Ruins Amongst the BouldersHampi - 23rd - 26th december 2017 4 Days / 3 Nights

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Hampi – Ruins Amongst the Boulders

Take a journey back in time to an age of splendor and glory.  Feel the stress of city life fade away amidst boulder strewn hills in the most magical part of the Tungabhadra Valley at Hampi.

At Hampi, the river unites two distinct cultures. We have the ancient, mysterious ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire on the one hand, which somehow blends seamlessly with a unique hippy philosophy on the other. Thus music, drum circles, dance? and jam sessions add to the fun of traipsing among India’s finest ruins. In short; Hampi is not just a place to reconnect with our heritage but also to chill and have fun in what is surely the most bizarrely stunning landscape in the entire Deccan plateau.

Soak in the incredibly rich historical past of a forgotten civilization when we walk in the footsteps of kings, past ruins that will come alive on this unique tour.
To enhance your experience, we have engaged a serious and knowledgeable History buff to guide you through the ruins. Tales of past kings, bloody wars, triumphs and tragic defeats will leap to life for you, unlike the pages of a dusty history book or a run-of-the-mill guided tour.

Rejuvenate your mind and spirit as you indulge in a predawn coracle ride across the Tungabhadra. Huff and puff to the top of Matanga hill to be rewarded with one of the best views of the rising sun that South India has to offer.

Stay at an eco friendly hotel, set in a tiny, rustic village, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Hampi Bazaar. It is one of the best properties in the area, spotlessly clean and serene, with superlative customer service.

We don’t believe in rushing you from one monument to the next, nor do we wish to force feed you history as if you’re back in school. Instead we like to take our time, to give you the opportunity to take it all in, to unwind, and to have a lot of fun.
Come join us on this incredible journey to one of UNESCO’s most famous world heritage sites in South India.

Itinerary

Day 1 – 23rd December (Saturday) (Includes Lunch and dinner)

Leave from Bangalore at 10:30 am.
Pick-up @ Taj Vivanta, Yeshwantapur (or if you are flying in – from the airport)

Lunch en-route at a Dhaba
Check into resort at Hampi around 4:00 pm or so.

In the evening, take a drive to Anjaneya Temple in Anegundi.

An easy paced climb takes one to the top for views of the setting sun and stunning landscape views.
Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 – 24th December (Sunday) (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

We have an early start today. Leave the hotel by 5 am to take a coracle ride across the Tungabadra. Trek to the top of Matanga hill to get a birds eye view of Hampi, and the ruins at sunrise.
Breakfast in the hotel by 9: 30 am and then relax until 11:30 am.
11:30 am, Drive down to the river, lunch at a local restaurant.

Take a motor-boat across the river and visit the Royal Enclosure
We start at the iconic Narasimha Statue. The statue nearly seven meters high is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Hampi.
Then we move on to the Royal centre, an area that that houses ruined palaces, pavilions and temples and was used exclusively by the nobility of Vijaynagara.
The landmarks here – Queens bath, Mahanavami Dibba, Stepped Tank, Hazara Rama Temple, Zenana Enclosure, Elephant stables give the visitor an idea of how the high and mighty of the Vijaynagara Empire lived their lives.
Dinner at Hema (or similar)

Day 3 – 25th December (Monday) (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Have a leisurely breakfast and leave to visit the Sacred Center.

In Hampi, the area containing the largest number of temples has been demarcated the “Sacred Centre” by archeologists. This area basically lies in and around the village of Hampi, along the southern bank of the Tungabhadra and includes two hills, Hemakuta and Matanga.

We visit Virupaksha Temple, the only active temple in Hampi and another iconic landmark of Hampi. Features of this temple include – 50 meter high Gopuram Tower, Coronation Mandapa of King Krishnadeva Raya, Dedicated shrines for the goddesses Pampa Devi and Bhuvaneshwari Devi.

Directly south of the Virupaksha temple rises the Hemakuta hill, which houses some significant sites.

Further south is the impressive Krishna Temple, built by Krishnadeva Raya himself and containing elements of architecture, planning, sculpture and design to reflect the pinnacle of Vijaynagara’s history.

We continue to Achyuta Raya’s temple – a vast complex with classic Vijaynagara style art and architecture including a 100 columned mandapa.

North of this is Kodandarama temple and finally the dazzling Vitthala temple, that is a monument of epic significance.

Break for lunch at the Mango Tree.

Continue on the tour through Hampi Bazaar. Free time to visit the quirky cafés and stores that add character to the town.

Dinner at the hotel

Day 4 – 26th December (Tuesday) (Includes breakfast and lunch)

Breakast by 8 am and leave to visit the Chitradurga fort 200 km northeast of Bangalore.

Chitradurga fort straddles several hills and a peak overlooking a flat valley in the Chitradurga DistricLunch enroute.

The fort was built in stages between the 17th and 18th centuries by the dynastic rulers of the region, including the Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas and Hoysalas as well as the Nayakas of Chitradurga, feudal lords in the Vijayanagar Empire

Lunch enroute

Trip ends at Bangalore.

Please book a flight that leaves post 8:00 pm

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COST

Price

  • Rs.20,900 ex Bangalore
  • (excluding GST at 5%)
  • Single supplement – Rs 6000
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Includes

  • - Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • - All meals (as mentioned in the itinerary)
  • - Transport ex-Bangalore
  • - Coracle ride
  • - Ferry boat rides to and from Hampi Island
  • - Sunrise trek to Matanga Hill

Excludes

  • - All alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages (including water)
  • - Tips and Portages
  • - Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • - Any other personal expenses
  • - GST at 5%

Payment Plan

  • - 5000 Rupees -  Booking deposit.
  • - Balance due by 25th October 2017

Cancelation Policy

  • - 2500 Rupees is non refundable
  • - Complete refund (except 2500) if cancelled between 70 days – 60 days before departure
  • - 75% refund if cancelled between 60 days – 45 days before departure
  • - 50% refund if cancelled between 45 days – 30 days before departure
  • - 25% refund if cancelled between 30 days – 25 days before departure
  • - No refund after that.
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