Seat of the Vijayanagara empire though the city was destroyed by marauders much remains of those days. The remains are preserved under the World Heritage Order. Hampi is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara on the banks of the Tungabhadra river. Located at 343 kms from Bangalore The Virupaksha temple along with many other temples are the main places to see.
How to reach
By Air - The nearest airport is Bellary (74 kms)
By Rail - The nearest railhead is Hospet (12 kms) away
By Road - Regular bus services are there from Bangalore to Hampi
On the Bangalore Hospet Highway is the Chitradurga with a famous fort. Bijapur was founded by the Chalukyas, and it has the tombs and dargahs. Gol Gumbaz the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah has superb accoustics. Aihole north of Hampi has over 125 temples, Pattadakal a world heritage site has 10 major temples. Badami near Aihole has a fort and cave temples. Anegondi is located on the north banks of the Tungabhadra River on the opposite bank of the Vittala Temple.
Planning a visit to J&K read through travelogues to plan your trip
June to October is a season of incessant rains. Bengaluru is plesant throughout the year, most cultural events and shows take place in winter season. In September you can watch the Kali Podu in Coorg. Summer lasts from April to June, Monsoon from June to September and Winter from December to January.
The end of monsoons is the best time to view waterfalls in Karnataka. Beaches lie Malpe, Karwar, Marwanthe can be best enjoyed from August to March.