This is my third visit to Hampi in the past one year. The place has some charm which makes me go there so often (or is it the Mango Tree?)
A UNESCO world heritage site, these ruins of the Vijayanagar empire are located about 15 kms from Hospet, and on the banks of the river Thungabhadra.
Buses are easily available to Hospet, or even Hampi, from Bangalore. There are train services from Bangalore to Hospet too.
Important places in Hampi:
Lakshmi Narsimha temple
The Queen's bath
Stepped tank (inside the Mahanavami Dibba)
The Lotus Mahal and the elephant's stable (inside the Zanana enclosure)
Hazarama temple complex
Prasanna Virupaksha temple
Vitthala temple complex and the stone chariot inside it.
Last, but definitely not the least, the Mango Tree!
There are other important/nice places but I've only listed the ones I remember.
The team: Jitha, Kid, Naveen, Vyasa, Shailendra and yours truly.
Thus continues the quest...