Once the capital city of the powerful South Indian Vijayanagara Empire, Hampi is a World Heritage Site that draws visitors from around the world. Spread over 36 sq km, the ruins of the city display over 1500 monuments set amidst an awesome boulder-strewn landscape along the banks of the Tungabhadra river. At Hampi, one can see the remnants of opulent palaces, marvellous temples, massive fortifications, baths, markets, aquaducts, pavilions, stables for royal elephants, and elegantly carved pillars. A visit to Hampi is a sojourn into the past and the best way to experience it is to take a leisurely stroll through the eloquent ruins that are located in two areas, the Royal Centre and the Sacred Centre.
Karnataka Hotels, Hampi is the only hotel located within the World Heritage Site area. The newly-renovated hotel offers 30 well-appointed, air-conditioned rooms with the option of a suite, deluxe and semi-deluxe accommodation. Guests have the convenience of a restaurant that offers Continental and Indian cuisine as well as a beer bar. The hotel also arranges Hampi sight-seeing trips and can arrange for tourist guides who speak fluent English.