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Hampi 3 Day Sightseeing Tour From Bangalore

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Trip Overview

Experience Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient city of the Vijayanagar empire in Karnataka. Take this private tour for a hassle-free experience.


Highlights

  • Visit the historical 'Group of Monuments at Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take a tour of a mesmerizing group of temples.
  • Experience the charm of the locations once inhabited by the kings and queens of the Vijayanagara Empire. 


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Detailed Overview

Hampi is located in the east-central part of the South Indian state of Karnataka. It was the centre of the Vijayanagara empire in the 14th century. Hampi was the world's second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing by the year 1500 CE and probably India's richest. Hampi is dotted by the ruins of the empire, which once flourished, temples, and mahals (palaces). Hampi lies on the banks of the Tungabhadra River and has good connectivity from Goa, Secundrabad, and Bangalore.


Hampi 3 Day Sightseeing Tour From Bangalore Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup from Bangalore & travel to Hampi

  • Our driver will pick you up from your hotel/residence at the specified time in Bangalore.
  • You will be travelling a distance of approximately 360 km from Bangalore to Hampi; it will take you about 9 to 10 hours, including your refreshment breaks on the journey.
  • Depending on your arrival time, you may want to visit a few places on day 1 of your trip.
  1. Virupaksha Temple: Located in Hampi, Karnataka, Virupaksha Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest functioning temples in India. Dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Virupaksha, it is known for its impressive architecture, intricate carvings, and annual festivals, attracting devotees and tourists alike.
  2. Hampi Bazaar: Situated in the heart of Hampi, Hampi Bazaar is a bustling street lined with ancient stone structures, small shops, and eateries. It serves as the main commercial hub of the historic city, offering a glimpse into its vibrant past and present-day culture.
  3. Kadalekalu Ganesh: This monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha is located in Hampi and is known for its massive size and exquisite craftsmanship. Carved out of a single granite rock, Kadalekalu Ganesh is a popular attraction among tourists, who marvel at its unique architectural beauty and religious significance.
  4. Krishna Bazaar, also known as the Krishna Temple Complex, is a group of historic structures in Hampi dedicated to Lord Krishna. It includes the Krishna Temple, a stepped tank, and other architectural remnants. The bazaar area once bustled with trade and religious activities, offering insights into the city's rich history and cultural heritage.
  • Get dropped off at your hotel as per your convenience.

Day 2: Hampi local sightseeing

  • Below are some of the key attractions that you can choose from for your second day of the tour

 

  1. Monolithic Ugra Narasimha statue: This iconic statue of Lord Narasimha, the fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu, is carved out of a single granite rock. It depicts Narasimha in a fierce form, seated in a yoga posture with a multi-headed snake hood behind. The statue is a remarkable example of Vijayanagara architecture and craftsmanship.
  2. Badavi Linga: The Badavi Linga is a large monolithic Shiva Linga housed within a modest shrine. Carved out of a single black stone, it stands at about 3 meters tall and is one of the tallest monolithic Lingas in Hampi. Devotees visit the shrine to offer prayers and seek blessings.
  3. Underground Shiva Temple: Also known as the Prasanna Virupaksha Temple, this underground temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It features a unique architectural style with a large central hall and intricate carvings on the pillars and walls. The temple is renowned for its serene ambiance and spiritual significance.
  4. Mint Area: The Mint Area in Hampi is believed to have been the location where coins were minted during the Vijayanagara Empire. It comprises the ruins of structures associated with the minting process, offering insights into the economic activities of the empire.
  5. The viewpoint of the Noble Men's Quarters: This viewpoint offers panoramic views of the sprawling ruins of the Noble Men's Quarters, a residential area believed to have housed the elite of the Vijayanagara Empire. Visitors can admire the architectural layout and imagine the grandeur of the past.
  6. Zanana Enclosure: The Zanana Enclosure was a fortified area reserved for the royal women of the Vijayanagara Empire. It contains several notable structures, including the Lotus Mahal and the Elephant Stables, offering a glimpse into the lifestyle and architecture of the royal court.
  7. Lotus Mahal: The Lotus Mahal is a unique structure within the Zanana Enclosure, characterized by its elegant architecture and lotus-shaped domes. It served as a pleasure pavilion for the royal women and features a blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles.
  8. Elephant Stable: This long structure with domed chambers once housed the royal elephants of the Vijayanagara Empire. It is an impressive example of Vijayanagara architecture, with each chamber designed to accommodate an elephant.
  9. Watch Tower: The Watch Tower in Hampi served as a strategic lookout point for the defense of the royal enclosure. It offers commanding views of the surrounding area and is an important part of the city's defensive architecture.
  10. Hazara Rama temple: Dedicated to Lord Rama, the Hazara Rama temple is known for its intricately carved bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the Ramayana. It was used exclusively by the royal family for worship and ceremonies, showcasing the empire's devotion to Lord Rama.

 

  • On completion of the second-day tour, get dropped back at your hotel in Hampi.

Day 3: Start your journey back to Bangalore.

  • You may want to visit a few places in the morning before starting your return journey.
  1. Royal Enclosure: The Royal Enclosure in Hampi was the administrative and ceremonial center of the Vijayanagara Empire. It encompasses several structures, including the Mahanavami Dibba, the underground secret chamber, and the Queen's Bath, showcasing the grandeur and opulence of the royal court.
  2. Mahanavami Dibba: The Mahanavami Dibba, also known as the Great Platform, is a massive ceremonial platform within the Royal Enclosure. It was used by the Vijayanagara kings to preside over grand celebrations, including the Mahanavami festival. The platform is adorned with intricate carvings depicting scenes of courtly life and royal processions.
  3. Underground Secret Chamber: This mysterious underground chamber is located within the Royal Enclosure and is believed to have served as a secret meeting place or treasury during the Vijayanagara Empire. The purpose of the chamber remains a subject of speculation among historians and archaeologists.
  4. Stepped Tank: The Stepped Tank is an ancient water tank located near the Royal Enclosure. It features a series of concentric steps leading down to the water level and is believed to have been used for ritual baths and ceremonial purposes. The tank's symmetrical design and intricate carvings make it a fascinating architectural marvel.
  5. Queen's Bath: The Queen's Bath is an ornate bathing complex located within the Royal Enclosure. It comprises a large central pool surrounded by a covered veranda with ornamental arches and balconies. The bath is believed to have been used by the royal women for bathing and relaxation, showcasing the luxurious lifestyle of the Vijayanagara queens.
  • After the completion of your tour of Hampi, you will be dropped back at your hotel/residence in Bangalore.

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 in Bangalore
Finish Point
Hotel/Residence in Bangalore
Start time
6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyMulti-day Tours
Trip Code
O885A2245

Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop to the hotel/residence/other in Bangalore city.
  • Charges for a private cab.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • Travel distance limit for 900 KM (Extra kilometre charges will be applicable after the limit, please refer Important Information Section for details)

Exclusions

  • Monument entry tickets.
  • Your accommodation and meal
  • Tolls & Parking.
  • 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.
  • 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 900 kilometres.
  • After 900 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver)
  • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 13 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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5.0

Lampros

15 Dec 2019

A very gentle, friendly and cooperating driver, with a lot of interests, that made our trip amusing and smooth. We strongly recommend him!

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