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Hampi City Local Sightseeing Day Tour

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Trip Overview

Take a local sightseeing tour of Hampi in a private car and explore Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Karnataka, India, is a mesmerizing archaeological and cultural destination. Known for its ancient ruins, stunning rock formations, and historic temples like Virupaksha and Vittala, Hampi transports visitors to the Vijayanagara Empire's glorious past. The landscape, dotted with boulders and ruins against a picturesque backdrop, creates a unique and enchanting atmosphere, making Hampi a must-visit for history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.


Hampi Tour Highlights

  • Explore Hampi, the city of ruins, by private vehicle
  • Witness the set of UNESCO World Heritage monuments


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Detailed Overview

Hampi used to be the imperial capital of the Vijayanagar Empire, and while the structures are many centuries old, they still remain stunning. Travel comfortably in a private vehicle and see the ancient temples and historic ruins of Hampi. We visit monuments such as Virupaksha Temple, the Monolithic Bull, Elephant Stables, the Stone Chariot at Vijaya Vithala Temple, and Lotus Temple. Marvel at the architecture of the Queen's bath used by royal ladies of those times. At Hazara Rama Temple, see the amazing stone carvings depicting stories from the epic Ramayana. Other amazing locations in Hampi town include the Underground Shiva Temple and the Ugra Narasimha Statue. On this day tour, we also visit the wonderful Hampi Bazaar and Sasivekalu Ganesh, known for their great architecture and remarkable female statues.


Itinerary

  • The driver will pick you up from Hampi, as mentioned while booking.

  • The driver will transfer you to the hotel if the pick-up is from the Hampi bus stand. You can drop off their luggage and check in, after which we start our Hampi tour.

    You will cover the following destinations on this tour:
  • Virupaksha Temple: This is part of a group of monuments designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Hampi Bazaar: It was a local market where people used to sell heaps of jewels and gold.

  • Kadalekalu Ganesha is one of the largest and most monolithic statues of Lord Ganesha that exist in the southern part of India

  • Sasivekalu Ganesha: This monolithic statue carved out of a huge boulder measures about 2.4 meters 

  • Krishna Temple: The Krishna temple is known for its exquisite carvings and elegant architectural designs

  • Krishna Bazaar is a relatively newly excavated site in Hampi, and this Bazaar is associated with the Krishna temple

  • Monolithic Ugra Narasimha Statue: The speciality of the sculpture is that it is the largest monolith statue in Hampi.

  • Badavi Linga: This is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a monolithic statue.

  • Underground Shiva Temple is one of the popular temples that are visited by tourists on the Hampi Trail.

  • Mint Area: These are the temples situated in the much-popular Royal enclosure, which falls on the way to Kamalapuram from Hampi.

  • A viewpoint of Noble Men's Quarters: This is where the aristocrats of Vijayanagar lived. The ruins of the foundations spread out over a valley at the foot of small, rocky hills.

  • Zanana Enclosure: The Zenana Enclosure was a fortified and secluded area reserved for the royal ladies of the Vijayanagara Empire.

  • Lotus Mahal, also known as Chitrangani Mahal and Kamal Mahal, falls under the secular or nonreligious categories of structures in Hampi.

  • Elephant Stables: The Elephant Stable in Hampi is an impressive structure that was used to provide shelter for the royal elephants of the Vijayanagara Empire.

  • Watch Tower: This is the largest and most detailed of all the watchtowers among the Hampi ruins.

  • Hazara Rama Temple: This temple, located near Lord Rama, is an important shrine in Hampi.

  • Royal Enclosure: This fortified area had been the seat of power for the fallen empire.

  • Mahanavami Dibba: This is the tallest structure in this area and hence the first thing you would notice as you entered the royal enclosure

  • Underground Secret Chamber: This sub-terrain chamber has probably used the treasury of a secret discussion room located inside the citadel area.

  • Stepped Tanks: Pushkarini are the sacred water tanks that are attached to the temples, and these were considered sacred during ancient times.

  • Queen's Bath: The Queen’s bath in Hampi is a colossal bath that exemplifies the architectural excellence prevalent during the days of the Vijayanagara Empire

  • You can stop at a nearby local restaurant for lunch near Hampi bazaar (at your own expense)
  • You will continue visiting the rest of the monuments, and we will finally drop you off at the hotel.

*Note: Many attractions are next to each other or in the same complex, so while the tour covers a lot of places, it is still not rushed.

Basic Details

Start Point
Hotel/Bus Stand
Finish Point
Hotel/Bus Stand
Activity Level
Easy
Start time
8:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:30 am See more
Category
Cultural & Theme ToursTours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O337A3061

Inclusions

  • Pick-up from Hampi Hotel/Bus-stand 
  • 10 hours & 100 Km of daily limit.
  • All transfers and sightseeing in private vehicle.
  • Service of a knowledgeable driver cum guide.

Exclusions

  • Entrance tickets
  • Parking charges.
  • Any meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Important Information

  • Tour can be started from your hotel in Hampi, bus stand. Please enter pick-up location while booking.
  • Pick-up can be arranged at an extra cost for Hospet 
  • Usage of the car is allowed till 6:00 PM in the evening, post which an extra charge of Rs.150/hour for Sedan and Rs.250/hour for SUV is applicable which has to be paid directly to the driver. 

Cancellation Policy

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

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5.0

Prakash rao

28 Dec 2022

Very satisfying experience of booking through Trodly. The promptness in responding to our requirements was amazing ! The trip experience including the polite behaviour of the cab driver made it a memorable trip. Highly recommended!!

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Pick-up from Hampi hotel or guest house
  • Pick-up can also be arranged from Hospet bus stand at an extra cost
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick up point. Please enter the full pick up address at the checkout page.
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