This two day itinerary has been curated to allow travellers to see Hampi in an authentic manner. We will explore the Architecture & History of the UNESCO world heritage site on one of the days, and then see engage with the local community that is an integral part of this site on the next day, getting a glimpse into their culture and life. For more details on the tours please check the detailed itinerary and click on the included tours.
Pickup from Bus Stand or Railway Station & Transfer to Hotel on Arrival. The Hotel check-in time is 1.00 PM, subject to availability we will arrange early check-in. Freshen up at hotel, leave your luggage and have breakfast.
8.30 AM: Pickup from your hotel and drop to start point of your tour.
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM: Hampi Heritage Tour – History, Architecture & Monuments (Click for details)
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. 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, Urban Core, 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
5.30 PM: Drop to your hotel
09.00 AM: Pickup from your hotel.
09.30 AM to 2.30 PM : Cultural Tour – Hampi through eyes of its people (Click for details)
On this Hampi Village Life Tour, we will embark on a journey of exploring & experiencing the local way of life in rural communities around the UNESCO world heritage site. There are around 29 village settlements within the protected core zone and people living in these communities are an essential part of the cultural heritage of Hampi. The traditions, festivals, social life of people here is deeply intertwined with their shared heritage and the landscape. This is why Hampi is often referred to as a living heritage site. On this tour we will immerse ourselves in lives of people from these communities, understand how they contribute to the richness of the cultural heritage of this site.
This tour is all about immersing yourself into the local culture and learning about life in villages of India. We promise to make this fun, engaging and educational experience for you!
3.00 PM: Drop to your hotel after end of your tour to collect luggage.
Transfer from Hotel to Hospet will be arranged. Please note that typical checkout time at hotels is 12.00 Noon, so you’ll have to checkout of rooms early in the morning itself.
Accommodation is available in four categories as shared below. Remember to choose an accommodation category when you fill up your enquiry form. Based on your enquiry we will send you detailed price quote.
The location of this property is most convenient, just outside of the core zone of Hampi in a village called Kamalapur. All rooms are air-conditioned. There is a inhouse restaurant, room service and laundry services also are offered. Kamalapur is well connected to Hospet (10 Kms).
One of a kind properties that will add to your overall experience of Hampi. Tastefully decorated cottages, each cottage unique in its own way. High standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained. Local staff are involved in running and maintaining the property. If you are expecting amenities like reliable internet, laundry, 24 hour room service then this is not for you. But if you enjoy staying at unique properties that reflects the local ethos and culture then this is for you.
In this category you know what you are getting, because the quality of property and service will be standard. Run mostly by well established hotel conglomerates or chains like the Royal Orchid and Hyatt.
This package comes with few transportation options. So choose an option that best suits your need.
Moped is a light motorcycle (engine power below 60cc). There are several tens of kilometers of rural roads winding between lakes, villages, hillocks and farms near Hampi. One of the best ways to explore this area is on Mopeds. If you have no prior experience riding a moped it is not a problem, one can get the hang of it within 10 -15 minutes of riding. It is one of the favorite pastimes and adventures that you can engage in Hampi. You don’t get a chance everyday to ride a motorcycle through some of the most awe inspiring landscapes in the world, so we encourage you to try it. We will be providing fuel worth INR 200 along with the mopeds.
If you do not want to ride a moped then we can arrange an autorickshaw as an alternative to show you around. The cost will remain the same. Please note that we will provide either mopeds or autorickshaws but not both at same time. In case there are few people in your group that want to ride and others don’t then we can arrange autorickshaws at extra cost.
Entry fee to the monuments is not included. You will have to pay this directly at the counter, your guide will help facilitate this. The reason we don’t include this is to keep the pricing for Indian and Foreign nationals same.
Not happy with the above package? Not a problem! We have more packages that can suit your interests and needs. Browse through the tours listed here and see if you find any of then interesting.