Get a glimpse into the local way of life. Immerse yourself in the culture and meet amazing people from the community. Explore the awe-inspiring landscape of Hampi with us in fun and engaging ways.
One of the first thing that catches our attention as one enters Hampi is its awe-inspiring landscape. The stunning boulder strewn hills, lush green valleys in between, network of rivers, lakes & canals, and charming villages in between. There are around 29 village settlements within the protected area of Hampi, the people living in these communities are an essential part of the cultural heritage of Hampi. The traditions, festivals, social life of people here are deeply intertwined with their shared heritage and the unique landscape.
On this tour we will ride mopeds through village roads, take joy ride on coracle boats, meet locals from the community and eat a delicious home cooked meal!
9:00 AM to 02:00 PM: Mythical Landscape Tour
Meet your tour leader at the start point which is Anegundi Village. Depending on how far your resort/hotel is from the start point, please plan to leave early. We will coordinate your pickup on the day of the tour.
Moped Ride through Villages – We enjoy ride through quaint villages making stops to meet people, drink chai, see prehistoric cave paintings and more. The meandering village roads cutting through the lush rural farmland is a delight!
Coracle Boat Ride – These round boats made of Bamboo have been in use here for over a thousand years. The fishing community depend on them even today to fish, ferry passengers and earn additional income by ferrying tourists. Enjoy a ride on the coracle boat in a safe manner.
Village Walk & Community – Take a walking tour through an ancient village, meet people within the community, learn about their livelihoods. Meet craftswomen who turn agricultural waste into beautiful products, and learn how to weave like them.
Home Cooked Lunch with local family – We visit a local family who will be hosting us for lunch. The lunch will be home cooked with locally sourced organic ingredients. Rest assured this will be the best meal you’ve had on this trip. The meal highlights the local cuisine and recreates recipes from the Vijayanagara era.
02:00 PM – End the tour at Anegundi Village. From here you can proceed to your hotel/resort and take the rest of the day to yourselves.
OPTIONAL ADD-ON INCLUSIONS:
By default we haven’t included transportation in this tour. This is because we want to give travellers the flexibility to use their own transportation. For those of you who want us to arrange transportation you can choose one of the following during your booking process and we will send your a quote for local transportation as well.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
MOPEDS & ALTERNATIVES
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 light motorcycle through some of the most awe inspiring landscapes in the world, so we encourage you to try it. We will be filling your moped with enough fuel to ride at least 50 kms.
Mopeds will be provided on twin sharing basis, you can take turns as the rider and pillion. In case you do not want to ride a moped but still want to do this tour, then let us know in message section of the enquiry form. We will offer alternate arrangements. In case you want to speak to someone before making a decision then feel free to reach us through whatsapp, email or phone.
Our tour lead will coordinate with you and your driver the day before the tour by phone and email. In case you are hiring an auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk), you can have the driver talk to our tour leader (we will send his/her number to you) over phone and they’ll co-ordinate the location.
Start Point – Anegundi Village: This is a well known village on the northern bank of Tungabhadra river. If you have a car with a driver they will know the landmark. It is located 20 Kms from Kamalapura, 32 Kms from Hospete, 8 Kms from Hippie Island.
End Point – Anegundi Village:
If you have a self drive car or a chauffeur driven car then you can use it to arrive at the start point and then safely park it. Our tour lead will coordinate with you over phone and guide on the day.
On the tour we will be using mopeds and sometimes autorickshaws. However if you insist on using your transportation we can figure out a way, please infrom us in advance.
In case you do not want to ride around in a moped, we can arrange an Auto-Rickshaw (tuk-tuk) as an alternative. Please note that you either use mopeds or the autorickshaw, arranging both at same time would cost extra. While booking please let us know if you’d like to opt for the alternative, we would be happy to accommodate you.