But the most ignored and intriguing would be the ruins around the Band Tower. It is the most expansive site of ruins and with not a single soul in sight.
This should be the “Image at the back of our head” to remind us what have we done, and also to what our future generations are going to do with us. (Karma)
SUNSET AND SUNRISE POINTS
All the Sunrise and Sunset Points offer a very unique Hampi Landscape full of Boulders, Rice and Banana Plantations and Palm Trees.
Matanga Hill is also quite a climb, but as it is a Sunrise Point, only a few people end up enjoying the beautiful Hampi Landscape from this view.
The best place to be during the sunset is the Drum Circle Point, where a bunch of people are playing unique instruments and singing along together while the sun goes down.
Hampi is one of the world’s biggest Bouldering sites, and you can find fellow climbers staying there for months. There are a couple of shops where you can rent the climbing gear and hire a trainer. The best place to meet fellow climbers is The Goan Corner.
One should definitely give Bouldering a try during their stay in Hampi.
While in Hampi, one should stay across the river because that is where all the activity takes place. Your Purpose of visit should determine where you stay in Hampi.
Mango Tree is the best rated restaurant in Hampi, pretty famous for their Special Thali. Their Banofee Pie is to die for.
Laughing Buddha has the most chilled out vibe, a great view of the river and the Temples across the river. They are famous for their Chicken Cutlet.
My favorite kind of place is the one where the locals relish their food. Sri Shiridi Sai Tiffins, a self service outlet, near the Hospete Bus Stand takes the cake, serving the most outstanding (and good enough for 2 people) Masala Dosa and Uttapam for INR 25-30, serving to over 1200 people daily.
There are also some reservoirs you can end up going to, but the best place to enjoy a nice swim is Hanumanhalli, where there are small natural ponds and a lot of trees and a cool breeze to have a quick afternoon nap in the shade.
RUMOUR ABOUT HAMPI
A lot of locals around Hampi are worried about their livelihood, which depends on tourism, as the rumor has it that all the commercial activity around THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE, is going to be stopped, to preserve the ruins. And that is exactly the reason that you should go visit Hampi, while you still can.