Travelers take in a view of Hampi from a boulder hill.

• The weather in Hampi is rather hot, so light cotton clothing is preferred.

• For evenings, carry a shawl orsweater, especially in the winter months (December –February).

• Avoid clothes that might reveal the shoulders, legs and deep necklines.

• It is best to avoid street food if one has a sensitive stomach.

• Hats, sunglasses, sun-cream, small foldable umbrellas.and mosquito repellent are advised.

• Shoes should be easy to wear on and take off, easy to walk, and not expensive. Carry many pairs of cheap socks which you might feel tempted to throw.

• Before taking pictures of people, always ask their permission.

• Be careful of the helpful taxi or rickshaw driver who wants to take you shopping to his uncle’s store!

• Carry your own medication.

• Carry bottled water.

• Ask for an air-conditionedcar unless you’re happy to rough it out.