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Hampi – The lost city

Would you like to explore Hampi, the ‘lost city of India’, and get to know about the rich ancient History of the other beautiful destinations too?


Starts: from Bangalore

Ends: at Bangalore

Type: Mixed Gender


Start: 7 AM, 11 Jan 2024

End: 8 PM, 14 Jan 2024

₹ 25000

₹ 24000
About the Tour

During this trip, you visit many ancient architectural destinations, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. You get to unearth the stories that have come alive through the ruins, cave temples, chariots, step-wells, etc which are definitely worth a visit!

Hampi is not just another ancient touristy village, but it’s a story and an emotion that can only be felt while wandering through this city of ruins. Because of its ancient temples, forts, and other monuments, Hampi is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. It’s like a historic gold mine for architecture buffs! It is also known as the “lost city” while being a historical delight for visitors. It is home to 500 ancient monuments, gorgeous temples, thriving street markets, bastions, the Vijayanagar Empire’s treasury building, and captivating remains.

Hampi, situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River, is renowned for its enormous, intricately carved temples, particularly the Virupaksha Temple, devoted solely to the empire’s patron deity. While its spectacular architecture is its claim to fame, Hampi’s landscape is equally fascinating. Quotes from books written by several travel writers of the time can be found in the Hampi Archeological Museum!

Did you know that you can find singing columns in Hampi? The Hampi saregama pillars at Vittala Temple are famous for their melody. When lightly tapped, these stone pillars produce a musical tune. When the pillars are struck, they produce 7 notes out of each instrument they represent.

Around 1500 AD, Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire and, according to some accounts, the second-biggest city in the world. The terrain surrounding Hampi is as mysterious as the ruins themselves – the town is surrounded by boulders of various sizes, and you can reach the top of them with little effort to get a breathtaking view of the city and the geography.

While going on a trip to Hampi, we also get to explore Badami, Pattdakal, and Aihole.

Badami, founded by the Chalukyas, is a tourist destination in India that can steal your heart in fractions of a second. Badami cave temples were constructed out of red sandstone from the hills and are among the most ancient monuments in our country. They are regarded as the epitome of outstanding Indian rock-cut architecture, particularly Badami Chalukya architecture. 

Pattadakal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its ornately sculptured temples. Pattadakal’s temples attest to the lushness and unchanging radiance of Chalukyan architecture. It has a cluster of ten major temples with notable architectural features. The Temple of Virupaksha, built around 740 by Queen Lokamahadevi to memorialize her husband’s triumph over the kings of the South, stands out among the group. Pattadakal is a must-visit destination you get to explore during the Hampi trip. 

Aihole, known as the “cradle of Hindu/Dravidian temple architecture,” is a peaceful village on the banks of the Malaprabha River. A temple can be found on every street corner in the village. Did you know it has around 125 stone temples dating back to the 5th century? The most notable is the Durga Temple, which features a funnel-shaped apse, a raised plinth, and a gallery encompassing the sanctum. The Lad Khan Temple is among the first Hindu temples to display iconography from the Shaiva, Vaishnava, and Shakti traditions.

Trip Highlights

Your Itinerary

We will start an early morning journey from Bangalore so that we start fresh and are able to undertake the day journey comfortably while enjoying the scenery en route, and still reach Hampi on time to soak in the first evening vibes there.
Pick-up points:
7 AM – Hotel Mayura near Majestic Bus Stand
7:20 AM – Taj Yeshwanthpur

If you are an outstation participant & prefer to come a day early, we can assist you with the hotel bookings. If you are directly arriving from the airport, then we can club you with other outstation participants and arrange a pickup for you at extra cost. 

Group Introduction & Orientation after all pick-ups are done
Start driving to Hampi
Breakfast (on the way)
Lunch (on the way)
Check-in & freshen up
Coracle Ride
Social Evening/ Group Games

Overnight stay in a 3-star-hotel

Driving time & distance for today – 6.5 hrs/330 km

Virupaksha Temple
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
Mustard Ganesha
Queen’s Bath Palace
Lotus Mahal Hampi
Royal Enclosure
Elephant Stables
Hazara Rama temple

Overnight stay in a 3-star-hotel

Early Breakfast/Packed Breakfast
Badami Cave Temples
Agastya Lake
Pattadakal Group of Monuments
Aihole Temples
Back to Hotel

Overnight stay in a 3-star-hotel

Driving time & distance – 7 hrs/ 300 km

Note – Please note that today is going to be a long day but your enthusiasm and energy would come in handy. Unfortunately, there are not many decent options to stay near Badami, Pattadakal & Aihole. Hence, it has to be a day trip from Hampi.

Breakfast & check-out
Vitthala Temple
Tungabhadra Dam
Start driving to Bangalore
Lunch (on the way)
Arrival in Bangalore

8 PM – Taj Yeshwanthpur
8:30 PM – Hotel Mayura near Majestic Bus Stand

However, we cannot guarantee the exact time of arrival due to any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. If you have an onward journey planned on the same day, please keep some buffer time in hand.
We will drop the participants as per the schedule, and exchange warm hugs, and goodbyes until we meet again.

Chettinad Map

Booking/ Query

To book this trip, please Call/ WhatsApp/ Email using the below-mentioned details.

If you have any questions or concerns, then please feel free to contact us using the below-mentioned details. Alternatively, fill this form and our team will get back to you at their earliest.

Call/ WhatsApp : +91 9999 74 9677


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