On this engaging Hampi tour we will explore the rich history of Vijayanagara empire, learn about unique architecture of various monuments, hear stories of victories and defeat. This is a tour for all history lovers. If you are looking for a well researched tour of Hampi that covers all the important monuments then this one is highly recommended. This is a group tour where you will be joined by other participants, we limit the size to a maxium of 8 to 10 so that the quality is maintained.
Hampi today is a protected UNESCO world heritage site, whose core zone is spread over an area of 42 square kilometers encompassing ancient temples, basements of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings and more. Within the core zone of the site there are several clusters of monuments, the most important amongst them are the Sacred Center, Royal Center, Islamic quarters, Kamlapura and Anegundi. On this Hampi Tour we will attempt to cover all the important monuments in the Sacred and Urban core areas. In the morning we will first cover the Sacred Center. Sacred Center as the name suggests is the religion center of Hampi, a number of ancient temples and structures are in this area. After lunch break we continue our exploration with the Urban Core area. This area was the Citadel of the Vijayanagara kings, it encompasses courtly and military structures of the core zone.
Dodda Basava, fondly known as "Hampi Basava", is the backbone of Explore Hampi. For three generations his family has called Hampi thier home, living amongst the ruins of the Hampi. He spent his childhood exploring every corner of Hampi with world renowned Archeologists, Epigraphists and Photographers who came to Hampi, assisting them and learning from them. All of this gave him the impetues and desire to pursue an education in History & Tourism.
You will observe as you walk around in Hampi the respect and love locals show him. He cares deeply for his community, just as he cares about preserving the Heritage of Hampi. This has made him a worthy role model for the youngsters of his community.
Reporting time 9:45 AM at Mustart Seed Ganesha, Hampi
Please arrive on time since this is a group departure, the tour will begin on time. If you are later then you can join the group wherever they are. Here are the places we will cover during the first half
We then take an auto rickshaw to a resturant where you can have lunch on you own. Lunch is not included in the package.
We start the second half of the tour at Queens Bath and continue
At the end of the tour we will arrange the autorickshaw to drop you to Kamalapur or Hampi Bazaar.
This is an optional add-on to your Heritage Tour. This is a great way to spend more time in Hampi - Witness a beautiful sunset and enjoy dinner with a local family.
Detailed list of inclusions based on the Booking option chosen are detailed in the above section.
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