Phone and Internet Facilities
In Hampi, internet facilities
are available in cafes around the Hampi Bazaar area. The internet
centres charge about Rs.50 - Rs.60 per hour. If you go to
nearby Hospet, the same and sometimes better service will
be available for about Rs.20 per hour. Telephone booths are
available in plenty and charge for a call on a Government
tariff. Mobile phones do work in certain parts of Hampi but
only with BSNL connectivity.
Tourist Information Office
A Karnataka State Tourism
Development Corporation (KSTDC) information office is situated
in the main Hampi Bazaar area. The telephone contact for the
office is (08394)241339. The incharge of the information centre
is Mr.Nagraj. Additional information is also available in
all the KSTDC hotels and the KSTDC office in Hospet.
Foreign Exchange, Banks,
ATMs and Credit Cards
There are around 15 foreign
exchange counters at Hampi near Hampi Bazaar. All the counters
are only in this area. All exchanges have Western Union Money
Transfers and accept all Travellers' Cheques. US Dollars,
GB Pounds and Euros are most popular currencies for forex.
Canara Bank, situated in the Hampi Bazaar does a lot of forex.
MasterCard and Visa Credit
Cards are accepted by many merchants and banks. Some places
also accept Debit Cards. There are no ATMs in Hampi but you
can withdraw cash on your Credit Card from the bank.
There are a good number
of ATMs in Hospet. Most of them situated near the Bus Stand
and near the Railway Station. There are some ATMs in the market
which is just about 500 metres from the bus stand.
There is one out-post police
station at Hampi in Virupaksha temple just at the right hand
side of the main entrance. Ph: (08394)241241 (it is a shared
phone between the police station and the temple). There will
be just 2 constables here beating the duty. The main Police
station is situated at Kamalapur opposite the new Bus stand.
The nearest hospital to
Hampi is the Government Hospital situated in Kamalapur. The
hospital also has emergency first aid, 24 hour maternity service
and ambulance facilities. Hampi has a small clinic by a private
The Kamalapur hospital authorities
can be contacted by telephone at: (08394)241444.
has bigger medical facilities and can be contacted at (08394)223488,
The post office is situated
exactly on the left side of the main entrance to the Virupaksha
temple just outside its main entrance. The PIN code of post
office is 583239. The phone number of the post office is:
(08394)241242. The timings are 10.00 AM to 04.30 PM. Post
office is closed on Sundays. You can even send international
post cards or letters from here.