Frequently asked questions

Here are some frequently asked questions which will guide you in your journey

Are there any telephone directory enquiry sites on the net?

  • Karnataka Telecom
  • Bangalore Telecom
  • Just Dial - for business numbers only
  • Get IT Yellow Pages - for business numbers only
  • Mysore
  • Dakshina Kannada Telecom is selling their telephone directory on a CDROM for Rs. 60 as of August 9, 2001

Are there any private telephone operators in Karnataka today?

Bharti's Touchtel, Reliance and Tata Teleservices have started their operations in Karnataka.

Can I contact the police on the web?

See Karnataka State Police site. Also try Bangalore City Police

Can I book railway tickets on the internet?

See the railway ecom site.

Is there a railway enquiry call centre in Karnataka?

Call 139 from anywhere in Karnataka for train related queries.

By dialing 139 and PNR number without a break, a caller can obtain PNR status directly without going through various prompts. Similarly, for berth availability in a train, one can dial 139, train number, date and month of journey. For example, by dialing 13926272811, they can get the berth availability on Karnataka Express (train no 2627), on Nov 28.

Where can I get the maps of Karnataka on the internet?

See Maps Of India. Also see Bangalore Transport Information System (BTIS) for driving directions in Bangalore.

I am a foreigner visiting Karnataka, where can I get info about immigration?

See Bangalore City Police site.

Can I apply for visa for any of the foreign countries in Bangalore?

You can apply for a UK visa at: 304, Prestige Centre Point, 7 Edward Road (Cunningham Road), Bangalore - 560052. Email:

Nearest Government Hospital situated in Kamalapur.

Where do I find Phone and Internet Facilities in Hampi?

In Hampi, Internet facilities are available in "Internet 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. Mobile phones do work in certain parts of Hampi but only with BSNL connectivity.

Where do I find Tourist Information Office in Hampi?

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 in-charge of the information centre is Mr.Nagraj. Additional information is also available in all the KSTDC hotels and the KSTDC office in Hospet.

Where do I find Foreign Exchange, Banks, ATMs and Credit Cards in Hampi?

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.

Where do I find Police Station in Hampi?

There is one out-post police station at Hampi is near 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).The main Police station is situated at Kamalapuram opposite to the new Bus stand.

Where do I find Medical Facilities in Hampi?

The nearest hospital to Hampi is the Government Hospital situated in Kamalapuram. The hospital also has emergency first aid, 24 hour maternity service and ambulance facilities. The Kamalapuram hospital authorities can be contacted by telephone at: (08394)241444.Hospet has bigger medical facilities and can be contacted at (08394)223488, 222122.

Where do I find Post Office in Hampi?

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.

Where do I find Tourist information center in Hampi?

Tourist Information Centre
Department of Tourism,
Hampi, Hospet taluk-583 239
Tel: 08394-241339

Where do I find a travel agent in Hampi?

Hampi have a number of travel agents with varying level of reputation & efficiency. As far as we were concerned, Hampi is not the best place to book for your major journeys. Rather opt to do it at any of the major towns from where you’ve arrived at Hampi (e.g.,:Hospet,Bellary etc).

In some cases you may require to book seats locally on arrival. For example an onward bus journey reservation from Hospet. Do this at Hospet itself if possible.Practically all these agents are located at the Hampi Bazaar area. KSRTC (the state run buses) offers reservation facility at the Hospet bus station itself. Enquire and book tickets for your onward journey on your arrival at Hospet, before proceeding to Hampi.

Police Control Room 100
Ambulance pager 9624 252316
Fire 101
Accident 103
Commissioner's Office(PABX) 2225 6242
Wockhardt Cardiac Line 2226 8888
HIV/AIDS Helpline 1097 (toll-free) 2354 3333
Water Supply Complaints 2227 5170
Wockhardt Cardiac Line 2226 8888
Telephone helpline 1959
Electric Crematorium (Mysore Road) 2650 6749
Electric Crematorium (Hombe Gowda Nagara) 2227 3376
Electric Crematorium (Kalpalli-Jeevanahalli) 2536 8491
Tourist Bureau 2221 2901
Tourist Reception Counter-Airport 2558 8012
Tourist Reception Cauvery Bhavan 2221 5489
City Railway Station 2287 0068
Karnataka State Tourism Dev Corpn 2221 5883
Government of India Tourist Office 2558 5417
Indian Airlines, Booking and
Reservation Office, Cauvery Bhavan
144 / 2221 1914
Arrival & Departure (City) 131 / 134
Bangalore Cantonment 135
Bangalore East 2557 1435
INDIAN AIRLINES : 142, .....25266233 (ENQUIRY)....... City Off. 141.
JET AIRWAYS : 25586977, 25588354 25266898(AIRPORT)