From Bangalore to Hampi

#1 Jan 13th, 2009, 10:40
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Hi,

we are planning a trip to Hampi and wondering if there are nice places to stop on the way?

Thanks
#2 Jan 13th, 2009, 11:02
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That really depends on what your definition of "nice" is. There certainly are "interesting" places, especially if you're into old hill forts and temples. The towns, however, are not really set up for foreign tourists, so expect basic to middling accomodations, may be a few nice places, and a general lack of infrastructure. On the other hand, since it's not tourist country, you might not have many hassles from touts, etc. (That will change when you reach Hampi.) It's mainly bus country, though - it's not easy to travel short distances by train in that part of Karnataka because of the way the lines run. But it also sort of depends on the route you take. I once took a public bus from Mysore to Hampi. It took 14 hours. Interesting, but very long and very, very rough. A friend of mine visited Bellary a few years ago and was not terribly impressed. However, almost every town in northern Karnataka boasts a hill fort and a medieval Hindu temple. It's definitely the "real" south India.
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If going via road:

1. Vani Vilas Sagar Dam.
2. Chitradurga fort
3. The landscapes are really beautiful. At some places, there are wind mill farms and they look awesome...

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