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DURATION : 2.5 Hours
START POINT : Virupaksha Temple
PRICE : INR 1000 per person
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Hampi Group Walking tour
  • Schedule: 8:00 AM - 11.00 AM
  • Start Point: Virupaksha Temple Entrance
  • End Point: Purandara Dasara Mandapa
  • Price: INR 1000 per person


Tungabhadra is one of the holiest rivers in all of India. She is the basis of all the life here in Hampi and surrounding areas. She has witnessed the settlements of early humans, building of first temples, rise and fall of one of the greatest Indian empires. On this tour we will try and learn about Hampi from her perspective.  Come join us on an immersive tour as we walk along the southern bank of the river and regale you with stories from history, mythology and local folklore. Learn about the iconography that makes Hampi unique, interpret stone sculptures and more.  

The focus of this tour is storytelling and understanding the religious, spiritual and cultural significance of Hampi. We will be covering some important and hidden sites on the river side but will not visit any important monuments like Vittala Temple or Virupaksha Temple. 


Adults (Age 13 and above) INR 1000
Kids (Age 8 to 12)  INR 800
Inclusions:  Expert English Speaking Host


  • Learn how Hampi got its name and importance as a religious and spiritual center
  • Learn basic tenets of Hindusim and how it is connected to Yoga
  • Learn about the connection this land has to the great Indian epic Ramayana. 
  • Hear stories of different gods and goddesses from the Indian pantheon as we interpret the artist's expression on stone sculptures.
  • Learn about the Haridasa tradition and birth of classical south Indian music  
  • Discover beautiful locations with stunning views of the river.
  • Climb and walk around the boulders on the river bank to find beautiful relief carvings


  1. Please wear comfortable walking shoes or footwear as we will be walking a lot on this tour.
  2. Please wear clothing that covers shoulders, knees and midriff at all times for both men and women. This is as a sign of respect for the local culture and sensibilities. 
  3. Carry an umbrella or a hat to keep the sun out. Sunglasses could come handy.
  4. For spot booking arrive 15 minutes before the commencement of the tour and carry exact cash.


  1. We reserve the right to cancel the tour at short notice. In such cases 100% refund will be issued.
  2. No refund will be issued if cancellation request is made less than 24 hours of commencement of the tour.
  3. No refund will be issued if participants do not show up on the day of the tour.
  4. 50% refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made 24 hours in advance by email.   
  5. We will not wait for participants who are late, they will have to join the group wherever they are. 
  6. No pickup/drop service from hotel will be provided.
  7.  This tour cannot be worked into a package. For packages please look at our private tours. 


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