Why do people want to get to the north bank of the Tungabhadra river? I know the answer. Almost all of the accommodation complexes are found on the north bank of the river. If you want to stay in Hampi you should get to the north bank where you will find a wide variety of the hotels and cottages to suit every purse. That is why many tourists and the staff of hotels are scurrying hither and thither between the banks of river Tungabhadra.