Magical Hampi

4-Day Hampi Tour - Temples & Boulders - South India

Prices from £315 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationGoa - Hampi

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Overview

Be enchanted by the boulder-strewn riverbanks and crumbly temples and banana plantations of Hampi, hidden between palm groves. Surreal and spellbinding, it’s a place that takes hold of many travellers. Wander between giant boulders, amble amongst rice paddies and soak up the relaxed atmosphere. You’ll spend three days exploring the ruins Hampi, once the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a guided tour of the tumbledown temples, sip on a lassi and scramble up to rocky viewpoints for sunset.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Train from Bangalore to Hospet
  • Return transfers to your hotel
  • Train from Hospet to Mysore
  • Hampi Tour with driver and guide

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Arrival in Hampi

Today you’ll travel on an overnight train from Bangalore to Hospet. On arrival you’ll be transferred to Hampi, an enchanting village on the shores of the Tungabhadra River, nestled amongst ancient ruins and crumbling sculptures.

In the early mornings and late afternoons, the combination of gentle light and striking landscape gives Hampi a magical ambience that defies description.

Arrival in Hampi

Guided Tour

After breakfast, you’ll set off to explore with our local guide. The ruins are dotted across a large distance between massive rocks, banana plantations and tropical scrub. You’ll visit many extraordinary sites – the Temple of Malyavanta, Hampi Bazaar (a beautiful street in the days of the Vijayanagaran Empire), the Virupaksha Temple, the Ugra Narasimha Burial Mound and the Vithala Temple complex. At the end of the day, you’ll be dropped off at your guesthouse. The evening is free, so why not climb one of the nearby hills and enjoy the magical sunset.

Guided Tour

Free Time & Departure

Today, your time is completely your own. Hampi was once the huge capital of the Vijaynagaran Empire, larger than Paris or London. One of the most famous ruins is the massive stone carriage that is parked in front of an impressive gallery of decorated pillars, each sculpted from a single block of stone. Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle to explore more of the ruins, or the colourful rural village scenes around your hotel.

This evening you’ll wave goodbye as you head off to Mysore on an overnight sleeper train.

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“After three unforgettable trips, I can’t wait to plan my next India holiday- there’s always somewhere new and exciting to explore! For me, nothing beats the delicious food and the colourful festivals.”

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