We all know that Hampi is a magnificent place for exploring. Every tourist who comes here should visit the important sites, mainly the ruins in Hampi. The place has the most amazing sites to see.
But, apart from sightseeing, what else can be done? How can you truly make the most of your trip and enjoy th+e place? Well, to know more follow this article, we have put together all the fun and cool ways in which you can enjoy a holiday in Hampi. Here is our guide to the best things to do in Hampi while on a holiday in the city.
Things to Do in Hampi
1. Take A Coracle Across The Riverside
Riding a Coracle gives you the opportunity to explore Hampi in a different way. For starters, you can enjoy the calmness of the river, you can also soak in stunning sites that you would not normally see if you just paid a visit to the heritage site’s historic places. Another good reason to ride on a Coracle in Hampi is that you can get to the other side of Hampi, this area is quite, peaceful, and has beautiful landscaped views, perfect for photography.
2. Go On A Cycling Tour
If you find walking around Hampi boring, fear not, you’ve got a great chance of exploring the city on wheels and at your own pace. No, I am not talking about a car ride, but a cycling expedition. Cycles are available for rent on a day-to-day basis. You will have to pay a fee, negotiate with the cycle rental company before you hire a cycle.
Some operators organize cycle trails in Hampi, it is the best way to explore the city as you not only get to know about the best places in Hampi, but you can also enjoy some physical activity and make new friends along the way.
3. Staying On A Rice Field
A good way to enjoy a break after touring Hampi is staying at one of the many cottages that overlook rice fields. Most of these cottages offer good rooms that have all the basic facilities. Watching the sunset from these cottages is a magical experience. It is best to only spend a day here as there is not much you can do apart from watching the sunset and walking through the fields.
4. Go Bouldering
Adventure sports is something to enjoy in Hampi. In the city of Hampi, there are many huge boulders where the adventure sport known as bouldering is conducted. Those who are experienced often visit the place and do a bit of bouldering. Those who are less experienced can book a class to learn how to enjoy the sport in Hampi.
5. Bear Watching
If you are a wildlife enthusiast, head to the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary to do a bit of bear watching. You can book a safari at the sanctuary and learn a little bit about the species via a guided tour. Photography is allowed here but you are advised to keep distance from the bears. There are special zones inside the sanctuary with watch towers from where you can see bears, too.
6. Go Temple Hopping
A must-do activity in Hampi is visiting the temples. Most were built during the 15th century and now lie in ruins. The Vittala Temple is the best one to see. You can also visit the stunning Krishna Temple in Hampi. The Hampi Bazaar too has some nice old temples to see. While you are at the temples, do not forget to catch a close glimpse of the amazing artwork on the walls. Sometimes, you will find guides at the spot, if you are keen for a lesson in Hampi history book a session with one of them. If you’re nice and friendly, they might just about help you know the best places to eat in and around Hampi.