M Dodda Basava, fondly known as “Hampi Basava”, is the man behind Explore Hampi. For three generations his family has been living in the core zone of Hampi, in effect being part of the cultural heritage of Hampi. He has been working in the tourism industry for more than a decade taking up different roles like guide and Manager of a Heritage property. Everyone who has met Basava will tell you how deeply touched they are by his simplicity and knowledge. He cares deeply for the people of Hampi and is keen to do something for them.
Today he manages ground operations of Explore Hampi, his knowledge of everything local is a big strength. Having come from the local community he has great relationships and network in Hampi.