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Old 5th October 2021, 16:25   #856
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Are the sites open on weekends, we are planning to visit Hampi on the Dussehra weekend.
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I will be travelling to Hampi next weekend in my Verna. Just wanted to know a couple of things:
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We reached Bangalore from Kerala on the 19th. We are thinking of a Hampi-Badami trip this weekend, our first. Kindly help with a few queries.
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We have an option to stay at Vijayashree Resort in Hampi. Online reviews have been mixed, mostly on the bad side. Would like to hear personal experiences if any bhpians had been to this resort in the recent months. Thanks!
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found an oasis between Chitradurga and Hospet for breakfast, a place called Anand Vihar/Cafe. This is few Kms before Kudilgi and an ideal stop for breakfast as it comes around 3-3.5 hours from the start of your journey from Bangalore.
This is a great find @paragsachania ! We stopped by Anand Vihar based on your recommendation and were treated for a fantastic breakfast. Millet upma/pongal is a must try item!. Also one can buy the famous kardant from the organic shop which makes up for a traditional healthy energy bar

Within Hampi, we tried Green Restuarant for some tasty local kannada meals - Jolada Rotti, Kaalu Palya etc. This place is just off the Hampi Main Road in between the turnoffs to Virupaksha Temple and Vittala Temple. It has a nice rustic ambience set up amidst greenary in a farm. Lot of parking space, clean restrooms, also have a section for sit down dining. The owner is a young friendly chap, a former IT guy b'lored earlier, but wisely returned to his native for good. Their menu has all kinds of stuff which I am sure will be equally tasty going by the crowd during the lunch time. We just tried unlimited South Indian Thali with Jolada Rotti which was so good, we visited twice to have the same and we were not disappointed.

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While in Hampi, we also did our usual share of touristy stuff, but occasionally dared to follow gmaps to save a minute or two and ended up in interior roads, and we were rewarded with some amazing rural landscape
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For first time visitors to Hampi like me, I must recommend reading @Samurai and @procrj earlier travelogues on Hampi for an excellent coverage of historical facts. It helped a lot in understanding the significance of the monuments, even bettering the guide's narration some times.

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Stayed at the Kyriad Sarvesh at Gangavathi. Good place, its relatively new. Room rates are a lot more reasonable than staying in Hospet. If you are staying here, the location is just 2-3 buildings away from the Gangavathi bus stand. Google Maps shows you the back entrance which is not open.

Virupaksha and Vijaya Vithala are almost the same distance from Hospet. Only TB Dam is a bit far away, but you do get to drive on the wide Koppal-Gangavathi state road (SH-23), which is an absolute beauty.

The only annoyance is the road connecting Gangavathi to Kamalapur has a road filled with regular speed breakers for the first 8 km (till Anegundi turnoff to be exact).

Was a good food trip too, 2 visits to Naivedyam, one to Mango Tree (near Virupaksha).
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I drove Kudligi-Sandur onwards, and returned Toranagallu-Hospet Bypass.

I prefer the second, and wouldn't mind taking it onward way too. It's an extra 30 km but your car, your knee (if driving an MT) and your mind will thank you. Takes almost the same time too, or marginally more.

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I am planning a weekend trip to Hampi from Bangalore. Looking for suggestions for breakfast on the way (ideally within 1-2 hrs from Hebbal. Also any recommendation for trusted fuel station/s on the way back?
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For breakfast on this stretch, I have used Kamat at Sira multiple times. Not sure about the fuel stations; I generally use anything which looks big (regardless of the brand).
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Also any recommendation for trusted fuel station/s on the way back?
A new Shell fuel station has opened on the Sira bypass, roughly about 120 kms from Bangalore. Here is the link - https://find.shell.com/in/fuel/12685...anahalli/en_IN

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