Hampi

14th century capital city of the Vijaynagara Empire

Tour Experience

Where stones.. tell the history.. in silence

Tour Days

This tour operates only on Tuesday & Thursaday

Karnataka

Hampi, on the banks of tungabhadra in karnataka

5000 / Person

Basic Accommodation (Twin Sharing) at ‘Hampi International’ 2 star Hotel

6000 / Person

Upgrade Accommodation (Twin Sharing) at ‘Krishna Palace’ 3 star Hotel 

Hampi
Another great trip. Pick up is really early (5.30am!) and it is three really long days, two of which are spent on the train journey. The tour guides on the train and in Hampi were great though. I personally wouldn’t advise doing this trip solo. For 3 days at £55 (including the upgrade to the 4* hotel in Hamp which I would recommend), it would hardly be worth it anyway. There were people sitting in our seat on the train and wouldn’t take any notice of us whatsoever when we asked them to move until the tour guide came to sort them out. It would be a bit gruelling to have to stand for the whole 8 hour journey!! The only thing I would say is that it would have been nice to have been given the opportunity to have upgraded on the train to an air conditioned carriage but highly recommended. Hampi is absolutely fascinating.

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700 years back Hampi, on the banks of tungabhadra in karnataka, was the glorious capital of the Vijayanagara empire full of architecture and art wonders. Unfortunately it was destroyed by Moghul invaders in 1565. Hampi finds mention in the epic Ramayana as kishkinda. It was the kingdom of Bali, Sugriva’s brother.
Recently Hampi was declared a World Heritage Centre. Hampi is time travel. Hampi offers to the tourist a remainder of the greatest land in the whole world. Every rock, every path and every monument at Hampi speak the same language; a language of glory and beauty.
Johns Trip to HampiJohns Trip to HampiJohns Trip to HampiJohns Trip to HampiMustard Ganesh: Also known as the Sasivikalu Ganesha. 9 foot high single stone statue of the Hindu God of wit and wisdom. Son of Shiva & Parvati.

Peanut Ganesh: Also known as Kadalai Kalu Ganesha, the deity is made of 18 feet high single stone. From here one gets marvelous view of Hampi Market and adjoining areas.

Hamakut Hill: Provides a panoramic view of Virupaksha temple, the northern sector of Hampi and the river Tungabhadra.

Hamakutam Temple: This is a typical example of Jain architecture. It is also known as “Tricota” temple or temple with 3 sanctums, dedicated to Hindu religion.

Virupaksha Temple: It has a 50 m high Gopuram or tower ornamented with exotic figures. Parts of the temple are from the 06th century. Renovated in 1510 by King Krishna Deva Raya, this shrine is still in use and houses an elephant.

Johns Trip to HampiJohns Trip to HampiJohns Trip to HampiJohns Trip to HampiNarshima: Single stone statue of half man – half lion incarnation of Vishnu. It is also called Jankanteshwara.

Noblemen’s Palace: This recently discovered palace, suggests there were quarters for aristocrats and high-ranking officials in this palace. Hampi, the 14th century capital city of the Vijaynagara Empire lies in the Deccan heartland in the state of Karnataka. The ruins spread over an area of more than 26 square kms protected by the river Tungabhadra in the north and by rocky granite ridges on the other three sides.

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    Tour Duration

    This tour takes 2 Nights & 3 days

  • Tour Days

    This tour operates only on Tuesday & Thursaday

  • Pick Up & Drop Time

    5.30pm – Candolim

  • Train Departure

    Train departs from Vasco Station at approx 7pm ( 8-9 hours journey)

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    Baggage

    Follow proper dress code while  visiting holy places

  • Breakfast

    Inclusive of Breakfast only, Meals NOT included

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation will be provided for 2 nights

  • Tour Charges

    Tour per head  5000/-Inclusive of Basic Hotel Accommodation (2 nights)/ Transport / Guide Service/ Bed & Breakfast Meals and Monument fees, lunch & dinner  EXTRA

    Tour per head  6000/-Inclusive of Upgrade Hotel Accommodation (2 nights)/ Transport / Guide Service/ Bed & Breakfast Meals and Monument fees, lunch & dinner  EXTRA

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