Prehistoric Tour of Hampi – Led by a local shepherd

Who were the earliest residents of Hampi?  What have they left behind? Embark on an adventure to discover hidden caves and rock shelters. 

We’ve known that prehistoric humans thrived in this region long before civilisations cropped up. The earliest residents here were nomadic cattle herders, who would seek shelter in the natural caves of the area during monsoons. Many of these megalithic & neolithic sites (1500 BC to 800 BC) have disappeared in the last 100 years due to lack of conservation efforts and plundering of natural resources. Some of the sites survive because they out of reach and are hidden deep or high in the boulder hills.  On this tour we set out on an adventure to visit some of the accessible prehistoric sites around Hampi, along the way we will build a narrative of how life of early humans was in those times.  This is a tour for true adventure seekers and those that are interested in prehistory. 

We will ride mopeds to get around on this tour. Mopeds are the easiest way to navigate country roads in this area. We will also be taking assistance of local shepherds to guide us through our hike in remote areas through boulder hills. The local shepherds have photographic memory of the landscape because they traverse through all areas looking for best grazing land for the sheep. It is also our effort at making them important stakeholders in conservation of such sites. Through our activities they understand the importance of preserving such sites for education and gainfully benefit from such activity.  In case you are not comfortable riding mopeds please indicate so on the enquiry form, we will arrange alternative transportation. 

  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
  • INFORMATION
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  • Get a glimpse into prehistoric lives of early human settlers in their region.
  • Visit the neolithic site of Vani Bhadreshwara to see a prehistoric rock gong
  • Venture on a hike led by a local shepherd to discover a variety of  prehistoric rock art that tells the story of early humans of Hampi
  • Explore hidden rock shelters and look for signs of human presence

There are three options for local transportation on this tour. Local transportation is mode of transport we will used during the duration of the tour to get around from one place to the other.   

We also provide three options for pickup/drop from & to your hotel. Depending on the distance and preference you can make the appropriate choice. 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Moped is a light motorcycle (engine power below 60cc). We will be covering a lot of distance on rural roads winding between lakes, villages, hillocks and farms on this tour. And Mopeds are the most fun way to get around and experience the beauty of this place.  Which is why this is the default and preferred option for this tour. 

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.  Mopeds will be pre-filled with enough fuel to last the tour. There will be 1 Moped for every 2 participants, which means they will have to take turns riding and sitting pillion.  Individual mopeds can also be arranged on request. 

Auto Rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk) is another option for this tour. Pick this option if you are unable to or unsure of ride a moped. With this option you'll still enjoy the breeze and open views of the surrounding.  

A/C car is all about the comfort in travel.  Choose this is you want to remain comfortable inside a car when we get around from place to place.  However keep in mind that we will be spending most of our time climbing up and down hills and walking trails on foot.  And the transportation will be used only in between.  

PICKUP/DROP TRANSPORTATION

Choose this option if you can arrange your own pickup/drop to the start location of Anegundi Village. 

Auto Rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk) pickup/drop can be arranged if your accommodation is within 10Kms of the start point.  We will coordinate all of this with you seamlessly.  

A/C car can be used for pickup/drop if you prefer comfort.  This option is recommended if you are staying over 15 Kms away from the start point of the tour.   If your accommodation is in Hampi, Hospet, Kamalapur, Venkatapura, Prakash Nagar then this applies to you.  We will coordinate the pickup/drop so the experience will be seamless for you. 

INCLUSIONS
  • Some light refreshments like coconut water.
  • An expert english speaking tour lead.
  • Transportation - As per you preferences

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

  • Get a glimpse into prehistoric lives of early human settlers in their region.
  • Visit the neolithic site of Vani Bhadreshwara to see a prehistoric rock gong
  • Venture on a hike led by a local shepherd to discover a variety of  prehistoric rock art that tells the story of early humans of Hampi
  • Explore hidden rock shelters and look for signs of human presence

There are three options for local transportation on this tour. Local transportation is mode of transport we will used during the duration of the tour to get around from one place to the other.   

We also provide three options for pickup/drop from & to your hotel. Depending on the distance and preference you can make the appropriate choice. 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Moped is a light motorcycle (engine power below 60cc). We will be covering a lot of distance on rural roads winding between lakes, villages, hillocks and farms on this tour. And Mopeds are the most fun way to get around and experience the beauty of this place.  Which is why this is the default and preferred option for this tour. 

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.  Mopeds will be pre-filled with enough fuel to last the tour. There will be 1 Moped for every 2 participants, which means they will have to take turns riding and sitting pillion.  Individual mopeds can also be arranged on request. 

Auto Rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk) is another option for this tour. Pick this option if you are unable to or unsure of ride a moped. With this option you'll still enjoy the breeze and open views of the surrounding.  

A/C car is all about the comfort in travel.  Choose this is you want to remain comfortable inside a car when we get around from place to place.  However keep in mind that we will be spending most of our time climbing up and down hills and walking trails on foot.  And the transportation will be used only in between.  

PICKUP/DROP TRANSPORTATION

Choose this option if you can arrange your own pickup/drop to the start location of Anegundi Village. 

Auto Rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk) pickup/drop can be arranged if your accommodation is within 10Kms of the start point.  We will coordinate all of this with you seamlessly.  

A/C car can be used for pickup/drop if you prefer comfort.  This option is recommended if you are staying over 15 Kms away from the start point of the tour.   If your accommodation is in Hampi, Hospet, Kamalapur, Venkatapura, Prakash Nagar then this applies to you.  We will coordinate the pickup/drop so the experience will be seamless for you. 

INCLUSIONS

  • Some light refreshments like coconut water.
  • An expert english speaking tour lead.
  • Transportation - As per you preferences

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

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