Welcome to Hampi


The main travellers’ ghetto has traditionally been Hampi Bazaar, a village crammed with budget lodges, shops and restaurants, and towered over by the majestic Virupaksha Temple. Tranquil Virupapur Gaddi, across the river, has become a popular hang-out. However, recent demolitions in both areas have seen businesses closed.

Direct daily flights to Jindal Vijaynagar Airport, 35km south of the ruins, mean that Hampi has never been more accessible.


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$2000 Cultural & Theme Tours

Beaches and Heritage

ItineraryDay 1: Dabolim → North GoaPass By: Goa International AirportArrival and transfer to HotelMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a Hotel near CalanguteDay 2: Explore GoaStop At: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa Velha, GoaSightseeingDuration: 5 hoursStop At: Fort Aguada Beach, GoaSightseeingDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a Hotel in GoaDay 3: Goa → Badami Stop At: Badami Cave Temples, Badami, Bagalkot District, KarnatakaSightseeing ata BadamiDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in BadamiDay 4: Badami → HospetStop At: Aihole, KarnatakaSightseeingDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, Pattadakal, Bagalkot District, KarnatakaSightseeingDuration: 3 hoursPass By: Tungabhadra Gardens and Dam, Hospet, Bellary District, KarnatakaOvernight stay at HospetMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at HospetDay 5: Hampi Stop At: Vijayanagara, Hampi, Bellary, Bellary District, KarnatakasightseeingDuration: 10 hoursStop At: Matanga Hill, Hampi, Bellary District, KarnatakaTrekDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in HospetDay 6: Hospet → GokarnaStop At: Gokarna Beach, Gokarna, Dakshina Kannada District, KarnatakaSightseeingDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight Stay at Hotel in GokarnaDay 7: Gokarna → Goa/ Dabolim Intl. AirportPass By: Goa International AirportEnd of the tripMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$4900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Maharajas' Express -The Southern Jewels ( 8 days and 7 Nights )

The Southern Jewels- departure from 16th Sep till 23rd Sep                       (07 Nights / 08 Days )Route:Trivandrum – Chettinad – Mahabalipuram – Mysore – Hampi – Goa – Ratnagiri - Mumbai   Day 01/ Saturday : Welcome Onboard as we proceed to Chettinad - After a traditional welcome board the Maharajas'Express. Dinner  shall be served onboard.Day 02/ Sunday : Chettinad/Karaikudi - Arrive into Chettinad. After onboard breakfast, visit famous Chettinad Mansions and Athnagudi Tile Factory followed by an activity filled day at a private venue . Lunch and Dinner onboard Day 03/ Monday : Mahabalipuram -  After Breakfast proceed to visit the historical city of mahabalipuram. Visit the UNESCO world heritage site - Shore temple. Lunch at an exclusive venue. Return to the Train.Dinner onboard.Day 04/ Tuesday : Mysore - After onboard breakfast , visit the Maysore Palace. Proceed for lunch at the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel. After lunach, proceed to visit to Shreerangapatnam. Dinner onboard.Day 05/ Wednesday : Hampi - After an early breakfast, proceed to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Hampi. Enjoy the surroundings as you  travel around on Tuk Tuks. Return to the train for lunch. After lunch, proceed to visit the ancient Anegudi Village. Dinner onboard.Day 06/ Thursday : Hampi-Goa - Enjoy a relaxed day onboard as the train proceeds to Goa. Breakfast and Lunch onboard. Deboard in the evening to visit the Goa Chitra MUseum, one of the finest ethnographic museum in the country followed by exclusive Goan Carnival EveningDay 07/ Friday : Goa - After onboard breakfast, deboard to visit the Churches of the North and a Walking Tour of the Old Panjim houses followed by Lunch at an Exclusive venue. Enjoy an 'Indian Evening' onboard raising a toast to this memorable experience as the Maharajas'Express proceeds to Mumbai.Day 08/ Saturday : Disembark in Mumbai - Early this morning, after breakfast, disembark at around 0900 hours st Mumbai, the financial capital of the India. Bid farewell to the Maharajas'Express as the journey comes to an end with transfer to hotel / airport in Mumbai.Tour Ends

$5550 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Maharajas Express - Southern Sojourn ( 8 days and 7 Nights )

                  The Southern Sojourn- departure from 09th Sep  till 16th Sep                                              (07 Nights / 08 Days )           Route: Mumbai – Goa – Hampi – Mysore – Cochin-  Kumarakom - Trivandrum.Day 01/ Saturday : Welcome Onboard as we proceed to Goa- After a traditional welcome board the Maharajas'Express. Dinner  shall be served onboard.Day 02/ Sunday : Arrive into Goa  After onboard breakfast, deboard to visit the Churches of the North and a Walking Tour of the Old Panjim houses .Return to the train for onboard Lunch. De boarad in the evening to visit the Goa Chitra Museum, one of the finest ethnographic museum in the country followed by exclusive Goan Carnival Evening.Day 03/ Monday : Goa - Hampi - Enjoy a relaxed day onboard as the train proceeds to Hampi . Arrive at Hospet railway station and proceed to  proceed to visit the ancient Anegudi Village. Dinner onboard.Day 04/ Tuesday : Hampi - After an early breakfast, proceed to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Hampi. Enjoy the surroundings as you  travel around on Tuk Tuks. Return to the train for lunch as the Maharaja express proceed to Mysore. Dinner shall be served on board.Day 05/ Wednesday : Mysore - After onboard breakfast , visit the Maysore Palace. Proceed for lunch at the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel. After lunach, proceed to visit to Shreerangapatnam. Dinner onboard.Day 06/ Thursday : Cochin - Arrive into Kerala - God's Own Country. Breakfast and lunch onboard. Disembark to visit a village complex practicing various traditional arts. Take a short Tuk Tuk ride to reach the Model Eco Tourism village. Later proceed for traditional dinner at an exclusive venune.Day 07/ Friday : Kumarakam - After onboard breakfast, proceed for Canoe Cruise on the famous backwaters of Kumarakam. Proceed for lunch at an exclusive venue where you will witness an exciting Snake Boat Race. Return to the comforts of Maharajas'Express. Enjoy an 'Indian Evening' onboard raising a toast to this memorable Experience as the Maharajas'Express proceed to Trivandrum.Day 08/ Saturday : Disembark in Trivandrum -  This Morning,after breakfast, you will disembark at around 0900 hours at trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. Bid farewell to the Maharajas'Express as the journey comes to an end . Pickup from train station and drop at Airport / Hotel at Trivandrum.Tour End.

$250 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Two-Day Hampi Tour from Bangalore

ItineraryDay 1: Arriving in HampiStop At: Group of Monuments at Hampi, Hampi, Bellary District, Karnataka6AM- Hotel pick up We drive 350 KMs to reach the Hampi, the ancient capital of Vijayanagara Empire. 2PM- Arrive in Hampi We start our tour at the biggest idol of Hampi. Ugra Narasimha is 22 feet in height and was carved by a Brahmin during Krishnadevaraya’s time. There is a serpent with open hood at the back of the headWe will next visit Badavi Linga is the biggest of all lingas in Hampi. It is made of black stone and rises 12 feet in height. A canal passes through it and hence it’s always in water.Balakrishna temple was built by the King Krishnadevaraya) in 1513 AD to celebrate the conquest of the eastern kingdom of Udayagiri. Its a temple of Lord Krishna during his infancy and has spectacular carvings of mythical beasts.Hemakunta hill is our next destination. It has many ancient temples provides scenic views of the entire town. It is also a great place to watch the Sun set.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, Bellary District, KarnatakaWe end the day at the magnificent Virupaksha temple. It is from the Hoysala period and is the oldest temple in Hampi. The temple tower has eleven storeys and goes up 165 ft in height. The river Tungabhadra flows inside.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel in HampiDay 2: Stone Chariot and other wonders of HampiStop At: Royal Enclosures, Bellary, Bellary District, KarnatakaToday begins at Vijaya Vittala temple is probably the grandest masterpiece around. It is constructed on a polyhedron foundation. Right at the front is the world renowned stone chariot made of rough quartz. You will spot figures of soldiers, hunters and even foreign visitors like Portuguese and Arabs etched on the chariot. The musical pillars of the temple is one of the greatest work of art by mankind.King’s Balance is the next destination. This is a huge stone frame east of Purandara Mantapa. A stone beam is placed on two pillars of stone. Legend has it that the generous Kings of Vijayanagara used to weigh them with gold and gems and distribute it among the poor.We will visit the Royal enclosures. Some of the memorable structures here are the Elephant stables, Queen’s bath and the Lotus Mahal. The Zanana enclosure , which was the place for the royal women is another fascinating site.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Anegundi Fort, Hampi, Bellary District, KarnatakaThe Hampi experience ends at the ancient Anegundi caves. The paintings here date back to the Iron Age around 1500 BC.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$900 Cultural & Theme Tours

7 days/ 6 nights tour of Bewitching Ruins of Hampi, Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal

ItineraryDay 1: Impregnable fort enroute to HampiStop At: Chitradurga Fort, Chitradurga, Chitradurga District, KarnatakaWe will reach Chitradurga after a drive of 3.5 hours. The fort has seven concentric fortification walls, 19 gateways, 38 posterior entrances, 35 secret pathways, four invisible passages, water tanks and 2000 watch towers! Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Group of Monuments at Hampi, Hampi, Bellary District, KarnatakaPost lunch, we leave from Chitradurga for Hampi which is a 3.5 hours drive, and check in to our hotel by late evening.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Hampi at Clarks Inn or equivalentDay 2: Royal structures and a Bear SanctuaryStop At: Royal Enclosures, Bellary, Bellary District, KarnatakaWe will head towards the Royal structures of Hampi. Over the next couple of hours we will explore the courts and military structures of the once mighty Vijayanagar Empire.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Daroji Bear Sanctuary, Hampi, Bellary District, KarnatakaPost lunch visit a fascinating sanctuary for the Indian Sloth Bear at Daroji. Spread over 5500 hectares Daroji Bear Sanctuary is home to 150 Bears and other animals like Leopards, Hyena, Jackals, Wild boars and many birds.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight in Hampi at Clarks inn or equivalentDay 3: Sacred Monuments of HampiStop At: PushkaraniWe spend the day walking around the sacred area along the Tungabhadra River. We will experience beautiful temples and market places which were built by Vijaynagara Kings to carry on commerce and trade. Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Hampi at Clarks Inn or equivalentDay 4: Ramayana TrailStop At: Hampi-Kishkinda FerryToday we start early at daybreak. We head to Anjanadri hill, the birth place of Lord Hanuman, for a glorious sunrise. After breakfast we visit Kishkinda, the legendary monkey kingdom mentioned in the great epic The Ramayana. Our guide will tell us stories and legends pertaining to the places we visit.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Hampi in Clarks inn or equivalent hotelDay 5: Village expirience & Ancient cave paintingsStop At: Anegundi Fort, Hampi, Bellary District, KarnatakaWe spend the day at a leisurely pace around the villages surrounding the ruins of Hampi. We will ride on bikes and bullock carts as we explore lakes, canals and Iron age cave paintings in Anegundi village and other parts of the countryside.You will also be able to look at the local handicrafts which keeps the livelihood going for these folks.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Ovrenight in Hampi at Clarks Inn or equivalentDay 6: Caves temples at Badami, Aihole and PattadakalStop At: Aihole, KarnatakaWe ride from Hampi to Aihole, located 3 hours away. There are more than a hundred stone temples from 5th century onwards to see. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, Pattadakal, Bagalkot District, KarnatakaAfter Aihole, we move to Pattadakal located 14 KMs away. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an epitome of the Visara style of architecture. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Badami Cave Temples, Badami, Bagalkot District, KarnatakaAfterPattadakal we drive for half an hour to the erstwhile capital of the Chalukya Kings, Badami. Located in a ravine at the foot of red sandstone hills Badami looks mesmerizing surrounded by the Agastya lake. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Badami at Heritage resort or equivalentDay 7: Return journey to BangalorePass By: Kempegowda International Airport BengaluruWe will drive back 450 KM today over 8 hours to return to BangaloreMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$500 Cultural & Theme Tours

4 days tour from Bangalore to Hampi, Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in HampiPass By: Five Senses Tours, Bengaluru, Bangalore District, KarnatakaDeparture for HampiStop At: Group of Monuments at Hampi, Hampi, Bellary District, Karnataka630AM- Departure from Bangalore1PM- Arrive in HampiWe explore the monuments of Hampi post lunch. Badavi Linga is the biggest of all lingams in Hampi. It is made of black stone and rises 12 feet in height. A canal passes through it and hence it’s always in water.You can find the biggest idol of Hampi, a few feet from Badavi Linga. Ugra Narasimha is 22 feet in height.We will also visit Balakrishna temple and then visit Hemunta hill. This hill has many ancient temples and is also a good place for sunset.7PM- We visit the magnificent Virupaksha temple It is from the Hoysala period and is the oldest temple in Hampi. The temple tower has eleven storeys and the river Tungabhadra flows inside.Duration: 7 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel in HampiDay 2: Royal Enclosures Stop At: Vijaya Vittala Temple, Hampi, Bellary District, KarnatakaVijaya Vittala temple is probably the grandest masterpiece around. It is constructed on a polyhedron foundation. The musical pillars of the temple is one of the greatest work of art by mankindDuration: 1 hourStop At: Kings BalanceKing’s Balance is the next destination. This is a huge stone frame east of Purandara Mantapa. A stone beam is placed on two pillars of stone. Legend has it that the generous Kings of Vijayanagara used to weigh them with gold and gems and distribute it among the poor.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Tungabhadra River, Hampi, Bellary District, KarnatakaWe take a ride on a coracle on the Tungabhadra.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Royal Enclosures, Bellary, Bellary District, KarnatakaWe will visit the Royal enclosures. Some of the memorable structures here are the Elephant stables, Queen’s bath and the Lotus Mahal.Next on the itinerary is the Zanana enclosure , which was the place for the royal women.Towards the evening we visit Anegundi village for the cave paintings. The paintings here date back to the Iron Age around 1500 BC.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel in HampiDay 3: Badami, Aihole and PattadakalStop At: Aihole, KarnatakaAfter breakfast in Hampi, we will drive for 3 hours to Aihole. There are more than a hundred stone temples from 5th century onwards to see. Legend says it is at Aihole that Lord Parashurama washed his axe after killing all the Kshatrayas.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, Pattadakal, Bagalkot District, KarnatakaAfter Aihole, we move to Pattadakal located 14 KMs away. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an epitome of the Visara style of architecture. The grandest of all temples here is that of Virupaksha, built in 8th Century by Queen Lokamahadevi.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Badami Cave Temples, Badami, Bagalkot District, KarnatakaWe drive for half hour to the erstwhile capital of the Chalukya Kings, Badami. Located in a ravine at the foot of red sandstone hills Badami looks mesmerizing surrounded by the Agastya lake. The cave temples are made of made of red sandstone and feature a hall with numerous pillars and a square shaped sanctum. Paintings cover the ceiling. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel in BadamiDay 4: Return to BangalorePass By: Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, Bengaluru, Bangalore District, Karnataka8AM- Depart from Badami5PM- Tour ends in Bangalore with a break for lunchMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.