Hampi, located in Karnataka is famous for its temples and historical monuments. There are many interesting things that a traveler can do there such as selfie at monkey hill, enjoy a home stay, bouldering etc. There are many Hampi Tour Packages available. A traveler can easily be rejuvenated by the landscape of the place. It is a good place to visit if you love to trek and camp. Here is a list of places that you can visit in Hampi.

1. Matanga Hill Hampi

It is one of the best places to visit in Hampi to get a 360 degree view of the city. There is also Hampi Bazaar located near to the hills. It is a perfect place to visit for those travelers who love to trek. There is also a temple located on the top of the hill from where one can enjoy the sunrise and sunset. It is a must visit place for photographers as one can click beautiful pictures of the city from this spot.

2. Stepped Tank

This is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Hampi. There are various marks on the tank which showcase the flow of water. This tank was probably used by royals for some religious purposes. They were part of temples and used for bathing for religious purposes. There are various water tanks in Hampi and these are known as Pushkarnis. These stepped tanks are a must visit when visiting Hampi.

3. Virupaksha Temple

Virupaksha Temple is the main pilgrimage at Hampi. Hindu god Shiva is worshipped here in this temple. Chariot festival is celebrated in February here. Also this temple is famous for the marriage festivities of the god and the goddess. The temple is open seven days a week for public. The temple is highly preferred and visited by people who love to explore the history and believe in mythology. The place should be definitely visited, so book yourself Hampi Tour Packages and experience the mythology.

4. Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary

This sanctuary attracts a lot of travelers every year. There are a large number of sloth bears in the sanctuary along with other animals such as jackals, leopards, hyenas etc. Children are attracted to the place. The ticket costs just 25 bucks for an Indian. A person who loves to explore the wildlife and is a nature lover would enjoy a lot at this place. The place is well maintained and is a perfect spot to be visited with family.

5. Lotus Mahal

The Lotus Mahal, located inside the Zanana Enclosure, showcases archaeological beauty. Also known as Kamal Mahal, it is a beautiful monument shaped like a lotus flower on its top. The uniqueness of this temple is its structure. It is shaped like a lotus which is half open. There are also water channels in the Mahal to keep the place cool in summers. It is a must visit place if you are a lover of art and appreciate the archaeological structures and beauty. The place is a must visit and you can book exciting Hampi tour packages from Bangalore and have a hassle free trip.

6. Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum is a must visit for history lovers and kids. The museum was established in 1972. It basically has four galleries and these galleries show a model of Hampi valley. There is a model in the museum which is a replica of Hampi valley as it is with hills and rivers. One can also find Hampi ruins over there. The entry fee is INR 5 for indian visitors. You must visit this museum, so add it your to do list.

Author's Bio: 

Coming from the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata, Simmie’s sole motto is to explore life through journeys to unexplored destinations and knitting travel stories. She believes in creating memories, eating like a local, talking to the natives, understanding their way of living and capturing their smile in her camera. Be it quaint little Himalayan villages, grand forts in Rajasthan or serene beaches in Goa or ancient temples in hampi(karnataka), all the destinations have an untold saga, which she tries to unfold! All her journeys, new or old, are etched on the canvas of her heart like a beautiful painting. Experimenting new dishes and experiencing different cultures are some of the things she enjoys the most. It's through travelling that she derives inspiration. An ardent reader, cinema lover and a nascent photographer, she wishes to listen and discover the myriad colours and sounds of nature.