Route : Cochin – Palghat – Salem – Hosur – Bangalore – Tumkur – Chitradurga – Hospet – Hampi —- 900km ( 13 hour travel time)
Car : Scross ( mileage 17.5km/l)
Total kilometers : 2100
Road condition : Cochin to Coimbathore roads are average. From Coimbathore to Hospet excellent( at some stretches the road were average) . Hospet to Hampi average
Pass required : Tamil nadu issuing epass for transit but was not checked anywhere.No checking in Karnataka and no pass required. I was unable to obtain Kerala pass due to some website issues but I was not checked .
Quarantine : 7 days with antigen test on 8th day or 14 days on return ( Kerala)
Climate : Morning scorching hot and evening/ night – rainy
Places to visit : Ruins of Vijayanagara empire, Virupaksha temple, Vittala temple, Matanga hills ( hampi side) ; Anegundhi village, Sanapur lake, Pampa sarovar,Rishimukh, Anjanadri hills ( other side of river ) Hippi island completely demolished and no activities there.
Stayed at Sanapur village ( contact Sandeep : +919480197007/ +918088690114)