Hampi – Backpackers Paradise

10 September onwards

Hampi

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ABOUT

Hampi is a fantasy world of rocks and ruins; a carnival of cravings. The magnificent ruins of Hampi dot an unearthly landscape that has captivated travellers for centuries. Heaps of giant boulders perch precariously over kilometres of undulating terrain, their rusty hues offset by jade-green palm groves, banana plantations, and paddy fields. Let’s pack our bags to get adventurous with the Hampi trip.

BATCHES

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DURATION

3 Night, 3 Days

PRICE

From Mumbai / Pune: ₹7499/-

From Hospet: ₹4499/-

  • Block your seat at just ₹2000/- and pay the rest 15 days before the event date. 
  • We’ve made it easy to change your weekend travel plans up to 20 days prior to your trip’s departure date. 
  • You can choose new dates and/or a new destination or get a full refund without any penalty for up to 20 days before the trip date.
  • 3:30 pm Borivali
  • 3:35 pm Kandivali
  • 3:40 pm Malad
  • 3:45 pm Goregaon
  • 3:50 pm Jogeshwari
  • 4:10 pm Andheri
  • 4:15 pm Vile Parle
  • 4:20 pm Santacruz
  • 4:25 pm Bandra
  • 5:00 pm Sion Chunabatti
  • 5:10 pm Chembur
  • 5:20 pm Vashi
  • 5:25 pm Sanpada
  • 5:30 pm Juinagar
  • 5:35 pm Nerul
  • 5:40 pm Belapur
  • 5:45 pm Kharghar
  • 5:50 pm Kalamboli
  • 5:15 pm Khalapur Toll Naka
  • 7:40 pmWakkad
  • 7:50 pmHinjawadi
  • 7:55 pmChandani Chowk
  • 8:45 pmKatraj

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Hampi Trip Begins

Start our journey to Hospet from our respective pick-up points.

Day 2: Arrival at Hampi | Explore Hippie Island, Lake Viewpoint, Cliff Jumping, Coracle Ride

Once we reach Hospet in the morning by 9:00 AM we begin the Hampi tour; we transfer to Hippie Island and check-in to our hotel for the day.
Explore the island and visit Lake viewpoint, Cliff Jumping point, Anegundi
village
, and Malyavanta Raghunatha Temple. We shall also go for the thrilling Coracle ride. The night will be for music, dance, and fun with friends. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Departure from Hampi | Hampi Tour & Sightseeing

Post breakfast, check out of the hotel by 07:30 hrs. Explore Hampi Bazaar, Hemakuta Hills, Virupaksha temple, Monolithic Nandi, Kings Balance, Stone Car, Vitthal Temple, Badavi lingam, Ugranarsimha, and Underground Temple, Pushkarni, Lotus Mahal, Elephant stables, Hajari Rama Temple, and Watch Tower. Concluding the Hampi trip we leave at 5 PM to our hometowns.

Day 4: Reach Mumbai 

Reach Mumbai around 9:00 am with lots of new friends and memories from the trip!

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INCLUSIONS

  • Transportation in sleeper Ac buses from Mumbai / Pune and back
  • Transportation from Hospet to Hampi and back
  • 2 days sightseeing tour
  • Accommodation
  • Entry charges to the monuments
  • Campfire
  • Breakfast for day 1
  • Coracle ride
  • Cliff Jump
  • Rent for sightseeing auto
  • Bike charges (except fuel)
  • All internal transfers
  • Fun games
  • HikerWolf expertise
  • Guide charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Anything not mentioned under inclusion

Note: There are a number of cafes with amazing ambience and variety lips smacking delicious food options available, you can try them all at your convenience.

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Most Important your ID proof
  • Cap/Hats
  • Sunscreen, moisturizer
  • Glares
  • Pair of clothes
  • Towel
  • Casual shoes and flip-flops
  • Sanitary Kit
  • Personal medicines (if any)An extra bag to keep your wet clothes

Note: Do not carry any valuables. Please take care of it in case you are carrying the same. We will not be responsible if you lose them by any chance.

HOW TO REACH HOSPET

(This is for people joining us directly at Hospet)

By Air: The nearest airport is Hubballi about 150 km. Other airports near Hospet are at Bangalore about 350 km and Belgaum about 200 km well connected by Indian Airlines flights to most parts of India.

Rail: Hospet Railway Station is well connected by rail line to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Hubli, and Vijapur.

Road: One can hire a taxi from Hubli till Hospet.

For participants joining from Mumbai

Multiple AC sleepers and semi-sleeper buses are running from Mumbai (All locations) to Hospet and back. Board Bus that starts between 17:00 hrs to 18:00hrs to reach Hospet by 09:00 hrs the next day. Various bus operator like VRL and SRS provides this service. Kindly visit redbus.com to book your tickets now. of course, we will be there for your assistance.

DETAILED ITINERARY

If you were given a chance to time travel, would you like to visit the past? ‘Cause if past means a place as enchanting as Hampi, it’s a cherry on the top! A Hampi tour is equivalent to time-travelling to an era when magic was a real thing. The air, the corners, the soil & also the part beneath the soil, all of these clubbed together reflect a heritage so beautiful, so intriguing, that you are sure to regret belonging to the 21st century at all. Nonetheless, Hikerwolf does not want to miss you on your best time-travel experience.

Hampi tour has adventure-filled in every spot, be it trekking the hills to watch the sunset or hopping around the island to indulge in the scenery. Hence, get ready to board your customized time-machine. Buckle your seat belts as we are gearing up for the most unmatchable journey ever. We are going to Hampi!

Day 1: Hampi Trip Begins

Ready to venture out on the most amazing journey with the most amaaaaazzzing group of peeps in our Hampi trip? Then hey, pack your bags and get ready as we head towards our pick-up spot for the next day. While you are on the move, you should flutter with joy. As on the following day, you are going to meet some of the most enthusiastic, like-minded, and free-spirited travellers who are going to write their Hampi chapter along with you! Doesn’t that sound special?

Day 2: Arrival at Hampi | Explore Hippie Island, Lake Viewpoint, Cliff Jumping, Coracle Ride

Welcome friend. We have been dying to see you! After all those days of waiting and creating the best itinerary for you, we finally meet. It is the day when we start the Hampi tour and get it etched in our hearts forever. As we reach Hospet early at 9 a.m., we meet and greet each of those souls who are going to be a part of the backpacking trip. Following this, we vroooom towards Hippie Island. Hippie Island is situated across the  Tungabhadra River.  Hence, we cross the Tungabhadra River by boat to reach the island where we check-in for the day.

What makes Hippie Island really striking is that it is far away from the tourists’ eye. It’s a delight for backpackers and a go-to spot for hippies who are seeking laid-back vibes. And for a place as calm and soothing as this, nothing’s better than to explore the island with fellow travellers. Hence, post breakfast, all of us leave to explore the island.

Travelling with like-minded travellers is more like a blessing. Because every place you visit will have a fresh perspective. And a blend of perspectives often results in the best stories. We’ll have fun together, dance together,   watch the sunset together and even write a new chapter together.

The best part? Bikers get to explore the island on a bike! For non-bikers too, we have the best-in-class arrangements to ensure you that you enjoy till your heart’s content. As we explore the island, we cross several points like Lake viewpoint, cliff jumping point, the beautiful historic village of Anegundi, and get lost in the back-in-time beauty of the Malyavanta Raghunatha Temple. This temple derives its mythological significance from the epic Ramayana.

The highlight of the trip is the coracle ride! Many of you must have heard of the walnut-shaped boats that are extremely fanciful and fun. And it’s true. Imagine getting lost in the sun as all of us venture out for one of the most thrilling boat-rides. During our boat ride, we shall engage in clicking the most picturesque panoramas as we row our way through the sunny glittery river and pass through caves and mighty boulders from years ago!

As we wrap up one of the amazing days of our Hampi tour, we come back with fresh memories from the past to cherish until our future! Once we are back in our hotel, we relax for a while and gear up for a fun night again! Tonight, we party at our stay in the middle of nowhere. We laugh and dance over sumptuous dinner and lit music and have fun with the most happening group ever.

Woof, the day has been pretty long. So all of us deserve a good night’s sleep. So toodles, until the next day!

Day 3: Departure from Hampi | Hampi Tour & Sightseeing

Good morning, sleepyhead. Tired of the last night’s shenanigans? Well, you shouldn’t be. Because with Hikerwolf, there’s always scope for more. We make sure that your following day is even better than your previous day. And it can’t be untrue when you are in a place like Hampi.

We check out from our hotel after we warm up our souls with a delicious breakfast in the Hippie island, and then, we set off for our Hampi trip! Today, we shall head to the other side of the town. It’s the part of the town that you have been waiting to explore, and you are sure to get blown away as we travel from one part of history to the other!

We have loads of fun as we explore the Hemakuta Hills, Virupaksha temple, Monolithic Nandi, Kings Balance, Stone Car, and the Vitthal Temple in this Hampi tour. Most of these temples were built during the Vijaynagara era. But even thousands of seasons later, they stand mighty with full glory under the sun. Everywhere you look, you find a landscape filled with large stones with intricate carvings and tales from the past.

Today, we also visit the Hampi Bazaar that’s located adjacent to the famous Virupaksha Temple. All of these lanes were thriving with glory during the Vijaynagara era. Hampi Bazaar boasts some exotic stones, jewellery, and silk attire that remind you of the bygone days.

During today’s Hampi tour we also walk past huge monuments and pavilions and immerse in a culture that’s extremely fascinating and vintage-like. Later in the day, we visit many other historical places like Lingam, Ugranarsimha and Underground Temple, Pushkarni, Lotus Mahal, Elephant stables, Hajari Rama Temple, and the Watch Tower.

By evening, we will wrap our day after excavating the most spectacular history of Hampi. What felt fascinating to hear as tales and stories from others, have now unfolded in front of your eyes. And the newest friendships that blossomed in a faraway historical landscape are sure to have made your Hampi trip even more memorable. At night, we board our bus back to Mumbai and head back home with freshly written pages.

Day 4: Reach Mumbai

Today, we part. On the final day of our Hampi tour, we bid each other goodbye. We reach Mumbai at 9 am. But don’t worry mate, the journey isn’t over yet. Our journey has just begun. We have begun a brand new journey with brand new friends, and a brand new journey of travelling together for years to come. So let’s enjoy life in full swing until we meet again. Hasta la vista!

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    FAQ’s

    We have many Solo Trippers on all our trips. The Hampi trip is planned in such a way that you will not only enjoy the trip but also make new friends.

    We generally have many girls joining us on our trips so there are high chances that you are not the only girl on the Hampi trip. The major of our staff are a girls & girls safety is of prime importance to us. we assured you that you wil be with safe and reliable people on the Hampi Trip.

    We prefer to have a group of 15-30 people on our Hampi Trip as we intend to have more fun and give personal care.

    No, the tour cost will not be refunded if your Covid 19 PCR test report shows positive for coronavirus. However, you will get 50% credit which you can use for any of our future trip within the next 1 year.

    On the Hampi trip, you will be accompanied by our travel coordinators. All our events are led and hosted by professional travel coordinators who have good experiences in managing groups and conducting various team-building games and activities.

    This type of team-building games and activities helps like-minded travellers to mix up, make new friends and enjoy every moment of the Hampi trip.

    Yes, pick up and drop facilities are available from Pune / Mumbai in Sleeper Luxury Buses in our Hampi Tour Package

    We will provide accommodation on a dual sharing basis at our hotel on this Hampi trip. All rooms are well equipped with clean mattresses, cushions, and blankets. HikerWolf is known to provide the best possible accommodation on all our trips. 

    Generally, accommodation is provided on a dual-sharing basis. If there is an odd number of people, then there would be a triple exchange. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate room (If you’ll are couple inform us once you have booked)

    Yes, the Hampi trip is limited to people up to the age of 35 years. Travelers need to be within the age limit on the date of the trip departure to be eligible to join. We strictly follow this age criterion, and can not make any exceptions.

    We feel that a narrow age-group leads to better experiences for our travelers when they visit a destination and the whole trip experience is more fun since people are on the same wavelength. Plus, it is always great when people make friends and keep in touch later.

    Yes, for the breakfast included in our package we will provide Jain food. For other meals which are not included, we will make sure that we visit the cafes that provide Jain food. Please inform us of your food preferences in the WhatsApp group which we make before the trip for coordination.

    Yes, campfire jams, Dance, Music, and lots of Masti are our specialities. We will have an amazing time sharing stories and relaxing around the bonfire on our Hampi Trip.

    No, Hampi does not have an ATM so carry enough cash. Hospet is the last place with an ATM.

    Yes, the bike ride is completely safe in Hampi. Take the necessary precautions and first-aid kits with you all the time. And have a lovely time enjoying and discovering Hampi.

    The Inclusion in this Hampi tour package is designed to provide maximum fun and masti on the Hampi tour. The inclusions are as follows.

    • Transportation in sleeper Ac buses from Mumbai / Pune and back
    • Transportation from Hospet to Hampi and back
    • 2 days sightseeing tour
    • Accommodation
    • Entry charges to the monuments
    • Campfire
    • Breakfast for day 1
    • Coracle ride
    • Cliff Jump
    • Rent for sightseeing auto
    • Bike charges (except fuel)
    • All internal transfers
    • Fun games
    • HikerWolf expertise
    • Guide charges

    Yes, Breakfast for Day 1 is included in the Hampi Tour Package. Hampi is known for its cafes that provide a variety of scrumptious cuisine such as Israeli food, continental, Indian, Chinese, etc. We don’t want to restrict your taste buds, rather we want you to explore the variety of food in Hampi

    Following are the things you should carry for the Hampi Trip

    • Sanitiser
    • Most Important your ID proof
    • Cap/Hats
    • Sunscreen, moisturizer
    • Glares
    • Pair of clothes
    • Towel
    • Casual shoes and flip-flops
    • Sanitary Kit
    • Personal medicines (if any)An extra bag to keep your wet clothes

    Note: Do not carry any valuables on the Hampi Trip. Please take care of it in case you are carrying the same. We will not be responsible if you lose them by any chance.

    Yes, the Coracle ride is included in our Hampi Tour Package. Coracle ride is one of the most thrilling activities in Hampi. Riding on the splashy water of the Tungabhadra dam is another level adventure. The fun and thrill are incomparable and it is one of the most sought activities in Hampi.

    Yes, Cliff jumping is included in our Hampi Tour Package. Cliff jumping is a highly refreshing activity. The height of the cliff, the backdrop, and the activity sets a perfect tone for an exhilarating experience. You will surely enjoy it.

    Yes, cliff Jumping in Hampi is extremely safe. Also, safety jackets will be provided and all precautions will be taken. And also you will be instructed by the instructor before the jump.

    Highlights of Our Hampi Tour Package

    • We excavate the most mysterious stories while building some promising new friendships
    • We lose ourselves in the glory of the past while making memories that will always last
    • We visit the temples from the olden days  and click pictures that will garner everyone’s praise
    • We explore olden bazaars alley after alley and cheer our souls while being a little silly
    • We journey through the unknown with strangers who we feel that we’ve always known
    • We eat like crazy and dance like high and fill our tummies with delicious falafel, pita, hummus & banoffee pie
    • We experience the most sought-after bike ride and explore the island full of beauty, endless and wide
    • We witness the most colorful sunset, a scene so beautiful that our souls won’t be satisfied yet
    • We forget our stress on the coracle ride while laughing like crazy with our teeth wide
    • We visit the magnificent stone chariot while ticking off a place from India’s currency note

    We will provide rented Bikes, Tok-Tok auto, boat, etc. on the Hampi trip.

    As Hampi is famed for its cafes where we get ample food options for VEG/NON-VEG/JAIN food. We will be visiting some of the best cafes in Hampi so that you can treat yourself to the best cuisines.

    After selecting the Hampi trip, click the Book now button, select the dates and make your payment. You will get an auto-generated receipt on the email submitted by you. You can also contact us if you have any difficulty, we will guide you through the booking process.

    Yes, you can share your ideas for the Hampi trip. We will analyze it and if the idea is feasible we will apply it.

    Yes, you can drink alcohol only on the day of your stay in Hampi (only at night). Smokers can smoke but you have to make sure that you don’t make others uncomfortable.

    The nearest railway station to reach Hampi is Hospet. However, there is less frequency of trains between Mumbai/Pune and Hospet. You can take sleeper busses which run regularly between Hospet and Mumbai. Also, the nearest airport, Hubli, is located around 150kms from Hampi/ Hospet. You can reach Hampi from Hospet through local transportation.

    It will take us around 14 hrs to reach Hampi from Mumbai by road. You can also take a flight from Mumbai to Hubli and book a taxi to reach Hampi.

    The fastest way to reach Hampi from Pune is a flight to Hubli Airport, then take a cab or an auto to Hampi

    It will take us around 12 hrs to reach Hampi from Pune by road. You can also take a flight from Pune to Hubli and book a taxi to reach Hampi.

    The fastest way to reach Hampi from Bangalore is by flight to Hubli Airport, then taking a cab to Hampi. However, the best economic way to take a bus from Bangalore to Hospet and then take the local transport to Hampi

    It will take you around 7 hrs to reach Hampi from Bangalore by road. You can also take a flight from Bangalore to Hubli and book a taxi to reach Hampi.

    Hampi is Popular as one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Ironically, this pure splendor of 14th century East-Central Karnataka has left behind its prosperous story. A story carved through stones for the visitors. The place is brimming with cultural and traditional artifacts and architecture. Certainly, Hampi is a true feast for the eyes. And, the art that lived in the core of the reigns remains alive. That is to say, through the stories about the kingdom and the capital city.

    For more info read our blog: http://hikerwolf.com/places-to-visit-in-hampi-a-unescos-world-heritage-site-of-14th-century/

    The best time to visit Hampi is from October to March when the climate is quite cool and pleasant for sightseeing in Hampi.

    There is poor mobile network connectivity in Hampi due to the lack of cellphone towers. Vodafone, Idea, and Airtel do not give proper coverage, only the BSNL network works there. Also, many cafes provide wifi connections.

    Hampi is famous for its temples. These temples have a great significance in Indian culture. The knowledge and holiness that existed in this place once upon a time are truly appreciable.

    These temples are built from piles of giant rocks. Climbing on these rocks is quite adventurous and they provide a backdrop to click beautiful pics.

    Hampi is also home to several magnificent hills such as Matanga Hill, Hemakuta Hill, etc. These hills provide an awesome view of the sunrise as well as the sunset. One can view the marvellous architecture of Hampi from above and the mighty Tungabhadra river altogether.

    Also, Hampi is home to several water sports activities that can be done on the river Tungabhadra. Water sports such as Boating, swimming, fishing, and coracle rides are truly amazing experiences. 

    Some of the famous temples of Hampi are:

    Malyavanta Raghunatha Temple:

    Malyavanta Raghunatha Temple has great importance in Indian Culture, the temple is minutely detailed. And has great importance in Indian culture. Built on a giant boulder, this temple has a special vibe to it. Enjoy the knowledge and the holiness of the temple while you are in Hampi.

     

    Virupaksha temple:

    Virupaksha temple makes for a huge amount of attraction. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, the holiness and sacredness of the temple are fantastic, one can feel the calmness of the place. One can observe the native art, culture, and history that has been carved into the temple. The fineness and the perfection of the temple are a sight to behold.

     

    Vittala Temple:

    Vittala Temple is one of the most extravagant temples in Hampi. This giant temple has several halls, pavilions, and temples located inside its walls. The temple is built with multiple boulders and the joints are beautifully hidden with decorations and artistic structures. The carvings are minutely detailed and speak of history beyond time.

     

    Badavi Lingam:

    Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Badavi Lingam worships Shiva in the form of a Linga. It is the largest monolithic Shiva Linga in Hampi. The temple could not escape the destruction that was followed in the wars but the Lingam stands intact.

     

    Hajari Rama Temple:

    The temple is famed for its lovely depiction of Ramayana. It is dedicated to Lord Rama, it has beautifully decorated pillars, the beauty of the place is unmatched. Right from the name of the temple to its art, every aspect of the temple is unique and has a very holy vibe.

    South Indian food is Hampi’s speciality. Idli, Dosa for breakfast, and thali for lunch are also available. Many cafes also serve Israelian, Indian, Indo-Chinese, and Continental cuisine. Asian food is quite famous here.

    There are many fun facts regarding Hampi.  Some of them are as follow:

    1. Age of Hampi: Hampi has a history since 1 CE. In 3rd CE it was under the Ashokan Kingdom. Later it became an important part of the Vijayanagara dynasty and it became a center of trade, architecture, economy, and administration.

     

    1. Archaeological Museum:

    The museum displays several artifacts, ruins, vestiges, etc. These consist of images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. A detailed history of the older era can be found here.

     

    1. Relics of Ramayana

    Relics in the Hazara Ram temple have gained popularity as they are believed to be from the era of Ram & Krishna. The walls of the temple are decorated/ carved from the objects that describe the Ramayana. 

     

    1. The history behind monuments:

    The monuments are devoted to the lords, each monument speaks of a different story or lesson. There are many legends behind the popularity of Hampi and it makes it different from others.

     

    1. Musical Pillars:

    The musical pillars of the Vijay Vittala temple are uniquely special in their way. These beautifully carved pillars act as musical pillars. Out of the 56 pillars present only 9 of them are functional today. Although the pillars are made of stone when tapped delicately they produce a melodious sound. They are also known as SaRiGaMa pillars, as they produce Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma notes, four of the seven notes. It sounds like a bell ringing.



    Some of the best places to observe sunrise in Hampi are:

    1. Matanga Hill

    Matanga Hill lies in the center of Hampi and provides an exceptional view of the ruins of Hampi. The alluring sunrise adds to the beauty of the place. Observing the vibrant colors of the Sun at such an elevation is truly magnetizing. 

    2. Hemakuta Hill

    Not one of the tallest peaks in Hampi but it is one of the many that provides a spectacular view. One can observe the ruins of Hampi and its famous temples from here. The temples are artistic and just a prelude to what Hampi has to offer. The sunrise and its glorifying rays add to its beauty.

    3. Malyavanta Raghunatha Hill

    The landscape view from the top is majestic. Also, it is quite easy to reach the temple at the top. The carvings of the temple made from giant boulders are a sight to behold. Plus, the shining rays of the sun are truly glorifying.

    4. Virupaksha Temple

    Virupaksha Temple is believed to be the oldest working temple since its inception in the 7th century. The captivating land, its marvelous architecture, and the alluring sunrise provide a fantastic view for the viewers.

    5. Anjanadri Hills:

    Famed for its Hanuman temple, Anjanadari hills offer a good view of the sunrise and sunset, the stone boulders shining in the dwelling sun rays are a view to observe. It also provides a magnificent view of the ground below. The elevated view is truly fantastic.

    6. Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

    This is the largest statue in all of Hampi and has a glorious history behind the monuments. Observing the sun rising from the mountains in the shade of the mighty monument is magnificent.

    Hampi has several points to observe the magnificent sunset. The best of them are:

    Hemakuta Hill:

    Easy to reach, Hemakuta Hill is one of the best places to observe sunrise and sunset. The hill has plenty of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The panoramic view from the peak is truly mesmerizing. Savor the magnetizing view and enjoy the beauty of the landscape.

     

    Anjanadri Hills:

    Famed for its Hanuman temple, Anjanadari hills provide a magnificent view of the ground below. The elevated view is truly fantastic. It offers a good view of the sunset and sunrise, the boulders shining in the dwelling sun rays are a view to observe.

     

    Matanga Hill:

    Matanga Hill is the highest point in all of Hampi and it also lies in the center of Hampi, hence providing us with an exceptional aerial view of the ruins that lie below. Sunrise and sunset are best when viewed from here. One can view the mighty peaks, the glowing sun, and the river Tungabhadra from here. The peace and tranquillity are unmatched.

     

    Sunset Point at Hippie Island:

    The vibe that this place provides is simply astounding. On one side you can see beautiful and colorful houses and on the other side, you will see waves of golden crops. Just before the sunset, you can also indulge in the singing, humming, and jazzing of the musical instruments that are being played here by other travelers.

     

    Malyavanta Raghunatha Hill

    The landscape view from the top is majestic. Also, it is quite easy to reach the temple at the top. The carvings of the temple made from giant boulders are a sight to behold. Plus, the shining rays of the sun are truly glorifying.

    While on the Hampi Tour you will be mesmerized by its beauty and vibrant vibe. Hampi has everything a tripper can ask for, be it beauty, vivid landscape, panoramic beauty, water sports, etc.

     

    Here are the best things you can relish in Hampi

    1. Visit Hampi’s unfamous temples and savor the beautiful architecture, the temples and the precision of work is a sight to behold. UNESCO has declared Hampi as a world heritage site, every monument has its story and history. The knowledge and holiness that existed in this place once upon a time are truly appreciable.

     

    1. Rock/ Boulder climbing:

    Hampi is a storehouse of mega rocks. Gazing upon these giant boulders is truly alluring. Climb on these rocks for a good aerial view, and also some good candids. In ancient times these boulders were used for the construction of monuments.

     

    1. Visi Matanga Hill, Hemakuta, Anjanadri Hills:

    These hills are of great significance in Indian culture. They offer an outstanding view of the landscape covering the entire Hampi. Observing the sunset/ sunrise is truly magnificent from these hilltops.

     

    1. Water Sports in Hampi

    The mighty Tungabhadra Dam is home to various exotic water sports activities. Enjoy a coracle ride, swimming, or boating in the river. Canoeing in the river, and rushing through its stream is a thrilling experience.

     

    1. Hopping in the Hippie Island

    The Hippie islands of Hampi have become a huge attraction for tourists. The beautiful landscape beside the river makes the perfect mood, plus the singing and dancing add to the vibe.

     

    Hop on a cycle and roam across the town absorbing its nurturing nature, and lastly shop in Hampi for artifacts.

    Yes, Motorbikes and cycles can be rented from numerous shops present in Hampi. Riding/ cruising beside the river is a majestic feeling.

    importance in Indian culture. 

    By the 10th century, Hampi had become a center of religious and educational importance. Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Durga, and other deities were built.

    In the 14th century, Hampi was invaded by Muslim Sultanates and the architecture was destroyed.

    Vijayanagar empire was built around the same time. Infrastructure and architecture were greatly boosted around this period. The Vijayanagara Empire arose from the ruins of the Kampili kingdom. It grew into one of the famed Hindu empires of South India that ruled for over 200 years. Hampi became multi-religious and multi-ethnic. But, the wars between Muslim Sultanates and Vijayanagara Empires continued. Hampi was captured by the Sultanates and was pillaged, looted, and burnt for six months after the war and that left Hampi into the ruins we see today.

    Such glory is the history of Hampi.

    Yes, there are several reasons you must visit Hampi. Except for the fact that the ruins of Hampi are a sight to behold and the marvelous architecture are a sight to behold, one can unleash the hidden backpacker in themself, Hampi has unexpected jewels hidden in every corner, every turn has a new story and its history. 

    When in Hampi make sure to visit these places:

     

    1. Elephant Stable: Compared to other monuments elephant stable saw only a little damage during the war. These dome-shaped structures were once used as home to the royal elephants.
    2. Monkey Temple: This hilltop is also popular for being the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. It also provides a good view of the city, as well as the view of the sunrise/ sunset from here, which is marvelous.
    3. Tungabhadra River: This river is of special importance in the Hampi culture, not only political but also religiously. Also, the river acts as a hotspot for adventurous activities such as swimming, boating, and coracle ride. Etc.
    4. Daroji Bear Sanctuary: The speciality of the place is that sloth bears live openly here and you will get to see Mahau trees in enormous numbers.
    5. Rock/ Boulder climbing: Those with a hunch for bouldering should try climbing the giant rocks. These are the same rocks that were once used to build magnificent temples. The enthusiast in you can step forward and experience in bouldering, amateur or experienced climber, doesn’t matter, as you will have lots of fun while rock climbing in Hampi.
    6. Visi Matanga Hill, Hemakuta hill: These hills are of great significance in Indian culture, the temples present on these hills are mostly dedicated to Lord Shiva. They provide a panoramic view of the ruins of Hampi, plus they are not much tedious to reach. Also, observing the sunset/ sunrise is truly magnificent from these hilltops.
    7. Water Sports in Hampi: Hampi is home to several varieties of adventure water sports, These exotic activities will make sure that your time here in Hampi is full of thrill and filled with leisure. One can enjoy the coracle ride, swimming, or boating in the river and fill their heart with lots of joy.

    Yes, Hampi is safe for couples. Treks, alluring places, and magnificent views make a good combination for couples to spend time with. Although, exercise precaution at night, it is better to stick with a group or crowded places. Staying alert at night is advisable.

    Hampi Bazar is famous for its art galleries and artifacts, various shops sell collectables and memorabilia.

    One can visit the various art galleries present here. Each art gallery specializes in some art form. You can buy souvenirs, books, and pieces of jewelry made of silver. bronze, gold, etc.

    The shops are filled with hippie style dresses, exotic cafes, handcrafted items which are very popular among westerners. The jewelry is a must-buy. The Hampi Bazaar is the main hub for aesthetic and uniquely distinct traditional articles.

    In Hampi, summers are short and cloudy whereas winters are long, mostly cloudy, and quite windy. Typical temperature ranges from 17C to 39C.

    Yes, Hampi is famous for its architecture but also the knowledge behind them. The stories and legends carved in the monuments are intriguing and serve as a storehouse of knowledge.

    Some of the best places to visit in Hampi:

    1. Elephant Stable: Compared to other monuments elephant stable saw only a little damage during the war. These monuments provided shelter to the royal elephants of the Vijaynagara empire. The elephant stable is one of the best examples of the Indo-Islamic style of architecture.

     

    2. Monkey Temple: This hilltop is also popular for being the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. The monkey temple can be reached after climbing a total of 575 steps, The view from the top is very soothing and calming, and it also provides a good view of the city. 

     

    3. Tungabhadra River: The Tungabhadra river was also known as the Pampa river in the Ramayana era. This river is of special importance in the Hampi culture, not only political but also religiously. The sunset and sunrise from the river and its dam provide a fantastic view. Also, one can experience adventurous water sports here such as swimming, boating, and coracle ride.

     

    4. Daroji Bear Sanctuary: The speciality of the place is that sloth bears live openly here, this is Asia’s first sloth bear century and you will get to see Mahau trees in enormous numbers. The sanctuary is filled with lush green trees. If you are lucky you may also spot a beautiful peacock. 

    You can hire a tuk-tuk driver and tour around the ruins. Hire a local guide and he will provide in-depth info about the temples and their history. The tour will surely be captivating for you and your kids.

    Hampi is a marvelous destination for a honeymoon, it not only has clean rivers and exotic water sports but splendid temples and architectural beauty. Spend a night in the hippie island or roam alongside the Tungabhadra Dam. Be adventurous and go for cliff jumping and coracle rides. You are surely in for leisure time when visiting Hampi.

    Hubli airport is the nearest airport to Hampi.

    The area which we call Hippie Island is not a real island but a bank of the river Tungabhadra where all the cafes having hippie themes and culture were concentrated. But as these cafes were built illegally on the government land they were demolished by the court’s order. But similar cafes have come up in the area closer to the Tungabhadra Dam, so even if the Hippie island is demolished you will be able to enjoy the Hippie Cafe culture of Hampi.

    You can either take a train or a bus from Goa to reach Hampi. It will take you around 9 hrs to reach Hampi by train, and around 8.5 hrs through the road.

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