On our journey to the city of ruins, we will come across a plethora of landscapes, people, and experiences. With a history that dates back to the 3rd century B.C., Hampi will leave you in awe of its culture and beauty.
Witness some spectacular sunsets that paint the sky in blazing shades of orange, magnificent piles of boulders stretching as far as the eyes can see and the history of one of India's glorious empires left behind in the form of ruins. If you're interested in cycling through ancient ruins, while also jumping in rivers and eating some great food, Hampi is the place to be!
Pack your bags cause we're heading to the city of ruins! We meet at Andheri (E) outside the Bisleri building (near WEH metro station) at 4:00 pm. For those joining in from Pune, contact us to coordinate the pickup point and time.
We reach Hospet by 8:00 am and head towards Hampi. Keep a lookout for the ever-changing landscapes. They're gripping, to say the least. We check in to our comfortable homestay rooms in Hampi. After breakfast, we head for a walking tour of the Hampi ruins. We cross some gorgeous landscapes and the Tungabhadra river. Our last stop on the walking tour is the famous Vitthala temple (It's represented on the new 50 Rs note!). You have a few hours to explore these heritage sites. After exploring this area, we head back to the Hampi market for a super late lunch. We then make our way to a hillock in the vicinity to catch the sunset. On returning to our homestay, we can hog on a heavy dinner and get a good night's rest. You're gonna need whole lotta energy for the next day.
Rise and shine Vagabonds! Nourish yourself as much as you can, cause today we're gonna cycle around the ruins of Hampi! There's a fair bit of uphill cycling but don't worry, you can just get off and walk up the slope (we won't judge). The roads are wide with barely any traffic, so make sure to take in the pleasant climate and beautiful views. You'll find 'nimbu-paani' and souvenir vendors along the way.
Refresh yourselves and even do your part of the shopping. We head back to Hampi bazaar for a late lunch. You have a couple of hours to explore the bazaar on your own or just go sit by the river or cycle around the town. We meet by 4:00 pm sharp and head back to Hospet. Take one last look at the ruins of Hampi whiz past you. Time to board our bus back to Bombay.
We'll reach Bombay around 8:00 am latest. Say your final goodbyes. Back to the grind.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions & Exclusions
-Luxury AC sleeper bus Bombay-Hampi-Bombay (Pune pickup available)
-All internal transport (as per itinerary)
-Accommodation in homestay rooms with attached toilets (3 pax per room)
-1 day rental of cycles (Day 3)
-Entry fee to monuments run by the UNESCO (Day 2)
-Ferrying across the Tungabhadra river
-Coracle boat ride
-All activities and entries to places as per itinerary.
-All guide and local expertise charges
-Expenses incurred by individuals over and above provisions by Vagabond. -Visit any place not listed in the itinerary -Meals
-Basic knowledge of cycling is expected of everyone joining this trip
-For those who can't/don't want to ride a cycle, a rickshaw (extra rental cost) can be arranged to take you around during the cycling tour
-There will be a fair amount of walking through the course of this trip. This experience is not advised for people who have any physical ailments and can't walk for long distances
-There is barely any network in Hampi. BSNL works best. Airtel and Vodafone get erratic network at some places
-For those joining at Hospet directly, please arrange to reach Hospet by 8:00 am on Day 2 and book a return bus from Hospet on Day 3 post 6:00 pm (Contact us to discuss this in detail)
-30 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 1,500 will be deducted -15 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 3,000 will be deducted -7 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 4,250 will be deducted -1 week to the date of departure: No refund (All refunds will be initiated post the event date)
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
-All timings and activities are subject to weather, group size, capabilities of participants, etc. -Vagabond holds the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances (for eg. unfavorable weather) -By registering for this trip, you agree to have read through and abide by the Vagabond terms & conditions mentioned below:
I HEREBY AGREE, UNDERTAKE AND DECLARE AS FOLLOWS:
IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to the Vagabond trip/event/trek/activity, hereinafter referred to as Activities conducted by Vagabond, (Hereinafter referred to as the Conductor, under the guidance of Elton Dmello and/or Shannon Fernandes and/or Shajin Shaji and/or Nihar Nair, hereinafter jointly referred to as the Instructors, I do hereby:
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I agree to comply with the stated terms and conditions of participation; further, agree and warrant that if at any time when the Instructors believe and think that any conditions to be unsafe, they will have the right to ask me / [my ward] to discontinue further participation in the Activities immediately;
I shall not hold the conductor, instructors, employees, other participants, owners, lessors or anyone responsible for any injury that might happen to me / my ward in the course of my journey to the venue and my journey backward;
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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