Hampi is the destroyed capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Located amidst a beautiful setting of small hills such as Matunga and Rishyamuka, the river Tungabhadra flows ferociously through the town. Hampi is glorified by the patronage of its kings to art and architecture. We’ll be walking, also cycling/Mopads at a slow pace.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type02 Days
Group Size Small Group
Hampi with GoXp provides a unique experience of seeing the ancient ruins with a bit of fun.
Hampi is a place with a mix of old and new cultures. We glide through the old Hampi bazar with its old pavilions which one’s used to be a thriving market during the days of the Vijayanagara Empire, old temples with great architecture, passing through some beautiful fields, swimming in Tungabhadra river.
We relax at some beautifully made shacks in the old town with some great cuisine from both Indian to International.
Its also a shoppers paradise to buy various crafts, clothes, jewellery from the shamll shops spread around.
The trip gives a laid back feeling to which one can relax and enjoy the place.
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
- Shared Accommodation.
- Entire round trip Transportation from Hyderabad to Hyderabad.
- All local transportation. We will be using Cycles, 2 wheelers
- Tour guide for entire journey
- Entry fees for the monument where applicable.
- Single room accommodations
- Photography accessories and charges like cameras etc.
- Any transport to / from till meetup point.
- Items of personal nature like mineral water, beverages, phone calls, Liquors, Bottled beverages, individual snacks, additional sightseeing tours & excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees etc.
- Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the ‘Tour Price Includes’ column.
- No Travel insurance.
11:00 PM - Friday
Start from Hyderabad
Start from Hyderabad in a private/public bus.
8:00 AM - Saturday
Reach Hampi. Check into our home stay and go to Tungabadra River for a quick dip. Freshen up and meet for breakfast to some amazing Guntha ponganalu.
10:00 AM - Saturday
Cycle Around Hampi
We will take cycles and go around Hampi ruins. We start at the Bazar and visit Sasivekalu Ganesh, Koneru, Queens bath, Underground Temple, Krishna Temple, Hemakuta Temple, Old Palace and other places. We will be cycling for 5-6 hours and break for lunch at one of the places.
04:00 PM - Saturday
Return back to Hotel
We will return back to Home Stay by Tea time, take a couple of hours Tea break and head out to the market for some shopping and personal time.
We will visit Virupaksha Temple and Lakshmi, Hampi’s Elephant.
We will have dinner and then end the day under the stars on the Tungabadra river side sharing the day stories.
05:00 AM - Sunday
Sunrise Hike to Matunga Hill
Matunga Hill is the most talked about hill in Hampi for its sunrise view.
Being at the centre of Hampi, and also the highest point, Matanga hilltop is the best spot to get an aerial view of Hampi.
A short 45min hike leads to the top of the hill to get this splendid view.
This is optional so if anyone wants to catchup on extra sleep can well do so.
08:00 AM - Sunday
Return and Breakfast
Return from Matunga back to Home Stay, Freshen up and have some great local breakfast.
Interested folks can go for a morning swim in Tungabadra once again.
10:00 AM - Sunday
Walk to Vittala Temple
We will walk to Vittala Temple which will take us through a beautiful landscape of Hampi ruins and hills alongside the river.
Its an hours walk one way with some great monuments to visit in the path.
01:30 PM - Sunday
We break for lunch. Take rest from the sun and chillout with some games on the other side of the river which is called as the Hippi Island of Hampi.
05:00 PM - Sunday
Return back to HomeStay
We return back to our Home Stay, pack our bags, have some personal time if you want to explore the bazaar on your own
08:00 PM - Sunday
Have Dinner and start back to Hyderabad by 10pm
05:00 AM - Monday
We reach Hyderabad by 5, just in time to have a few hours of rest and back to work.
Over Night Trip
- A small Backpack to put all your things in during the day.
- Prefer light clothing as it will be hot.
- 2L waterbottle which can be refilled.
- Sun Cap and an Umbrella for the sun.
- If rainy season, Raincoat/Poncho for yourself with rain cover for bag
- Good shoes with extra pair of socks
- Mosquito Repellent.
- Toiletries required – Add Sunscreen
- Personal medicines.
- Energy bars/ ORS or any preferred Snacks.
- Photo Id (any valid card with your photograph and signature on it)
- Signed Disclaimer form.
We will be staying at home stays. Each room will have to accommodate 3 persons. Ladies and Men will have separate rooms. Please see inclusions on the type of accommodation provided.
No it is not mandatory. If not cycles we have Luna’s also available which one can choose from. But Hampi can be enjoyed most in Cycles so that is a best option to choose from.
Hampi is a hot place. So wear anything light which keeps you cool. Shorts/T-Shirts are also fine.
Have good shoes/Sandals to walk.
Sun cap and an umbrella is a must though.
We suggest participants to get gear based on the season. We suggest you go over the things to get section in the earlier tab.
Yes we love our young participants and Hampi is a good place for kinds to enjoy. But please make sure you keep an eye on them all the time. Organizers would be looking out to the whole group so might not be able to pay focused attention to the kids.
As Hampi is a temple town most of the food will be vegetarian and Indian. We will add some local south specialties.
An organizer will accompany the group at all times and also based on a trek a local will be with the group.
As we are in the town most of the places have public Toilets when we are out.
Hampi has low Mobile network points. BSNL works but not a great place for other carriers.
Though Wifi is available at all Home Stays, hotels. So internet is a way to stay connected there.
Though we suggest to keep the phones away and enjoy the place 🙂