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About the Hampi Trekking:
Start your tour after getting picked up 08:15 PM from Bank of Baroda, Koramangala, at 09:00 PM from New Shanti Nagar hotel, or at 09:30 PM from Hard rock café, MG road and head out for your trip.
Enjoy the overnight journey to Hampi in which you would have an informal introduction and have fun.
It is advised that you take some light dinner beforehand since this is an overnight journey to Hampi.
Around 06:00 AM, you will reach the camp-site at Hippie Island from where you will start your Hampi trekking.
Freshen-up and have breakfast.
Start your trek to Hampi waterfalls after crossing Tungabhadra River, between two islands of Hampi via a ferry ride.
The trek would start through the back of the village towards the paddy field on the side of Tungabhadra River. Walking through the uneven surface of the bank, you would enter the banana farm. Afterward, you will trek through the boulders and cross the river.
You will then move towards Virupaksha Temple, followed by a trip to the Vijay Vittala Temple through the Sugreeva Caves.
Following this, you will trek to the banks of the river from there you would take a coracle ride to the other side of the bank.
Hike to Anjaneya Hills for sunset views of the area before descending down and returning to the campsite in the bus after sunset.
Freshen up and explore the Island by yourself in your leisure time.
There are many local places where you can hop from one place to another enjoying live music, jamming, and local cuisine.
Discover hippie side of Hampi.
Retire for the night with the amazing bundle of your Hampi trek memories.
After getting up early, freshen up and gear up for bouldering.
Bouldering would be a lot of fun but also a little challenging for first timers, so it is very much required to follow the expert’s advice and guidelines.
After the bouldering, you would be leaving for covering historical monuments like underground Siva temple, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stable, Ranga temple, Puskarni and Queen’s bath.
Return back to the campsite and freshen up for your return journey back to Bangalore.
As you reach Bangalore in the late hours of the evening, the experience of Hampi trekking will come to an end.
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What is the best time to visit Hampi?
The best time for Hampi heritage trek is during winters, which is from October to March. The temperature starts dropping from October and the lowest goes around 15 degrees at night. The maximum temperature during winters is 30 degrees which is cool and pleasant.
It is the time when Hampi looks and feels the best. Whereas, the summers are too hot in Hampi. May and June should be avoided if possible. Monsoons which is from July to September is pleasant with low to average rainfall. The entire town comes to life and the temperature is cool throughout the season.
How can I reach Hampi from Bangalore?
We provide the pickup and drop facilities to and from Bangalore for Hampi trekking. Three locations are given from where you can be picked up. You may decide as per your choice and convenience. The transportation costs for both ways is included in your package and no extra cost in chargeable.
What are the pick up and drop points available from Bangalore?
We start our journey for Trek to Hampi heritage Site from Bangalore. We have arranged three pickup locations from where you will be picked. You may select the location out of these three as per your convenience. The first pickup is scheduled around 7:30 PM near Baroda Bank at Koramangala Water Tank. Opp. Mr. Beans – Home Cafe.
The second pickup is around 08:00 PM from New Shanti Sagar Hotel in HAL Road, Near Domlur Bridge. The last pickup is around 9:00 PM, from MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal, which marks the beginning of your Hampi Trekking. You will be dropped in the same location after the trek.
Is this trek safe for Solo Travelers and Female Travelers?
The Hampi Heritage Trek is completely safe for the solo and female travellers. We have had many solo and female travellers before who had the most amazing trekking experience with us. We take special care for the safety of the women and solo travellers. Separate accommodation is provided to men and women for their comfort and safety.
Which meals are included in the package?
During your trekking and Hampi Bouldering expedition, you will be given breakfast for two days and evening snacks. Rest all meals are self-sponsored.
What is Hampi bouldering?
Hampi is considered to be the Mecca of bouldering which has been attracting thousands of tourists throughout the globe each year. It is blessed with heaps of boulder clad hillsides which form to be the perfect location for Hampi bouldering. Be it an amateur or an experienced boulderer, the routes of the boulders of Hampi does not fail to quench your hunch.
It is a tougher version of rock climbing as bouldering does not involve any rope support. It is not very high like rock climbing but it can be just as challenging. Climbing on huge boulders without any support is tough but exciting, and Hampi provides you with that.
What is Hampi famous for?
Hampi is blessed with numerous attractions which makes it one of the most celebrated places in India. It is majorly famous for the ruins belonging to the former Medieval Hindu Kingdom- Vijaynagar which has contributed to have earned it the name of the World Heritage Site.
The gorgeous Hampi temples, its colossal monuments and sculptures and the excellence in architecture found at this place reflect the grandeur of Hampi and the Vijaynagar Empire. Other than these, Hampi bouldering and trek to Hampi heritage site has earned it a lot of momentum in the recent past. It is now one of their most preferred locations which is beautiful and important in Indian History.
What are the attractions on Hampi trek?
You will be amazed to come across numerous attractions during Hampi trekking. Your trek trail takes you through all these gorgeous stopovers which are the main attractions in Hampi.
The first attraction that you will come across and is going to be your campsite is Hippie Island. It is known to be a paradise for all the hippies and youngsters who like fun, beauty and celebrations in one place. The various cafes offer scrumptious local cuisine with comfortable sitting.
After your layover at the Island, you will begin your trek to Hampi heritage site, and the first thing that you will witness is the Tungabhadra River. It is a crystal clear river which is also a major site in Hampi. Cross the river via a ferry and reach the stunning Hampi Waterfall. It is a series of small whirlpools flowing amid rocks. This place is refreshing and a great place to click some pictures. Relax at Hampi waterfalls sometime before you move ahead with your trek.
You will trek through the paddy fields at the back of the village, located at Tungabhadra River. The sight of the paddy fields is simply beautiful and natural. As you walk, you will cross a banana farm. This place is stunning and smells so good. All the banana lovers are going to love this place. The next attraction that you will see as you move ahead is the famous Virupaksha Temple. It is situated on the bank of River Tungabhadra and is a predominant pilgrimage centre in Hampi.
It is considered to be the holiest and most sacred retreat by people in Karnataka. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Virupaksha Temple is still pristine which stands gloriously amid the other ruins of Hampi. After crossing Virupaksha Temple, you will cross through the Sugreeva Caves to reach Vijay Vittala Temple. Sugreeva Cave was the home to the mythical Monkey Warrior and a great Lord Ram devotee, Sugreeva. This is a natural cave which draws thousands of tourists each year.
Walking through these caves and exploring the mythological eminent place is a great experience. After crossing the caves, you will reach the Vijay Vittala Temple. This temple is dedicated to Vittala who was considered to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. This ancient temple is famous for its unmatched craftsmanship and exceptional architecture. It is the largest structure in Hampi which has stunning stone structures like the impeccable pillars and stone chariot. After this, the next attraction that you will come across is the amazing Anjaneya Hills.
You will hike to the hills to experience the most beautiful sunset ever. The scenery from the top of the hills is simply breathtaking. The sunset from this point is very famous and a major tourist attraction. After this, you will get back to the campsite in a bus. Next day after bouldering, you will be taken to the other historical monuments in Hampi. The first is the underground Siva Temple. This temple is surrounded by swanky trees which looks amazing. The sanctum of this temple remains submerged in the water, which reaches up to Maha Mandapam during monsoons.
The sight of the temple under water is unbelievable. Next attraction is Lotus Mahal. It is amid the finest architectural palaces which have uniquely designed lotus-like structure. It is located within Zenana Enclosure which was used by the Royal Ladies of Vijayanagara Dynasty. After this, you will see the Elephant Stable which is just outside the Zenana Enclosure. This stable was the shelter home to the Royal elephants. Elephant Stable still looks beautiful as it suffered minimum carnage during the Mughal attack.
After this, visit Ranga Temple which is located within the Royal Centre. The carving of Lord Hanuman on a single slab is the main focus of this place. After this, head towards the Pushkarni in Hampi. It is a delightful place to see which tells a lot about the people during the Vijayanagara Dynasty. Pushkarnis are sacred water tanks which are linked to Temples. Almost all the major Hampi temples have a pushkarni made near them. These sacred tanks played a huge significance in numerous functional and spirituals during that time.
These are now a major tourist attraction in Hampi. Lastly, you will see the Queen’s Bath which is interesting to explore. It is believed to be the private bath place for Royals. Made hundreds of years ago, this place attracts a huge number of tourists even today due to its beauty and architectural excellence. After this, you will be taken back to the campsite and after a few hours of rest, your journey to Bangalore will begin, which will mark the end to your Hampi trekking expedition.
What are the heritage sites in Hampi?
Other than Hampi trekking, this place is blessed with some beautiful heritage sites which includes monuments, temples, hills and museums. The first heritage site that has been the centre of attraction for everyone is:
Virupaksha Temple- It is one of the most important restored edifices which is still beautiful and attractive. Visiting it once is important in order to see the grandeur and beautiful architecture of Hindu Dynasty.
Vitthla Temple- It is yet another beautifully ornate structure which represents the extreme beauty of Vijayanagara Temple architecture.
It is a gorgeous temple that is linked with the associated buildings like Utsava Mandapa and Kalyana Mandapa, in close vicinity to the temple. Visiting this temple gives you a chance to explore the religious stature of Hampi in a single place. Other than these, Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Achyutaraya Temple, Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, Royal Enclosure, Hampi Bazaar, Riverside Ruins, Matanga Hill, Department Archaeology Museum and Hanuman Temple are some sites which should not be missed while in Hampi.
What is the night stopover option?
For the night stopover during your trek to Hampi heritage site, you will be provided with proper tents at the campsite. These tents are available on double sharing basis. Men and women are given different tents for accommodation.
What is the Hippie side of Hampi?
Hampi is not only famous for its beautiful monuments and temples, trekking and bouldering, Hampi has another side which is liked by all hippies. Hippie Island which is situated on the other side of the Tungabhadra River is a famous attraction in Hampi.
It is considered to be a mini version of Goa, minus beaches. It is a beautiful place which is loved by all the hippies and youngsters. The scenery around is breath taking. This place is ideal to relax and especially after your Hampi trekking expedition.
What are the basic inclusions in the package?
The pickup and drop facilities to and from Bangalore is included in your Hampi heritage trek package. Tents at campsite is provided on double sharing basis. Breakfast on Day 2 and Day 3 is included in the package and mini snacks will be given during the expedition.
All the permits and forest permits will be arranged by us. Experienced guides and trek facilitators will be provided who will accompany you throughout the trek. First-aid kit is arranged in order to cater to any small accidents like cuts, bruises, etc. A bonfire at campsite is also included in the package which will ensure a perfect way to end your day.
Which is the Sunset trek point?
The sunset point in Hampi is Anjaneya Hill which is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. You need to trek to the top of the hill to witness the stunning sunset. The beauty from the pinnacle is simply mind-boggling which will take stay with you forever.
The sight of the river, terrain and the lush green landscape makes it look like a paradise. A Temple that is dedicated to Mighty Hanuman is situated on top of the hill which is yet another tourist’s attraction. Capture the beauty of the sunset and get back to your campsite on a bus provided by us.
What is coracle ride?
Coracles have been in India since ages and have been used by fishermen to catch their daily dose of fishes. These are crude boats which are round in shape and are made with bamboo, reeds and plastic sheets.
These days, coracle boats are more than just fishing boats. Now, it is used by tourists to explore the beautiful beaches and sea. Same can be done in the glittery water of River Tungabhadra. The tourists take coracle ride and have some great time in the middle of the sea. It is truly fun and a memorable ride that will be cherished forever.
What are the other places to visit and things to do in Hampi?
Other than Hampi heritage trek, you can indulge yourself in some local shopping and sightseeing as Hampi has a lot to offer. Begin with exploring the Hampi Bazaar. Situated on Matanga Hill foothill and just before Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Bazaar is a major tourist attraction in Hampi. An ancient street which stretches over a km, this place has lots of pavilions ruins which speak about the olden times. Now, you get traditional costumes, embroidered shawls, antique coins, colourful bags, carved artefacts, clay dolls, jewellery, stone figurines, handicrafts, etc. here.
It is a great place to buy some souvenirs and grab a quick snack. The next place to visit is the Archaeological Museum. It is a noteworthy tourist place that has 4 different art galleries which house a huge variety of artefacts. The statues, metal plates, ancient coins, paintings, armoury and beautiful sculptures of diverse Hindu Deities is safely preserved there. Each section of the museum is worth exploring and is a treat for kids and history buffs. An interesting thing to do while in Hampi is exploring Daroji Bear Sanctuary.
It is a secured forest area which houses some endangered animals, flora and fauna. The sight of Indian Sloth Bears at this place is amazing. You can watch them strolling around freely, climbing the trees or just playing with each other. This sanctuary also has hyenas, spotted deer, leopards, jackals and many more animals. The flora around the sanctuary makes it a beautiful place and a favourite spot for wildlife and nature lovers. Lastly, hire a bike or a cycle and explore this historical place at your own pace.
Roam through the ruins of this place and have a laidback holiday. Take ample pit stops and enjoy the sunset, explore the cafes and wave at the fishermen. Jump off the cliff and have the most adventurous swim of your life. Get blessed by Lakshmi, the elephant of Virupaksha Temple. Let her trunk soak you in water with gentle showers. Truly an adventurous experience and mind-blowing attractions that will stay with you forever.
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