Experience this new year in Hampi - UNESCO World Heritage Center by trekking to famous hills, bouldering, cycling around the city, unfolding the history behind Hampi, being hippie in hippie island, crossing the famous river in coracle ride and camping.
Hampi, also referred to as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in east-central Karnataka, India. It is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in the eastern part of central Karnataka and is 376 kms from Bangalore.
Among the attractions of Hampi are beautiful temples, ruins of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings... the list is practically endless. The real pleasure in exploring Hampi comes from being on a bicycle or by walking around. Virtually every rock in Hampi has a story to say. This story is best heard if you give it time and walk around from rock to rock. Hampi is a backpacker's paradise, the same way a pilgrim's delight.
Get picked up from different spots at different time and start your overnight journey to Hampi.
08:15 PM: Baroda Bank, Koramangala or
09:00 PM: New Shanti Nagar hotel
09:30 PM: (Hard rock café) MG road
Day 2, 30th December,2018
Around 06:00 AM, you will reach the camp-site at Hippie Island, freshen-up and have breakfast later.
Start our trek to waterfalls after crossing Tungabhadra River, between two islands of Hampi via 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. Afterwards, you would walk through the boulders and cross the river.
Afterwards move towards Virupaksha Temple
Return and proceed towards Vijay Vittala Temple via Sugreeva Caves.
Enjoy the monument and capture the moments.
Later, you would reach to the banks of the river from there you would take a coracle ride to the other side of the bank.
Grab your self-sponsored lunch at café
Hike to Anjaneya Hills for Sunset
Descend to the campsite in the bus after sunset.
Freshen up and explore the Island all by yourself.
There are many local places where you can hop from one place to other enjoying live music, jamming and local cuisine. Discover hippie side of Hampi
Retire from the day
Day 3, 31st December,2018
Freshen up and fill your empty stomachs.
Proceed towards Bouldering session with proper gears under expert guidelines
Return back to the site and have lunch.
At around 2:00 PM, Get ready to board the cycles and visit historical side of Hampi by covering historical monuments like underground Siva temple, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stable, Ranga temple, Puskarni and Queens bath after crossing the river by ferry ride
Return back to the Hippie island.
Take some rest, pack your bags and get ready for Camping at private place around 5-6 km from Hampi.
Enjoy New year with bonfire, food, drinks and friends.
Retire for the day with new year memories.
Day 4, 1st January 2019
Wake up call, board the bus, back to tent stay to freshen up and have breakfast
After some time commence your return journey to Bangalore.
Have a self-sponsored lunch route.
Wind up the tour after you get dropped back.
Ferry and Coracle Ride
Tickets to Monuments
Lots and lots of fun and excitement.
MANDATORY THING TO CARRY
Two litres of water bottles
Raincoat (if in case it rains)
A cap / Sunglasses to avoid direct Sun
Personal medical kit / Medications (if any)
Good Trekking Shoes
Extra trousers and inner-wears
Personal medication kit
Cargo/track pants -2
3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner
Please Note: There are loads of popular restaurants which should be explored.
Local and experienced guides and trek facilitators
Recognised by the UNESCO as the World Heritage Site, Hampi is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Karnataka. The city, known for rich cultural heritage and grand, stunning architecture has been nothing but pure bliss for travel junkies and a super fun weekend getaway . Perfectly well placed, tucked away in the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, Hampi is known to have been one of the most richest cities in those days. The place has also once been the pride and capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. The name 'Hampi' comes from 'Pampa', an old ... Read More
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