Mythical Landscape Tour – Sunrise Hike, Coracle Boat & Moped Ride

Come explore awe-inspiring landscape of Hampi with us in fun and engaging ways as ride on mopeds, hike up hills and cross the river on coracle boats. And a bonus local food experience!

Come away on a magical journey that will unfold the beauty of Hampi to you from the best vantage points, even as the rising sun spreads its warmth on the blessed lands. This tour is all about enjoying and exploring the awe-inspiring landscape of Hampi in fun and engaging ways!  This is a tour for all adventure lovers. 

First thing one notices when arriving to Hampi is its awe-inspiring landscape with stunning boulder strewn hills, lush green valleys, network of rivers, lakes and canals. This is a birders paradise with over 300 species of birds and a variety of other animals. We will explore this landscape in interesting ways and witness most stunning scenery Hampi has to offer. 

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  • Climb up the one of the tallest hills in Hampi for a beautiful sunrise and stunning views 
  • Learn about the unique geology of the boulder hills
  • Explore hidden relief sculptures on the riverside by navigating through boulders
  • Enjoy a coracle boat ride over the tungabhadra river
  • Explore rural countryside on mopeds, visit lakes and quaint villages on the way. 
  • Enjoy sumptuous local food 

5:30 AM to 07:00 AM
5:30 AM to 07:00 AM

SUNRISE HIKE TO MATUNGA HILL

Arrive at the start point latest by 5:30 AM, your tour companion will meet you there. The exact meeting point will be communicated to on the previous day. 

We start early while it is still dark at the bottom of the Matunga Hill, so that we can make it to the top before the sunrises. Once at the top we will spend some time enjoying the sunrise peacefully. Understand the geology of this landscape and how such

07:00 AM to 08:00 AM
07:00 AM to 08:00 AM

RIVERSIDE WALK & CORACLE BOAT RIDE

We will descend from Matunga Hill from a different side and make our way through Achyutaraya Temple complex to the river side of Tungabhadra. This is a birders paradise, if you have a keen eye you'll be able to spot yellow throated bulbuls, plum headed parakeet, rose ringed parakeet and other rare species from the avian world.  

At the riverside we will explore hidden sculptures and carvings. Most visitors to Hampi miss this completely. We then will take a coracle boat to cross over to the northern bank of tungabhadra river. Floating on a coracle boat down the tungabhadra river in itself is an experience. It gives you an unmatched visual perspective of Hampi.  

08:00 AM to 09:30 AM
08:00 AM to 09:30 AM

MOPED RIDE & LOCAL BREAKFAST

Once on the other side we will walk on few islands before crossing over to the northern bank at Hanumanahalli village. Here we will mount our mopeds for a joyride through the countryside. More details about mopeds in the "INFORMATION" tab. Mopeds are the most fun ways of exploring the stunning countryside near Hampi. We will pass by and make several stops where your tour leader will narrate stories and familiarize you with flora, fauna & geology of the region. We will make a important pitstop for south indian breakfast at a village shack. On menu will be simple vegetarian items like idly, dosa, paddu, chutney, bhajji, coffee/tea.  The food will be delicious, that's a promise!  

Our tour will end at Virupapura Gaddi Boat Point or Anegundi Boat Point. From where you can take a public ferry across the river to reach southern bank. From here you will have to make your own way back. Alternatively choose pickup/drop option and we will arrange it for you seamlessly. 

09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
09:30 AM to 10:30 AM

RIVERSIDE WALK & CORACLE BOAT RIDE

Arrive at the start point latest by 8:30 AM, your tour companion will meet you there. The exact meeting point will be communicated to on the previous day. 

We will start our adventure with hike along the riverside boulders on the southern bank of Tungabhadra. Here we will discover many hidden sculptures and carvings, these are missed by most visitors to Hampi. We then will take a coracle boat to cross over to the northern bank of the river. Floating on a coracle boat down tungabhadra river in itself is an experience, it gives you unmatched visual perspective of Hampi.  

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

MOPED RIDE & HIKE

Once on the other side we will walk on few islands before crossing over to the northern bank at Hanumanahalli village. Here we will mount our mopeds for a joyride through the countryside. More details about mopeds in the "INFORMATION" tab. Mopeds are the most fun ways of exploring the stunning countryside near Hampi. We will pass by irrigation canals, tribal villages, man made lakes, paddy fields, stunning boulder hills and several important heritage structures. As we make several stops, your tour leader will narrate stories and familiarize you with flora, fauna & geology of the region. 

One of the important stops we will be making is at the Durga Temple at Anegundi, from here we will commence our hike into the boulder hill that served as a defensive fortification for the Kingdom. 

12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
12:30 PM to 02:00 PM

PICNIC LUNCH

The highlight of this tour will be a home cooked lunch served at a stunning outdoor location overlooking paddy fields and boulder hills. The food is traditional south indian food from this region, cooked and served by a local family. It will be the best meal you've on this trip, that is a promise! 

Post lunch we will ride our mopeds to Virupapur Gaddi and then take a public ferry across the river back to Hampi.  From here you have to find your own way back to the hotel.  You can find plenty of auto rickshaws at the Hampi Bazaar area.  You can also opt for a pickup/drop service from us, and we will handle all of that for you. 

Pick/Drop facility 

For both the batches the start and end point of the tour are at prominent location near Hampi Bazaar.  This location is easily accessible via road and well connected to all hotel locations. So it is quite easy to get to the start point on your own and then find transportation to take you back as well. 

However we would be happy to arrange pickup/drop from your hotel. The advantage with this option is we will do all of the coordination and you'll only have to worry about having a good time. 

We are providing two options for this: 

  1. Auto Rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk)
  2. A/C car service  
INCLUSIONS
  • Chai & coconut water as refreshments
  • English speaking travel companion
  • Moped with fuel on twin-sharing basis
  • Coracle Boat Fee
  • Sunrise Batch Only: Simple south indian  vegetarian breakfast with tea/coffee + Idly Sambar + Dosa Chutney
  • Morning Batch Only: Picnic style outdoor lunch served on a Banana Leaf. Home Cooked local organic meal
  • Optional Add-on:  Pickup/Drop to the start & endpoint from your hotel.

EXCLUSION
  • We do not provide bottled drinking water to avoid single-use plastics on our tours. Please carry a water bottle or buy one on the way.

THINGS TO REMEMBER
  • 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

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.

  • Climb up the one of the tallest hills in Hampi for a beautiful sunrise and stunning views 
  • Learn about the unique geology of the boulder hills
  • Explore hidden relief sculptures on the riverside by navigating through boulders
  • Enjoy a coracle boat ride over the tungabhadra river
  • Explore rural countryside on mopeds, visit lakes and quaint villages on the way. 
  • Enjoy sumptuous local food 

5:30 AM to 07:00 AM
5:30 AM to 07:00 AM

SUNRISE HIKE TO MATUNGA HILL

Arrive at the start point latest by 5:30 AM, your tour companion will meet you there. The exact meeting point will be communicated to on the previous day. 

We start early while it is still dark at the bottom of the Matunga Hill, so that we can make it to the top before the sunrises. Once at the top we will spend some time enjoying the sunrise peacefully. Understand the geology of this landscape and how such

07:00 AM to 08:00 AM
07:00 AM to 08:00 AM

RIVERSIDE WALK & CORACLE BOAT RIDE

We will descend from Matunga Hill from a different side and make our way through Achyutaraya Temple complex to the river side of Tungabhadra. This is a birders paradise, if you have a keen eye you'll be able to spot yellow throated bulbuls, plum headed parakeet, rose ringed parakeet and other rare species from the avian world.  

At the riverside we will explore hidden sculptures and carvings. Most visitors to Hampi miss this completely. We then will take a coracle boat to cross over to the northern bank of tungabhadra river. Floating on a coracle boat down the tungabhadra river in itself is an experience. It gives you an unmatched visual perspective of Hampi.  

08:00 AM to 09:30 AM
08:00 AM to 09:30 AM

MOPED RIDE & LOCAL BREAKFAST

Once on the other side we will walk on few islands before crossing over to the northern bank at Hanumanahalli village. Here we will mount our mopeds for a joyride through the countryside. More details about mopeds in the "INFORMATION" tab. Mopeds are the most fun ways of exploring the stunning countryside near Hampi. We will pass by and make several stops where your tour leader will narrate stories and familiarize you with flora, fauna & geology of the region. We will make a important pitstop for south indian breakfast at a village shack. On menu will be simple vegetarian items like idly, dosa, paddu, chutney, bhajji, coffee/tea.  The food will be delicious, that's a promise!  

Our tour will end at Virupapura Gaddi Boat Point or Anegundi Boat Point. From where you can take a public ferry across the river to reach southern bank. From here you will have to make your own way back. Alternatively choose pickup/drop option and we will arrange it for you seamlessly. 

09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
09:30 AM to 10:30 AM

RIVERSIDE WALK & CORACLE BOAT RIDE

Arrive at the start point latest by 8:30 AM, your tour companion will meet you there. The exact meeting point will be communicated to on the previous day. 

We will start our adventure with hike along the riverside boulders on the southern bank of Tungabhadra. Here we will discover many hidden sculptures and carvings, these are missed by most visitors to Hampi. We then will take a coracle boat to cross over to the northern bank of the river. Floating on a coracle boat down tungabhadra river in itself is an experience, it gives you unmatched visual perspective of Hampi.  

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

MOPED RIDE & HIKE

Once on the other side we will walk on few islands before crossing over to the northern bank at Hanumanahalli village. Here we will mount our mopeds for a joyride through the countryside. More details about mopeds in the "INFORMATION" tab. Mopeds are the most fun ways of exploring the stunning countryside near Hampi. We will pass by irrigation canals, tribal villages, man made lakes, paddy fields, stunning boulder hills and several important heritage structures. As we make several stops, your tour leader will narrate stories and familiarize you with flora, fauna & geology of the region. 

One of the important stops we will be making is at the Durga Temple at Anegundi, from here we will commence our hike into the boulder hill that served as a defensive fortification for the Kingdom. 

12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
12:30 PM to 02:00 PM

PICNIC LUNCH

The highlight of this tour will be a home cooked lunch served at a stunning outdoor location overlooking paddy fields and boulder hills. The food is traditional south indian food from this region, cooked and served by a local family. It will be the best meal you've on this trip, that is a promise! 

Post lunch we will ride our mopeds to Virupapur Gaddi and then take a public ferry across the river back to Hampi.  From here you have to find your own way back to the hotel.  You can find plenty of auto rickshaws at the Hampi Bazaar area.  You can also opt for a pickup/drop service from us, and we will handle all of that for you. 

Pick/Drop facility 

For both the batches the start and end point of the tour are at prominent location near Hampi Bazaar.  This location is easily accessible via road and well connected to all hotel locations. So it is quite easy to get to the start point on your own and then find transportation to take you back as well. 

However we would be happy to arrange pickup/drop from your hotel. The advantage with this option is we will do all of the coordination and you'll only have to worry about having a good time. 

We are providing two options for this: 

  1. Auto Rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk)
  2. A/C car service  

INCLUSIONS

  • Chai & coconut water as refreshments
  • English speaking travel companion
  • Moped with fuel on twin-sharing basis
  • Coracle Boat Fee
  • Sunrise Batch Only: Simple south indian  vegetarian breakfast with tea/coffee + Idly Sambar + Dosa Chutney
  • Morning Batch Only: Picnic style outdoor lunch served on a Banana Leaf. Home Cooked local organic meal
  • Optional Add-on:  Pickup/Drop to the start & endpoint from your hotel.

EXCLUSION
  • We do not provide bottled drinking water to avoid single-use plastics on our tours. Please carry a water bottle or buy one on the way.

THINGS TO REMEMBER
  • 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

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.

Frequently asked Questions

Firstly please note that the start points for the two batches are different. Your hotels proximity to the start point of the tour might be one of the things to consider while picking which of the two batches you’d like to book a tour for. Another important thing to keep in mind is that boat service to cross river is functional only between 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, all other time you will have to take the longer route by road (via new gangavathi bridge). 

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. 

  1. Hampi Bazaar: This is a well known landmark in heart of Hampi. If you have a car with a driver they will know the landmark. It is located 4 Kms from Kamalapura, 12 Kms from Hospete, 30 Kms from Anegundi, 40 Kms from Hippie Island. 
  2. Chariot Point, Anegundi Village: This is a popular landmark in Anegundi village, which is located on the northern bank of Tungabhadra river. It is located 10 Kms from Hippie Island, 30 Kms from Hampi, 26 Kms from Kamalapur, 40 Kms from Hospete. 

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. 

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