Things To Do In Hampi, Karnataka
The Mysterious charm of Hampi will bowl you over
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Activities In Hampi
Situated in the northern part of Karnataka, Hampi rightly deserves to be in the annals of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. To understand the centuries-old charm of Hampi, tourists need to indulge in its myriad things to do in Hampi. Activities enjoyed here, help vacationers to delve in its charm deeply and delight in thrill and adventure making the most of your vacation in this town of Karnataka. There is a lot to delight in for those who are in love with that adrenaline rush as well as that for those who are looking forward to some exciting and enjoyable activities.
Coracle hopping is an exciting way to cross River Tungabhadra in the coolest designed boats to reach Anegundi, which is the hippie side of Hampi. The sailing on the river in a lovely boat and soaking in the stunning sunset hues is a sight to behold. Here, tourists will also a chance to visit the drum circle and other live music sessions on the other side. Capturing the ruins of this ancient town from across the river is one of the Hampi points of interest activities.
Trekking in Hampi is a treat for trekkers. Most of the trekking routes in Hampi involve trekking to the hill tops. Among the popular trekking destinations to enjoy a Hampi trek are the Hemakuta Hill trek, the Matanga Hill trek, the Anjaneya Hill trek and the Malyavanta Hill trek. Each trek route offers ample view of the natural beauty of Hampi.
Other fun-filled activities to indulge in here are bicycle tours, getting blessed by an elephant, bear watching at Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, and bullock and horse cart rides. Adventure activities in Hampi include rock climbing and bouldering over the hills. Hampi’s highlight lies in its trails of boulder hills—perfect for anyone interested in bouldering, an adrenalin-pumping sport.
Shopping in Hampi is another activity that visitors love about this ancient city. They can buy stone artefacts, Lambani crafts, leather crafts, musical instruments, and banana fiber crafts as keepsakes and gift items. Vittala Bazar is among one of the many ancient markets in the historic city of Hampi. Along with modern objects, some traditional things can also be bought from this street. Hampi Bazaar is a kilometer long street located in front of the Virupaksha temple. Bustling with local and imported goods, the bazaar can be considered as one of the ancient malls in Indian architecture history that provides organized retail space.
A Hampi visit would be incomplete without sampling its authentic delicacies. Some of the Hampi special culinary treats that tourists should savior include badanekayi (stuffed brinjal), ellu chutney, ranjaka (a type of chutney), kosambari (dal, cucumber, carrot dish), bele kaalu (sprouted daal), and saaru (a type of soup).
Among the best things to do in Hampi is to partake in its annual cultural festival called the Hampi Utsav or Vijaya Utsav. Celebrated for three days, the festival takes vacationers for a tour of the town at night. Going for the illuminated ancient city tour is among the unmissable things to do in Hampi at night. Conceived by the Hampi World Heritage Management Authority (HAWAMA) and the Department of Tourism, holidaymakers indulge in a guided tour that takes them through the glorious 19 monuments of the artistically illuminated ancient city. A laser light and sound show at each monument adds to the charm of Hampi nightlife. Apart from the monuments, the tour also includes a visit to the illuminated bazaars of Hampi such as Virupaksha Bazaar.
Tourists can also revel in the spirit of Hampi with parties in Hampi that are organized vibrantly at various resorts and cafes.
Hampi is a great vacation destination for vacationers seeking an adventure-packed holiday as well as those looking for a unique vacation. This ancient town teleports tourists back to several centuries, while introducing them to various activities that enrich their holiday. As there is no dearth of fun things to do in Hampi, holidaymakers can enjoy a remarkable trip to this land of heritage, mystery, and keeper of ancient glory.
Bouldering In Hampi
An ancient village in the south Indian state of Karnataka, Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. People travel from all over India to Hampi as it is of significant value to the pilgrims. With numerous hindu temples situated in this place, it is a popular location among travelers. Hampi is also popular among travelers due t...
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Camping In Hampi
Accorded the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Hampi offers an exhilarating venture that anyone can undertake. Camping in Hampi, is one of the most famous outdoor avocation amid the historical ruins and surrounding natural beauty. Explore Hampi to find the most suitable camping destination. With China's camping area, ...
Matanga Hill Trek In Hampi
Matanga Hill, Hampi is located at the eastern end of the Hampi Bazaar, offering you an awestruck view of the ruined city and the panoramic view beneath you.Being the top-most point in Hampi, Matanga Hill is amongst the most popular places to visit. The tourists get a mesmerizing view of the city of Hampi. There is a small t...
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Naresh's 5 days trip to HampiOverall trip is Good, Hotels provided are very good and hygine. Driver is very helpful. Try to provide Hotels in resort with same budget will improve the overall stay experience
Manish's 6 days trip to HampiHotel at ooty was very good services are good also but hotel at kodaikanal is not good with price we paid. No room heater available. No wifi at room . Also hot water restricted to limited time only. Food is not good also Best memories are location is very good at otty hotel. Travel agent services also good
Kunalpk's 5 days trip to HampiEnjoyed the trip site seeing that was very well organized. Thanks travel triangle for organizing the overall package. Overall it was a very good trip. If I have to give feedback than I would say that the hotel in Coorg - Igloo residency did not had any window for mountain view though it was close to the sites of visits. Also the hotel did not have there own restaurant so we had to order food from outside. On the other hand hotel in otty - Fortune retreats was far away from the sites. Overall it was a very good trip. If I have to give feedback than I would say that the hotel in Coorg - Igloo residency did not had any window for mountain view though it was close to the sites of visits. Also the hotel did not have there own restaurant so we had to order food from outside. On the other hand hotel in otty - Fortune retreats was far away from the sites.
Kailas's 6 days trip to HampiGreat people to work with. The team (Tour Operator: Mr. Basha Khan sir was very disciplined, polite and co-operative. He made us feel at home and was always ready to extend help. The Chill Memories team was great and coordination was easy & quick. All hotels staff were awesome and down to earth. Will recommend this trip to my dear ones too. We plan to trip again next year in May and will need Chill memories to configure the same for us yet again... Thanks all for your lovely participation. - Kailas Karandikar & family... Stay at DelightzInn & Palm era hotel was like a dream come true. Very sweet memories to cherish for life.. The food served here, the service provided was exceptionally excellent and we thank you the staff for keeping us as their priority customer during our stay.
Aravindhan's 4 days trip to HampiThanks to Foxplore Travels for making everything perfect... stayed in jungle backwater resort in coorg and Aishwarya suites in mysore... Both are good for stay for a family or a couple. Driver was co-operative during the 4 days trip. .. Special Thanks to Gagan who keeps in touch with me throughout the trip... if anyone planning to book any trip ? Foxplore will help you for sure in all the ways!! Thanks gagan and team for the support.
Sadanandanneenu's 3 days trip to HampiSelected a tour package of 14000 and we needed to pay 17000 .it was really hard for us.
Dr's 4 days trip to HampiExcellent service no words to describe Excellent service no need of 2nd thought
Priyajain's 6 days trip to HampiThe hotel at coorg was not that good in terms of bathroom. Shooter was deadly. Bath soap was not refilled. Also in one room, very bad smell was coming when the room was allotted and such smell continued for 1 day. The driver was rude many times. For first 2 days he refused to go at many places citing traffic and all. Also we thought that as we have got a travel package we would be taken for sightseeing on its own. But everytime we only have to tell the driver where we have to go. Even slight inconvenience to driver in terms of taking a u turn etc, made the driver behave rudely with us. At 2 hotels we were asked to pay balance amount Which was due to miscommunication between the travel agent and hotel management. This caused little inconvenience to us. Support of travel agent trip asia was appreciated. They asked us at every other day if everything is going smooth.
Raylon's 3 days trip to HampiPlease call me for the feedback on the hotel The cab driver was excellent
Niit's 8 days trip to HampiIt was a nice trip , nice weather throughout the trip. Driver was friendly. All hotel werr good except one the medikeri , rooms were ok but service was slow in 2 of the hotels . Lee vacation managed trip nicely . Hotels could have been better. Mandalpetti view point felt like I am not in India.
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Best time to visit Hampi is from October to February as the temperature is pleasant. Tourists can also visit during the monsoon season, but boulders become quite slippery during the season.
Stone artefacts, Lambani crafts, leather crafts, musical instruments, and banana fiber crafts are among the must-buys in Hampi.
Duration of 2 days is ideal to explore Hampi completely.
Sri Venkateswara Hotel, Mango Tree, Gouthami Guest House, and Laughing Buddha are some of the best places to eat in Hampi.
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