Monday, February 2, 2009

Welcome to Mowgli Guesthouse


I want to extend a warm welcome to all friends and guests of Mowgli Guesthouse. We have created this blog to give you some information about our guesthouse, the wonderful city of Hampi and its amazing remains and ruins of the Vijayanagar empire that you might find useful to know before you come to Hampi. Me, my family and all the good people on our staff will try our best to make your stay a pleasant one and we hope you will enjoy your visit to
With kind regards, Mr Ngopalaswamy, owner of the Mowgli
, family and staff.

My family has been running the guesthouse for more than 17 years starting with only four rooms in 1992. We have added a few
more rooms over the years as more and more people came to visit
and our rooms and restaurant/lounge have been a popular place
for many visitors to Hampi. We are located just north of Hampi Bazaar in the peaceful and quiet village of Virupapuragadda just five minutes walking from the small ferry that crosses the river.
Today the guesthouse offers 35 rooms of different types and starting from 250 rupees per night for a single room with shared bathroom. We also have very lovely bamboo huts with swing chairs and a view over the rice paddy’s, the river and the boulders
of Hampi. All rooms have a fan and a outdoors verandah.
Our latest addition is a new building with rooms with airconditioning and fan, attached bathrooms, painted in bright colors and with great views. From the verandah and balconies you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset like nowhere else
Our restaurant and lounge have been an quiet oasis where you can relax after a day of exploring the sights of Hampi. We serve great Italian and Israeli food, we have a wood fired pizza oven and we serve great fresh fruit juices and lassi’s. The restaurant is open from 7.30 am for breakfast and it remains open untill midnight. There is also a pool table to enjoy a game of pool in the evening with a drink while the wind blows in gently over the rice fields.
The guesthouse tries to help all guests and visitors with all their travel needs. We can arrange tickets for bus and train or book a taxi for your onward journey if you decide to leave us. There is a laundry service and bike and motorbike/scooter rental available. We have four computers with a broadband internet connection available to our guests and we can change your money at very good rates as well.