Hampi is the destroyed capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Located amidst a beautiful setting of small hills such as Matunga and Rishyamuka, the river Tungabhadra flows ferociously through the town. Hampi is glorified by the patronage of its kings to art and architecture. Housing the greatest talents of the time, the city grew extensively to become the capital of South India under the rule of Krishna Deva Raya. The city hosted numerous temples and buildings that spreaded over a radius of over 10km. Although the city is now in ruins, it is wonderful to visualize the wonderful empire located in a unique Deccan setting of hills, boulders, farms, forest and a river.
We'll be walking, also cycling at a slow pace and will cover about 20km in two days carrying water by our own. It is a no risk and no difficulty activity but the sun will be at a high through out our session. Please read everything before you RSVP.
Below is the pic of tiruvengalanatha-temple:
We will cover some parts of Hampi through Cycles:
Day 1: 27th September 2013
Meet at Ameerpet, Near Jeans Corner, Beside J.C. Brothers at around 08.00 pm
Day 2: 28th September 2013
06:00 AM Reach Hampi
07:30 AM Get rooms. Refresh. Breakfast.
08:30 AM Reach Royal Centre which includes the Natural Archway, Zenana Enclosure, Watch Towers, Guard's Quarters, Hazara Rama Temple, Elephant's
Stables, King's Audience Hall, King's Palace, Throne Platform, Octagonal Water Pavillion, Octagonal Bath, Chandrasekhara Temple &c starting from Pattabhi Rama Temple via the Domed Gate.
04: 00 PM Walk/get a ride to the Sati Memorials near the Turuttu Channel. Visit Krishna temple, Kadalaikallu and Sasivekallu Ganesa.
06:00 PM Watch sunset from Hemakuta Jain Temples.
07:30 PM Reach Hampi Bazar. Dinner, night walk to Chakratirtha and Star gazing for a while.
09:30 PM Good night.
Day 3: 29th September 2013
03:30 AM Wake up
04:00 AM To Matanga Parvatam via Hampi Bazaar and Monolithic Bull
06:00 AM Stargazing and then sunrise view from Matunga Hill
06:30 AM Achyutaraya Temple, Soolai Bazaar
07:30 AM Light breakfast. Coracle ride to Rishyamuka and Anjaneya Hill via Chakratirtha and continue towards Anegondi.
10:00 AM Explore the NE Hampi upto Anegondi and cover the famous parts of this old capital till Talarigattu and get back to Hampi Bazaar. We will walk a lot, as usual.
01:30 PM Reach Anegondi and look out for lunch or something to eat.
04:00 PM Reach Vittala Temple. Spend some time there.
06:00 PM Visit Pampapati temple.
07:00 PM Pack bags, Dinner and leave.
08:30 PM Reach Hospet Bus Stand
Day 4: 30th September 2013
06:00 AM Reach Hyderabad, MGBS. Bye Bye.
Payment Details :
Payment Amount : Rs 2600 ( Cost does not Include food expenses )
Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club
Account Type: Current
Bank: ICICI Bank Ltd
Branch: Road No 12, Banjara Hills.
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Just 1: We are trekkers hence be prepared for worse. ?Do not grumble.?
Things to bring:
1 Loose Cargos/Jeans full length only
2 Long sleeved T-shirts to avoid trouble from bushes/shrubs/t horns/leeches/mosquitoes
2 pair under garments
1 Swimming suit or Shorts
1 Rain gear
1 Sun Cap
1 Muffler/Monkey cap
1 Pair Trekking shoes/boots (ones which you are already used to and comfortable in) preferably with gaiters to prevent leeches getting in
2 Pair socks
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
1 Herbal Toothpaste
1 Roll Toilet Paper/Tissues
1 Herbal Soap
1 Sun screen
1 Mosquito Repellent cream
1 Pack Safety Pins
1 Pack Rubber bands
1 Herbal Shampoo
Food & Water (light and enough to meet basic necessity for 2 days):
Valid Govt. issued Identity Card with a Photo copy
Medical Emergency card (If any)
2 emergency Notes with your name and address, phone numbers, emergency contact name and number, doctors name and number, with information on any medicines you take and any allergies you have with food or medicines, keep 1 in pocket and 1 in bag.
Last but not the least, lots of energy, an open mind and a positive attitude filled with smiles
Note: Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology. Try to avoid plastics as much as possible, especially plastic smiles.
1) No smoking and no alcohol
2) No littering, no pollution of water
3) This is not a luxury trip so don't expect any...and be ready to rough it out in the wild
4) Ladies and gents accommodation in separate tents
5) Food will be mostly vegetarian
6) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers
7) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
8) If you can?t swim don't go deep into the water
9) You cannot go off trail or move about alone without informing the organizers
10) Do not take unnecessary risks and always follow the organizers' directions
11) Reach the station on time
12) No antisocial, deviant or unacceptable social behavior
Anybody not following this guidelines and rules will be asked to leave immediately and removed from the group.
Please bring a signed copy of this declaration -
For any further queries:
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.