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Hampi 2 Day Sightseeing Tour from Bangalore

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Trip Overview

Visit Hampi from Bangalore and experience the charm of the place once ruled by the mighty Vijayanagar Empire. Hampi, the erstwhile capital from the 14th to the 16th centuries, is a perfect destination to travel to from Bangalore for a 2-3 day period. 

 

Hampi Tour from Bangalore Highlights:

  • Visit the historical 'Group of Monuments at Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take a tour of a mesmerizing group of temples and ruins spread over Hampi.
  • Explore South India’s artistic and cultural heritage as you visit some of the greatest historical gems
  • Experience the charm of the Hampi attractions, once inhabited by the Kings and Queens of the Vijayanagara Empire. 
  • With a convenient pick-up and drop-off, travel from Bengaluru to Hampi in the most convenient way possible.


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Hampi Sightseeing Tour from Bangalore Overview

Hampi is located in the east-central part of the South Indian state of Karnataka. It was the centre of the Vijayanagara Empire from the 14th to the 16th centuries AD. Hampi was the world's second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing by the year 1500 CE and probably India's richest city. Hampi, once the center of a flourishing empire, is now dotted by the ruins of temples, palaces, and other structures. Hampi lies on the banks of the Tungabhadra River and has good connectivity from Goa, Secundrabad, and Bangalore.

There is no railway station in Hampi. Although there are plenty of guest houses, homestays, and budget hotels, premium and luxury stay options are limited. Hospet, a nearby town 13 kilometers from Hampi, has more accommodation options. Hyatt Place Hampi is 27 km from Hampi.

Places to visit in Hampi include the Virupaksha Temple and Hampi Bazaar

Hampi is a great destination to spend time exploring and discovering the rich, vibrant history and culture of the region. You can shop around for souvenirs from roadside shops. In terms of food, Hampi is a great location. Thanks to the great number of foreign tourists visiting this place, you can get the best flavors of world cuisine here. The cafes and restaurants on the 'other side of the river' are especially good. 

This is the perfect package for a 2-day road trip to Hampi from Bangalore. 


Hampi Tour from Bangalore: Suggested Itinerary

Day 1:  Pickup from Bangalore and drive to Hampi

  • The driver will pick you up from your hotel/residence at the specified time in Bangalore.
  • After pick-up, we start our journey from Bangalore to Hampi. It would take about 6 hours, inclusive of your refreshment breaks, to reach Hampi. Bangalore to Hampi distance is 342 km and the highway till Chitradurga on the route is very good.
  • On reaching Hampi, you can first check-in at your hotel or accommodation. After freshening up, we can go on the Hampi sightseeing tour.
  • The following suggested places will be covered on your arrival in Hampi:
  1. Virupaksha Temple: As the most renowned temple in Hampi, Virupaksha Temple stands as a testament to the city's rich history and spiritual significance. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this ancient temple boasts stunning architecture, intricate carvings, and a vibrant atmosphere, attracting pilgrims and tourists alike.

  2. Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex: The Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Hampi landscape and houses a cluster of ancient temples and shrines. This sacred site is steeped in mythology and offers visitors a serene retreat amidst the natural beauty of Hampi.

  3. Kadalekalu Ganesha: Kadalekalu Ganesha, named for its resemblance to a Bengal gram (kadalekalu), features a massive monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha. The intricately carved idol, with its serene countenance, is a marvel of craftsmanship and devotion, making it a significant religious site in Hampi.

  4. Hampi Bazaar: Hampi Bazaar buzzes with energy as a bustling marketplace filled with colorful stalls selling a variety of goods, from traditional clothing to antique artifacts. It offers visitors a glimpse into the vibrant local culture and provides an opportunity for souvenir shopping and cultural exploration.

  5. Monolithic Ugra Narasimha Statue: Despite suffering damage from historical invasions, the Monolithic Ugra Narasimha Statue remains an awe-inspiring sight. The colossal depiction of Lord Narasimha in a fierce form exudes a sense of power and divinity, making it a must-see attraction for visitors to Hampi.

  6. Tungabhadra River Ghat: Serving as a gateway to the other side of the river, Tungabhadra River Ghat is a vital transportation hub in Hampi. Visitors can experience the tranquility of the river, take a ferry ride, and enjoy scenic views of the surrounding landscape from this picturesque waterfront location.

  7. Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple: Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple is named after its statue of Lord Ganesha, carved from a single block of granite. The temple, surrounded by lush greenery, offers a serene setting for spiritual reflection and admiration of the intricate craftsmanship displayed in the idol.

  • On completion of your first-day tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel, Hampi (as booked by you).

Day 2: Hampi Sightseeing and back to Bangalore

  • You can start your day at your convenience. An early start to the day is recommended. 
  • The following places in Hampi can be covered today, depending on your time. 
  1. Stepped Tank/Royal Enclosure: The stepped tank within the Royal Enclosure of Hampi is an impressive architectural marvel, showcasing the advanced engineering skills of the Vijayanagara Empire. It served both ceremonial and practical purposes, providing water for rituals and everyday use.

  2. Mahanavami Dibba: Mahanavami Dibba, a grand platform located within the Royal Enclosure, was used for royal ceremonies and celebrations. Its intricate carvings depict scenes of courtly life and religious rituals, offering insights into the cultural richness of the Vijayanagara Empire.

  3. Elephant Stables: This Indo-Islamic-style structure housed the royal elephants of Hampi. Its architectural fusion reflects the diverse influences present in the Vijayanagara Empire, showcasing a blend of Hindu and Islamic design elements.

  4. Lotus Mahal: The Lotus Mahal is a captivating monument known for its graceful arches, serene gardens, and intricate carvings. It served as a retreat for the royal women of the Vijayanagara court, offering a tranquil oasis amidst the bustling palace complex.

  5. Zanana Enclosure: The Zanana Enclosure was a secluded walled compound reserved exclusively for the royal women of Hampi. It provided privacy and security for the women of the court, featuring ornate structures and well-maintained gardens.

  6. Hazara Rama Temple: Situated near the Zenana Enclosure and Lotus Mahal, the Hazara Rama Temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. Its walls are adorned with intricate bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the Ramayana, making it a significant religious and artistic site in Hampi.

  7. Vithala Temple Complex: The Vithala Temple Complex houses the iconic Stone Chariot, one of the most recognizable landmarks in Hampi. This sprawling complex is renowned for its architectural grandeur, sculptural details, and musical pillars, attracting visitors from around the world.

  8. Monolith Bull/Queen's Bath: The Monolith Bull, also known as the Nandi, is a colossal sculpture situated near the Queen's Bath, a royal bathing complex. These structures exemplify the opulence and grandeur of the Vijayanagara Empire, showcasing intricate craftsmanship and artistic finesse.

  9. Archaeological Museum: Located near the Vithala Temple Complex, the Archaeological Museum houses a rich collection of artifacts unearthed from the ruins of Hampi. It provides valuable insights into the history, culture, and artistry of the Vijayanagara Empire, enriching visitors' understanding of this ancient civilization.

  10. Achyutaraya Temple: The Achyutaraya Temple, although now in ruins, bears testimony to the architectural brilliance and artistic excellence of the Vijayanagara Empire. Its ornamental carvings, sculpted pillars, and intricate motifs evoke a sense of awe and wonder, showcasing the cultural legacy of Hampi.

  • You can have your lunch in Hampi or at a restaurant on your way back.
  • After the completion of your tour of Hampi, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Bangalore.

 

Other Prominent places to Visit in Hampi

  1. Matanga Hill: Offering panoramic views of the Hampi ruins and surrounding landscape, Matanga Hill is a popular spot for sunrise and sunset viewpoints. Visitors can enjoy a scenic hike to the top and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

  2. Anegundi: Located on the northern bank of the Tungabhadra River, Anegundi is believed to be the ancient capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. It boasts historical ruins, ancient temples, and picturesque landscapes, providing insight into the region's rich heritage.

  3. Sanapur Lake: This tranquil lake, surrounded by rocky hills, offers a serene escape from the bustling city. Visitors can relax by the lakeside, go for a coracle ride, or simply enjoy the peaceful ambiance and scenic beauty of the surroundings.

  4. Virupapur Gaddi (Hippie Island): Situated across the Tungabhadra River, Virupapur Gaddi, also known as Hippie Island, is a laid-back area popular among backpackers and travelers seeking a more relaxed atmosphere. It offers rustic accommodations, cafes, and yoga retreats amidst picturesque surroundings.

  5. Monkey Temple (Hanuman Temple): Perched atop Anjaneya Hill, the Monkey Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Visitors can climb the steps to the temple while encountering friendly monkeys along the way.

  6. Pampa Sarovar: A sacred pond located near the Virupaksha Temple, Pampa Sarovar is believed to be associated with the Hindu epic Ramayana. It is a serene spot for meditation and reflection, surrounded by lush greenery, and frequented by pilgrims.

  7. Elephant Rock: This distinctive rock formation resembles the shape of an elephant and is a popular site for rock climbing and bouldering enthusiasts. It offers adventurous activities amidst breathtaking natural scenery.

  8. Lakshmi Narasimha Temple: Dedicated to Lord Narasimha, this ancient temple features a massive monolithic statue of the deity. Despite being partially damaged, it remains a significant religious site and architectural marvel in Hampi.


Please note

  1. This is not a guided tour.
  2. The driver will not serve as a guide but will be familiar with all the places to visit.
  3. The itinerary mentioned here is only a suggestive itinerary; guests can skip or add places to visit.
  4. This is an outstation tour; hence, the vehicle cannot be used for the local Bangalore city tour.

Basic Details

Start Point
Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Hotel/Residence
Start time
6:00 am 6:30 am 7:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyMulti-day Tours
Trip Code
O885A2032

Inclusions

  • Bangalore Hotel or Residence Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Service of a Professional Chauffeur
  • Transportation by Air-Condition private vehicles (Sedan Car or SUV as chosen)
  • Fuel and Cab charges
  • Usage of vehicle for 750 Kms (Extra kilometre charges will be applicable after the limit, please refer Important Information Section for details)

Exclusions

  • Entry Tickets at Monuments
  • Any meals
  • Tolls & parking
  • Overnight Stay/Accommodation
  • Anything not specified in the inclusions above.
 
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested for during the booking in "Special Request" section, though the same cannot be promised.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attraction in the destination of the tour.
  • Pick up and drop off has to be in the same location
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar.
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar.
  • Night charge of Rs.300 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a kilometre limit of 850 kilometres.
  • After 750 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver)
  • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 12 per km (additional kilometre charge)
  • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 16 per km (additional kilometre charge)

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Reviews (3)

4.8

Babit pradhan

17 Feb 2023

Our tour of the Hampi was amazing. Our driver was very knowledgeable about the history and geology of the area, and made the experience even more enjoyable. The views were absolutely stunning and we took some amazing photos. This was definitely a trip of a lifetime

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Cristina nascimento

22 Dec 2018

I really enjoyed my 2-day visit to Hampi. Everything was right on schedule, the driving from Bangalore to Hampi took approximately 6 hours and the ride was safe and smooth, thanks to the driver, Mohanraj. I was able to visit all the sights suggested on the site, with a few modifications, due to proximities to each other. I would recommend the Tour.

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Manjula tandon

25 Sep 2018

Good trip . Manjunath , nice and careful driver

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