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. 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. 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 nature & adventure lovers.
Our journey today starts early in the morning when it is dark, we start our ascent up the Matunga Hill from its western approach. We will enjoy the stunning sunrise and the best view of the entire landscape here. After the sunrise we will climb down in a different route and pass through the ruins of achyutaraya temple which is home to some rare birds. We will then make our way to the riverside to discover some hidden gems and we climb boulders and engage in some soft adventure.
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. 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.
These are the services/activities that are not part of the tour by default. Please go through the options below and see if you'd like avail any of them. While you submit enquiry you can choose the relevant options.
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.
|Number of Persons||Total in INR|
|Type||Per Person in INR|
|Per Adult (Age 10 & Above)||1500|
|Per Kid (Age 5 to 9)||1000|
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 – 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.
End Point – 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.