Hampi, also called as the Victory City, is located in the south of India in the state of Karnataka. This place was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire from 1336-1565 and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. It is composed of more than 350 monuments made up of temples, palaces, elephant stables, among others, and its length is approximately 26 kilometers, which is why it is advisable to rent a motorcycle or a bicycle to make your visit to the monuments. There is also the possibility of guided visits by local historians and rickshaw tours.
Hampi is a place full of beauty, history and culture with beautiful places to visit. From my experience the best transport option is to rent a motorcycle as these allow you to do a flexible visit, stop wherever you want and move more quickly and safely by different places. You should be a little careful as not all roads are paved in this place and as being a place that is surrounded by small villages is common to find animals grazing everywhere. The rental of these vehicles is very accessible and affordable, so easy you will find the renters, however you need to make sure that you get enough fuel and that the brakes are working properly to avoid disappointment and accidents during your visit.
This city lies on the banks of Tungabhadra River, which provides a wonderful experience, since close to the river you can find people mostly children waiting for those wishing to cross the river or just go around through this in a small rafts or boats manufactured by themselves in bamboo and plastic.
In addition to navigation along the river and visiting monuments in motorcycle, Hampi is a place surrounded by rock formations that allow you to have beautiful views and enjoy the beauty of its landscapes.
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