Hampi is a place which many people don’t know anything about. It is one of those travel destinations, which reveals itself only to the more enthusiastic tourists. Hampi is a medieval center, currently lying in ruins, at the city of Vijaynagar in Karnataka. It is on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Vijaynagar is the City of Victory, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marauding Mughals razed the place to the ground, but its ruins are still charming.
Hampi Tour Dates
- 14th November 2020 (2nights/3days)
- 27th November 2020 (3nights/4days)
- 11th December 2020 (2nights/3days)
- 25th December 2020 (3nights/4days)
Highlights about Hampi
- Step forth to a lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Site and delve into India’s rich history and culture.
- Enjoy sightseeing around the ancient ruins spread across twenty-six square kilometers.
- Pay homage to the Gods at the sacred ghats and temples in Hampi.
- Visit another UNESCO-listed sixteenth-century shrine at the East of the Hampi Bazaar called the Vittala Temple.
- You can also ride a Coracle at Sanapur Dam, but it depends on the current water level.
- Check out Anegudi, a haven for foreign as well as Indian backpackers.
Basic details about Hampi
- Age group: 18-50 years
- Duration: 2 nights/ 3 days
- Areas to explore: Hampi, Anegudi
- Difficulty level: None at all
- Sector: Karnataka
- Cost: Rs. 7500 + 5% GST (per person - Hospete to Hospete)
How to reach Hampi
Reaching Hampi can be somewhat difficult because it doesn’t have any railway stations or airports. Road transportation is only possible from a few South Indian cities.
Reach Hampi by road
As already mentioned, you can travel to Hampi by buses only from a few neighboring states like Andhra Pradesh, Goa, or Maharashtra. However, once you are in Karnataka, you can avail government buses to Hospet. Hospet is the gateway to Hampi.
Reach Hampi by train
There are a few long-distance trains that pass through Hospet and a few passenger trains as well. People coming from faraway places like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, and Kolkata have to split their journey. The direct trains include Amaravathi Express, Hampi Express, and Garib Nawaz Express.
Reach Hampi by air
The nearest airports are Hubli and Belgaum. The former is about one hundred and sixty kilometers away from Hampi. The latter is two hundred and seventy kilometers away. You should fly to Bangalore and board the overnight Hampi Express.
Detailed Hampi Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Hampi
Today we arrive at Hospet as we get transferred to our respective homestay by auto riksha. Our day start with sightseeing the ancient ruins in and around Hampi bazar and riverside area. Our day ends as the sunsets around the Mantanga Hill as we continue to stroll around Tungabhadra river. Overnight stay at local homestay, Hampi.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.
Day 2: Hampi to Anegundi
Post breakfast, we start by crossing the river to hire auto as we head towards Anegudi. Anegundi or Anegondi, is a place of historical and mythological importance which takes you back to the days of the Ramayana pre-historic rock Art and Vijaynagara era monument in ruins. A cozy home-stay near paddy farm is waiting for you. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the green paddy field hamlet at leisure on bikes. Post lunch will do coracle ride and water activities. Early evening we visit historic Pampa Sarovar followed by a small hike (30 min uphill) to Anjaneya Hill a birth place of Lord Hanuman and houses a very beautiful Hanuman Temple on top of the hill, also known as Monkey Temple. We end our day with heavenly sunset. Overnight stay at local homestay, Hampi.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.
Day 3: Departure for Mumbai.
Today post breakfast enjoy near by attraction after lunch we head back to hospet to board a evening bus back to Mumbai.
What is included in the tour
- 02 Nights accommodation in Home-stays/Tent – Twin sharing.
- All Internal Transfer Hospet to Hospet – Auto & Temo Traveller.
- An experienced offbeat expert & a friend who will help you take the hassle out of your travel.
- Meals – Please Check Tour Plan.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Mumbai to Hospet and back travelling by bus
- Food during bus journey
- Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
- All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
- Any kind of personal expenses (Camera charges, etc.)
- Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
- All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
- Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
- 2/3 liters of water bottle
- Extra pair of clothes, Towel, Jacket, etc.
- Blankets for bus/train travelling
- Warm clothes
- Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
- Proper footwear
- Proper haversack to put all these things
- Sun Cap and Sunscreen
- Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
- Identity Proof