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DURATION : 8 Hours
START POINT : Mustard Seed Ganesha, Hampi
PRICE : INR 1,600 per person
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sanctum of Virupaksha Temple
Hampi Coracle Boat
Hampi Tours
  • Duration: 9.00 AM - 5.30 PM
  • Start Point: Mustard Seed Ganesha, Hampi
  • Price: INR 1600 to 2500 per person

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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 private tour of Hampi that covers all the important monuments then this one is highly recommended.

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 Royal center 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 Royal Center area. This area was the Citadel of the Vijayanagara kings, it encompasses courtly and military structures of the core zone.

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Well researched tours conducted by experts

  • Learn why the Vijayanagara Kings choose this place to build a capital city
  • Enjoy a coracle boat ride on the Tungabhadra river
  •  Get unique perspectives on social life of city inhabitants

  • Learn how Vijayanagara temple architecture is unique

PRICE

The price indicated in the header above is starting price, for detailed price please refer to table below.

NUMBER OF PERSONSPRICE PER PERSON
2 to 3 INR 2,500
4 to 5INR 2,000
6 to 8INR 1,600

For children below age of 12 we offer a discounted price, for more information on this mention the number of children and their respective ages in the enquiry form.

DETAILED ITINERARY

We start the tour at Vittala temple parking lot at 9.00 AM and cover the following important monument. 

  • Vittala Temple Complex - Gopura, Kalyana Mantapa, Mukha Mantapa with Musical Pillars, Sanctum, 100 pillared Mantapa
  • Kings Balance 
  • Purandara Mantapa
  • Kotilingam - Relief sculptures on boulders and Mandapas
  • Chakra Tirtha 
  • Sri Virupaksha Temple Complex - Fresco Paintings, Three headed Nandi, Inverted pinhole image, Main Shrine, Temple elephant, Hampi Bazaar, Monolithic bull
  • Kadalekalu Ganesha (Chaturbhuja Ganesha)
  • Monolithic Narasimha & Badava Linga
  • Underground Shiva Temple

 

We then take an auto rickshaw to Kamalapura where you can have lunch on your own.

We take a 2 hour break for lunch. Your guide will discuss the most suitable options with you and take you there. 

We start the second half of the tour at Queens Bath and continue

  • Queens Bath
  • Mahanavami Dibba 
  • Audience Hall
  • Stepwell Tank and Aqueduct systems of Royal Enclosure
  • Hazara Rama Temple - Royal Chapel
  • Lotus Mahal
  • Elephant Stables
  • Nobleman's Quarters viewing point

At the end of the tour we will arrange the autorickshaw to drop you to Kamalapur or Hampi Bazaar. 

Optional Add-ons

  • If you prefer to move around in an air conditioned car during this tour then choose this optional add-on.
  • By default we will be covering a large part of the tour on foot and use auto-rickshaws only to get from one cluster to other. If you have trouble walking long distances then choose this option
  • It is recommended if you have elderly or toddlers in your group.
  • This option will automatically qualify you for a Pickup/drop from your hotel (if located in Hampi, Kamalapur or Hospete.)
  • A/C Etios Sedan (Capacity 3 Persons) – INR 2000,  A/C Innova (Capacity 5 Persons) –  INR 3000

Frequently asked Questions

These are default inclusions on the tour

  • Some light refreshments like coconut water and bottled drinking water is included 
  • An expert english speaking guide 
  • A Long coracle boat ride on river Tungabhadra
  • Battery Cart Fee at Vittala Temple Complex
  • Transportation - Morning half we will be only walking along river side. Post that we will be using Autorickshaws. 
  • Pickup and Drop from your Hotel is not included, you'll have to arrange your own transport for this.
  • Entry fee to monuments is NOT included in the price. We do this so as to keep the price same for foreign and Indian nationals
  • Lunch is not included on this tour. We will recommend you a good place and take you there
  • Wear comfortable cotton clothes. Wear clothing that would cover your chest and shoulders. Wear bottoms that would cover up to your knees.
  • A cap or an umbrella to keep the sun out.
  • Sunglasses 
  1. Submit an enquiry by clicking on the button and providing us your details.  
  2. We will get back to you via email with payment options [Direct Bank Transfer, Credit Card or Paypal] and an invoice
  3. On completion of payment we will send you the final confirmation of the tour

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