The New York Times recently listed Hampi as the 2nd best place to visit in the World in 2019 after Puerto Rico. This UNESCO World Heritage site in the state of Karnataka was once the capital of one the largest kingdoms of India, the Vijayanagara Empire.
Head to the Hippie Island if you are looking for a weekend getaway from Bangalore as this is the perfect place to unwind and relax.
One of the oldest cafes in the city, this was earlier situated near the riverbanks. However, it has now relocated to a restaurant in the bazaar near the Virupaksha Temple. It serves South-Indian, North-Indian, and Continental cuisines. At Mango Tree, while their special Thali and Mango curry is a must try, do indulge in the delicious coconut lassi and tangy samosa.
Gouthami Restaurant in Hampi is a Multi-Cuisine Restaurant. They make a variety of delicacies. You can fully enjoy your meal in its relaxed ambiance. The restaurant offers a plethora of cuisines – from Indian to Italian, cakes and coffee.
On the temple side of the town, Moonlight is a famous joint for breakfast. So, to start your day right head to this restaurant for pancakes, and some good espresso coffee. This is a family owned restaurant near the Virupaksha Temple, making it quite accessible while visiting the ruins of the city.
Benjamin Live Music Café
Located at the Hampi Sanapur crossing, this homely café is filled with the sounds of good music and an aroma of good food that will stay with you for long. This café is known for the warm service provided by its owners and amazing home cooked food.
Located off the main road near the Tungabhadra river in Virupapur Gaddi, this café is very well known among locals and tourists. With an amazing view of Hampi’s temples and the nearby river, it is the perfect place to lounge around while taking in the breath-taking views of the city. On the recommended list is the falafel that people just can’t stop raving about. They also have jewellery, and local art and crafts shop in the vicinity, so you can go crazy while shopping!
This is one of the best places to be in for a late night out in the city. Located next to its guesthouse, this is an ideal place for a budget friendly meal. Open till the wee hours of the morning, they often have live music events happening for you to have the perfect evening with your gang.
With a view of the river and nearby paddy fields, this is an ideal location to just relax and enjoy the food there. Their wood fired pizzas and Israeli dishes such as the Falafel are to die for!
German bakeries across the country are popular among locals and tourists for its delicious food. This bakery situated on the Tungabhadra side of Hampi is no exception either. Go get your share of the cake, bread, and rum balls here.