Hampi is so mystical with its boulder-strewn landscapes that you might feel like you’ve landed on the moon! This ancient village is split into two by Tungabhadra River, which has become a natural epicenter. Hampi has a soothing quality to it, as its gentle agricultural community tend to lush green paddy fields and global travelers gather. As the former capital of the mighty Vijayanara Kingdom and home to ruins of a once sacred and regal city, the village is home to several major UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Themes

  • Heritage

Highlights

  • Two-Storied Lotus Mahal
  • Elephant Stables
  • Vitthal Temple
  • Stone Chariot

Places to Stay

Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace Hampi

Style: Resort

Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace Hampi is set by the upper Tungabhadra Canal, just ten minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi in Karnataka.

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Hampi Boulders

Style: Resort

The Hampi Boulders Resort is a unique and rustic property located in proximity to the World Heritage Site of the Vijayanagara Ruins.

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Heritage Resort Hampi

Style: Boutique

Heritage Resort Hampi is located a short drive away from the town's famous ruins, and tucked away in an unspoilt landscape brimming with tropical fruits, including mango trees and coconut palms.

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Activities in Hampi

Highlights of Hampi

Tour the ‘king’s balance,’ the stunning ‘queen’s bath’ with its arched corridors, and lotus shaped fountains; visit the two storied Lotus Mahal, the huge Elephant Stables, the mesmerizing musical pillars at the Vitthal Temple, the awe inspiring Stone Chariot, the Virupaksha Temple and the monolith of Ugra Narasimha.

2h-Visit to Kishkinda Trust

Visit the Kishkinda Trust, an NGO in Annegundi village, near Hampi. Watch as local rural women prepare different articles using materials like bamboo, banana coir, etc. Take a ‘coracle’ (small lightweight boat) ride across to the other side of the Tingabhadra River; then drive about 20min to reach here. For more info visit www.thekishkindatrust.org

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