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You may come across signposts sporting the name Kishkinda Heritage Resort -- it is anything but "heritage" and extremely full in high season with children, thanks to the amusement and water park attached to it. However, Kishkinda Trust (tel. 08533/26-7777; http://thekishkindatrust.org) does do some interesting work -- cross over to Anegundi on the other side of the river, where local people both show off their craftwork as well as how they make it -- it's a new initiative, but one well worth supporting. KSTDC's Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari at Kamalapuram (tel. 08394/241-574; http://kstdc.net; A/C doubles Rs 1,800) is a much cheaper option (in every sense) to Hampi's Boulders (but useful in case it's full). They can also arrange a Hampi tour (Rs 175).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.