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Road Trip To Hampi – World Heritage Area

Excitement levels were high to hit the road because, I travelled with my two favourite people in this world. My husband and my mom were my travel buddies.

I have got to say that it was indeed a memorable trip, as it was the first time that all three of us travelled together, being married recently.

Travelling together creates a unique and strong bond and that’s why , one of my new year goals was to travel more with my loved ones.

On the way to HAmpi

About Hampi: Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Karnataka, India. It is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra river.

How to get there: It is located around 380 kilometres from Bangalore and about 385 kilometres from Hyderabad.

Details about the route: If you are travelling by car there are two route options . It took around 9 hours to reach Hampi from Hyderabad.

1) via NH 167 and Raichur road –We took this route Hyderabad – Jadcherla – Mahbubnagar – Raichur – Manvi – Sindhanur – Gangavathi – Hosapete. The Road was under construction from Devarakadra till Makthal. 

There are not many restaurants on this route. We stopped at Hotel Nisarga Deluxe, Manvi. This restaurant has a good variety of food options, was clean and hygienic. The Washroom was clean too.  

2) via NH 44- We avoided this route as this route has some factories. There are a lot of trucks on this route which can cause some traffic congestion.

Where I Stayed: Hotel Hampi International

Day 1:- 5:00 am alarm, coffee, bath, got ready and Hampi here we come… We hit the road around 6:00 am and stopped for some yummy breakfast at Udipi’s Upahar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad.Thumping music, beaming sun and awesome company made my road trip fun .

We Reached Hampi around 4:00 pm and checked into our hotel. We had some masala tea and just relaxed in the room till 5:30 pm. 

We were tired but then decided to visit the Tungabhadra Dam.

The water in this dam serves the needs of Bellary, Koppala,, Raichur district and many parts of Andhra Pradesh. There is a bus ride from the gate to the viewing point.

We then took a stroll in the garden with musical fountain and coloured lighting near the dam.

The Dam is located about 14 kms from Hampi.

Timings of the dam 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

Bus charges to the viewing point Rs. 20 for an adult and Rs. 10 for a child

We had dinner at Shanti Sagar restaurant. The Restaurant was clean and had South Indian, North Indian and  Andhra Cuisine.

After dinner we headed back to our hotel with tummy full of yummy food ,eyes full of sleep and hearts full of happiness and gratitude. 

Stay tuned to read about my day 2 in Hampi. Subscribe to my blog and youtube channel stylelifecafe for fun travel videos.

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2 Comments

  1. Shobha Pai says:

    Loved it! Very informative

    1. stylelifecafe says:

      Thank you 🙂

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