Popular tourist destinations in Karnataka such as Hampi and Pattadakal are manifestations of the grandeur of a bygone era. If you are a connoisseur of history and want to savor the legacy of these magnificent architectural marvels, do hire the services of an experienced tourist guide. Besides talking at length about historical details, the tourist guide will be able to help you getting around the city with ease.
Rather than negotiating with a tourist guide yourself, it is better to
ask the place/hotel where you stay to arrange a tour guide for you. The
tourist guides are conversant in many languages including English, Hindi
and some regional languages. Besides these, some guides can even
converse in French, German, Latin etc.
It is always preferable to exert a bit of caution while dealing with
the guides. During transactions or shopping trips, one should be
cautious so as not to show the cash to the guide. Even if they come
across as friendly, do not take them into close confidence and let out
personal details. Last but not the least, do not be too generous while