions years of volcanic effect and attrition could have led to the creation of this bewitching landscape.
Hampi experiences high tourist traffic during November to March season. Two main accessing points to the vestiges are the Southern village of Kamalapuram and Hampi Bazaar in Karnataka. White Hampi Bazaar is a traveller’s ghetto for its budget lodges, shops and restaurants; Kamalapuram houses the archaeological museum and a government-run hotel. The Sacred Centre, located around Hampi Bazaar; and the Royal Centre, lying towards Kamalapuram are the two main parts of the ruins. The historic village of Anegundi lies to the northeast across the Tungabhadra River.