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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$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 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private Two-Day Hampi Tour from Bangalore

Day 1 6AM- 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.We 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.Day2Today 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.The Hampi experience ends at the ancient Anegundi caves. The paintings here date back to the Iron Age around 1500 BC.

$900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6 Night Expedition of the Bewitching Ruins of Hampi

Day 1 – Chitradurga, impregnable fort7AM- We 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! Post lunch, we leave for Hampi and check in to our hotel by late evening.Day 2 – Bear Sanctuary HampiWe 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.Post 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.Day 3  Sacred & Royal Trails in Hampi We 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. Day 4 – Kishkinda (Ramayana) TrailToday we start early at daybreak at 545 am. We ride 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.Day 5 – Badami, Aihole & PattadakalOur destination will be the legendary cave temples built by the Chalukyas at Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal. Dating back to the 6th century, these are considered one of the best remnants of temple art in India.After breakfast we do 150 KMs 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. We ride from Badami to Aihole, located 34 KMs away. There are more than a hundred stone temples from 5th century onwards to see. After Aihole, we move to Pattadakal located 14 KMs away. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an epitome of the Visara style of architecture. Day 6 – Village experience in Badami & Hampi tourWe 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.Day 7 – Bangalore9AM- We commence the final leg of this tour after breakfast and drive 340 KMs.  We would reach Bangalore by 6 PM. End of Tour.

$500 Multi-day & Extended Tours

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

Day 1- Hampi 630AM- Departure from Bangalore 1PM- Arrive in Hampi We 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.Overnight in HampiDay 2- HampiVijaya 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 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 take a ride on a coracle on the Tungabhadra.We 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.Overnight in HampiDay 3- Badami, Aihole & PattadakalAfter 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.After 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.We 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.  Overnight in Badami.Day 4- Bangalore8AM- Depart from Badami5PM- Tour ends in Bangalore

$410 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 day tour of Hampi by flight from Bangalore

Day-1 345PM- Departure from Bangalore by flight 445PM- Arrival in Bellary 6PM- We drive down to Hampi. We start exploring Hampi. 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.You can find the biggest idol of Hampi, a few feet from Badavi Linga. 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.Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple is a huge statue of Lord Ganesha, carved out of a single block of rock. We will visit this 8 feet tall of the Lord. 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 goes up 165 ft in height. The river Tungabhadra flows inside.Overnight in HampiDay-2We start the day at the Royal enclosure of Hampi which was the seat of power of the Vijayanagara kingdom. This area consists of durbar halls, platform, tanks, underground chambers, and temples. We start at Queen's Bath which is a magnificent structure and used to be the private bathing chamber for the royalty of Vijaynagara Empire. We will next visit the Zanana enclosure , which was the place for the royal women. The Lotus Mahal is the most impressive structure here. It is a palace is a two-storied building surrounded by a rectangular wall and four towers. The Palace gets a Lotus like look with pyramidal shaped towers. Another impressive structure in the Royal Enclosure is the Stone Door. They are a pair of monolith doors which used to be at the entrance of a massive Fort. We will visit the only temple in the Royal Enclosure. Hazara Rama is a temple dedicated to Lord Ram, the incarnation of Vishnu. After lunch we will do a ride in the coracle on the Tungabhadra River.Towards the evening we will visit Anegundi village for the cave paintings. The paintings here date back to the Iron Age around 1500 BC.Overnight in Hampi.Day 3Vijaya 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 last 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.Noon- We leave for Bellary Airport.  220PM- Departure from Bellary 320PM- Arrival in Bangalore