There is lots to see in and around Hampi, be it Hazara Rama temple, Mahanavami Dibba or the queens bath the Badavilinga or Lakshminarasimha however these delights in stone are not limited to Hampi. Travel a bit further ahead from Hampi to Bagalkot there are lot more monuments that can be visited and appreciated!
To the north of Tungabhadra about half an hour from Hampi is the ruined fortifications of Anegundi. Thanks to a heritage conservation project, the Kishkinda Trust Anegundi is an amazing place to stay and is far less commercialized than Hampi. To meet contemporary needs of tourists, traditional houses in the village were converted into guest houses without disturbing their ancient looks. You can get to Anegundi from Hospet.
Located along the Malaprabha River in the Bagalkot district Aihole is located 140 kms from Hampi a little ahead of Pattadakal. Aihole has 125 temples divided into 22 groups. The main temple groups at Aihole are Kontigudi group and Galaganatha group of temples. Durga temple is amongst the best known of the Aihole temples and also most photographed temples in Aihole. The names of the temples are based on recent usage, and do not reflect their original dedications.
Rock Climbing in Hampi
Hampi is the undisputed bouldering capital of India. The entire landscape is strewn with boulders.Some of the most famous bouldering sites in Hampi are the Hemakuta Hill, Matanga Hill, and the premises of Tiruvengalantha Temple
Pattadakal is a small village located 135 kms from Hampi. Pattadakal is about 20 kms from Aihole. Pattadakal has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Pattadakal has ten major temples and the best known amongst the temples in Pattadakal is the Virupaksha temple. Pattadakal celebrates an annual three day dance and music festival - Chalukya Utsava.