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Hampi (Kannada: ಹಂಪೆ Hampe) is a village in northern Karnataka. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Hampi is now
classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name is derived from Pampa, which is the old name of the Tungabhadra River on whose banks the city is built.
This is also Asia’s largest Open Museum and also a lost city.
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 Krishnadevaraya. The city boasted of numerous temples and buildings that spread 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.
Hampi has various notable temples, some of which are still active places of worship.
Among the most notable are:
Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy temple –
Which was constructed in the anicent style of architecture, the temple of Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy stands three km down the road. Its inner walls flaunt peculiar and interesting motifs of fish and marine creatures.
Virupaksha Temple known as the Pampapathi temple, it is an ancient temple situated in the Hampi Bazaar. The temple has a 160-foot (49 m) high tower at its entrance. Apart from Shiva, the temple complex also contains shrines of the statues of Bhuvaneswari and Pampa.
Hazara Rama Temple Complex: This ruined temple complex is well known for elaborate frescoes from the Hindu religion and a sprawling courtyard well-laid with gardens. It is well known for more than many thousand carvings & inscriptions on & in the temple depicting the story of Ramayana. It has about 1000 carvings & inscriptions depicting the story of Ramayana.
Krishna Temple Complex: This temple complex has been recently excavated through
the last decade, and restoration work is still in progress.
Vittala Temple Complex: This is perhaps the most famous and well-known among the
ruins of Hampi. The iconic stone chariot in the vicinity of this temple complex is a symbol of Karnataka Tourism. This temple houses the famous musical pillars.
Anegondi is located on the other side of the Tungabhadra River. It was the original capital
of the Vijayanagaram Kingdom. The places to see here are the Pampa Sarovar, Anjana Parvatha (Where Hanuman was born) and the Ashram of Vyasaraja Swami who was the Rajguru of King Krishnadevaraya.
Get into hired vehicle from Hyderabad (GHAC office) in the night.
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.
03:30 AM Wake up
04:00 AM To Matunga 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 Start back in our vehicle.
06:00 AM Reach Hyderabad. Bye Bye.
We will be taking a hired vehicle which will be with us for the entire trip. We will try to cover all the important places in Hampi. The Itinerary order might change based on the site conditions.
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Payment Amount : Rs 3600/-
Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure
Account Type: Savings
Bank: Axis Bank Limited
Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills.
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Note: It is our responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the trips 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 a budget trip but we will try to make it as comfortable as possible.
4) Accommodation will be on sharing basis (3 per room)
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 location 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.
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