Goa to Hampi day trip

Old Aug 6th, 2017, 06:08 PM
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Goa to Hampi day trip

Hello again, we would like to see Hampi while in the Goa area. Can this be done as a day trip and how can I get out and back? Bus, car and driver?
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Old Aug 6th, 2017, 08:49 PM
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Where in Goa? It's a state, not a town.

In any case, not if you want to see much. There and back by car will take all day. Travel by train would give you a couple of hours but you'd have to take the night train back.

Have you read any guidebooks? If not, now would be a good time.
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 01:13 AM
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I will be in paanji. Yes I have the guide books but just seeing if anyone had more info.
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 04:10 AM
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Absolutely not. It takes too long to get there so you won't see a thing in Hampi.
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 05:40 AM
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And I wouldn't be too upset about missing it. Many of the ruins are very ruinous, although the Golden Chariot is impressive. It was big on the backpacker circuit because of the drug scene, but when I was there a few years back they had cleaned things up a lot. It was very hot when I was there, and that was December....
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 07:29 AM
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I really enjoyed our time in Hampi, although we visited mamalapurum later in the same trip (near chenai) and it reminded me a bit of the Hampi ruins. I am a big fan of the Tamil Nadu region of India and highly recommend visiting the amazing temples there.
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 08:35 AM
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Agree about Tamil Nadu, but Hampi is a hassle to get to and I'm not convinced it's worth it. Too many other options!
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 08:59 AM
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Well I am in the south goa area for 4 days and cannot really count on the weather so I'm trying to fill in a full day doing something. Suggestions????
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 09:07 AM
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Old Sep 8th, 2017, 09:34 PM
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Even though a cousin of mine did a bus trip there it was a long one. My research says you need to stay at least two days as it is hot and the hotels are far from the ruins. It is a trek to get to them and you will have to walk some distance, so you would need to get there early morning before the heat sets in or leave it till the late evening, although I think there is a shut down time, so you will need to be aware of that. The train journey from Panjim to Hampi goes past some great waterfalls, provided youa re on the right side of the train and it has been raining.
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