Hampi: Everything you want to know.

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#1 May 21st, 2005, 20:24
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#2 May 21st, 2005, 21:03
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Thumbs up

And another fantastically comprehensive post! Can't wait for the detailed descriptions (nor would I want to think of the work going into them -- wasn't this one what you might want to call detailed?)
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wow, great post. Just looking at that long list of sites at Hampi, I sure did miss out a lot. Will definitely need to return.
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Great post, beach... 5 stars and a sticky!!
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Very good post Beach. Hampi is really a magic site. I spent there three days
last December and probably was not ennough to see all the places around. The ambiance is special and you feel really well and relaxed. As is a huge place you never feel uncomfortable beacause the people.

If you choose to stay in Hospet (we did) Malligi Hotel is the best option, far better( in stars) than the guest houses in Hampi. They have different kind of rooms at different prices. Good restaurant and swimming pool, although they are always making repairs and is quite noisy during the day. Hospet is probably the noisest village in India and the trafic inside the town is absolutely disconcerting. You should buy in Malligi hotel book shop the book about Hampi from John M Fritz and George Michell.

Have a drink or meal at Mango Tree Restaurant in front of Tungabadra river, is a nice place to rest after the long walks, and the food is not bad.

Before the sunset climb to Matanga Hill at the end of Main Bazaar ( is just a 15 min walk) and enjoy the views. Another way to see the monuments is in the night when the lights give them a magic image.

Enjoy Hampi
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Originally Posted by Jorge Reverter Before the sunset climb to Matanga Hill at the end of Main Bazaar ( is just a 15 min walk) and enjoy the views.
Oh yes.

Sunrise is mindblowing from up there, too, although I was warned not to ramble around there too much after dark due to muggings.

Great post, beach! Gets 5 stars from me, too.

If anyone's after budget accommodation in Hampi, I can recommend Gopi Guesthouse
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The Hanuman Monkey-Temple is probably my favourite place in Hampi. Watching the sunset from up there is something you don't forget in a hurry.



More Hampi photos here .
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That's wonderful Beach!! I really wanted to go to Hampi, but just couldn't fit it in.

Next year for sure!!
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Hanumans temple Hampi. Fine sunset
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or the sunset at Pushkar
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Originally Posted by freenote or the sunset at Pushkar
Beautiful photo freenote,
You should start a picture gallery with it, It'll get lost in here .
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Well some more are added….. And many more to come….time is the only trouble.

I’ll later attach tiny photos for EVERYTHING I’m explaining here, may be I need a bit more time to do all the trimming, naming, making it less than 50K etc to make it postable.

My worry is by that by that time my memory quota may run out. If that is the case hope mike would grand me some additional ‘honorary’ quota to post the photos

Also once the location wise ‘explanation’ is completed, I would rearrange to keep the locations in logical order to visit. (I’ll be numbering the sites and make some sample itinerary to offer optimum paths to cover the site).

Also I may do some more editing to the details/spelling/grammar as I’ m notorious for that.

Any way once the ‘work’ is completed I’ll declare…(still searching for the chief guest to declare the thread is officially open (aka the Cannes style )…aish, sharuk etc are in the list )
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Originally Posted by beach Well some more are added….. And many more to come
Great going Beach. Hampi will never be the same, what with us actually knowing what we're looking at I know I'll print it out if I ever return!

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Another excellent thread Beach, many thanks for that. Hampi is top of my "list" of all the places I next want to go to in India.
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As usual, a great thread Beach.

It has made me want to go to Hampi.
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