The Ultimate 3-Day Hampi Itinerary

Waquar Habib


Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that used to be the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. It has intricate temples, palaces, and market streets, including the famous Virupaksha Temple, Lotus Mahal, and a stone chariot at the Vittala Temple.

Virupaksha Temple | Shutterstock

Day 1: Morning

Have a delicious breakfast at Mango Tree Restaurant or Gopi Restaurant, both famous for their South Indian cuisine and relaxed atmosphere. Then, visit the ancient and prominent Virupaksha Temple and explore its intricate architecture.

Virupaksha Temple | Shutterstock


Climb Hemakuta Hill to get the best view of Virupaksha Temple and the surrounding ruins. The hill is dotted with ancient temples, offering a bird's eye view of the Hampi landscape. Enjoy a lunch at the Laughing Buddha Café, known for its views of the Tungabhadra River and Goan dishes.

Tungabhadra River, Hampi | Shutterstock


Explore Vijaya Vittala Temple, known for its musical pillars and stone chariot. Following that, take a peaceful stroll along the Tungabhadra River and enjoy the stunning sunset view with breathtaking ruins.

The Stone Chariot located in the Vittala Temple | Shutterstock

Day 2: Morning

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the German Bakery, then tour the Royal Enclosure. Explore the Queen's Bath, elephant stables, and other notable structures as you appreciate the architecture of the Vijayanagara Empire.

Queen's Bath in Hampi | Shutterstock


Explore the beautiful Lotus Mahal, an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architecture located within the Zenana Enclosure, a segregated area for royal women of the Vijayanagara dynasty. Later, enjoy a delicious lunch at Mango Tree Restaurant.

Lotus Mahal | Shutterstock


Visit the Hazara Rama Temple, famous for its intricate carvings depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Later, take a hike up Matanga Hill for a stunning sunset view of the Hampi landscape.

Hazara Rama Temple | Shutterstock

Day 3: Morning

Enjoy a breakfast at Gouthami Guest House on Hippie Island. Later, take a coracle ride across the Tungabhadra River to Anegundi, an ancient village considered older than Hampi. Explore the village and its historical significance.

A coracle boat floating in Tungabhadra River, Hampi | Shutterstock


Visit Anjaneya Hill and Monkey Temple for a breathtaking view and friendly monkeys. Treat yourself at the Nargila Restaurant on Hippie Island for a great dining experience with a lovely river view.

Anjaneya Hill | Shutterstock


Enjoy a peaceful getaway at Sanapur Lake near Hippie Island. You can take a refreshing dip, unwind on the lakeside, or ride a boat. Later, to wrap up your trip, take a leisurely walk through the bustling Hampi Bazaar and soak up the lively evening ambience.

Hampi Bazaar | Shutterstock

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