Cheapest Trip to Hampi!! (A complete guide and budget travel tips to Hampi with friends)
Here's a list of expenses from Bangalore to Hampi trip.
Trip Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights
How to reach Hampi?
By bus: Approx 600-800 INR
There are many sleeper/semi-sleeper AC and non AC buses available on redbus.com
By Train: Approx 250 INR (Best way to travel)
-From Kengeri to Hosapete (Approx 409 Kms)
-Hampi Express 9:10 pm to 7:15 am
After getting down from the train, we had to get into a local tuk-tuk (INR 200-300) to reach Hampi. From there it takes 5 minutes via coracle or boat (INR 50 per person) of 5 minutes to reach the Hippie Island! The last boat for the island leaves at 5.30 pm.
We were staying @MowgliGuestHouse. This guest house has got beautiful river view cottages and the paddy fields with hammocks in front of every cottage. We were six girls and took 2 rooms with extra beds.
Room Tariff: INR 2000 /night per room
Breakfast @Mowgli Restaurant (INR 100 approx per person)
We booked a full day tuk-tuk package (INR 600) to roam around the surrounding places.
Places we visited:
We had lunch at the temple itself (It is free for everyone and every day but don't complain about the quality please!)
Warning!!! There are lots of monkeys around the hill. So don't take out any food items or even a water/juice bottle when you are out. (You should be ready for an adventure then).
Our tuk-tuk dropped us at Anjaneya Parvat and left which later came to pick us up around 6:30 pm after we finished watching the sunset and reached the bottom of the hill.
For dinner, we ordered food from our Mowgli Restaurant itself to our room. We had fun music night at our comfort.
For a change, We had breakfast @Gowthami Restaurant (INR 150 approx per person) near our cottage. The food was good and budget-friendly.
Again we booked a full day tuk-tuk package (INR 600) to visit major attractions in Hampi.
Entry charges : Indian – INR 50 & Foreigner – INR 500 (The same ticket can be used for Lotus Mahal and Queen’s bath.)
Then we headed to
Hazara Rama Temple
Meanwhile, for lunch we found a good restaurant on our way to Vittala Temple @Tamarind Tree Restaurant (INR 100 per person).
On the way back we saw Stone Sisters(Akka Thangi Beddha) and visited the Hemakuta Hill (Big Ganesha temple).
In the evening, we went to the magnificent Virupaksha temple and enjoyed the sunset at the hilltop.
One of our friend had to leave, so we all got ready and took a coracle ride across the river to drop her and go for shopping .. yes! local market shopping :)
Had lunch @ Mango Tree (Food was good) and left to the railway station by bus (INR 20)
To summarize overall expenses: (per person for 3D/2N)
Train Ticket - 245 INR
Stay - 1500 INR
Food - 800 INR (approx)
Auto(3) - 250 INR
Coracle Rides(2) - 100 INR
Miscellaneous(Entry fees,Bus tickets)- 100 INR
Total - 3000 INR (approx)
Tips to consider:
Bring along your toiletries.
Bring comfortable cotton clothes.
Bring enough cash as there are no ATM's around the guest houses.