HAMPI

  • February 14, 2014 · 8:45 PM

This is a GHAC travel and leisure trip so feel free to get children and family members to the trip.  Please RSPV on the below link....

http://www.meetup.com/GHAC-Travel-Leisure/events/151041882/

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.

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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.


Tentative Itinerary:

Friday:

Get into hired vehicle from Hyderabad (GHAC office) in the night.

Saturday:

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.

Sunday:

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.

Monday:

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.

Payment Details :

Payment Amount : Rs 3600/-

Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure

Account No:[masked]

Account Type: Savings

Bank: Axis Bank Limited

Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills.

IFSC Code: UTIB[masked]

You can also pay through credit card:

Details will be uploaded later.

Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_ your name

Ex-[masked]_Rajani

No Cash deposits into the bank please.

Once payment is done comment your transaction ID or number below  for confirmation.

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.

Important Instructions:
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.

Please bring a signed copy of this declaration -

http://files.meetup.com/1166925/GHAC%20Disclaimer%202012.pdf

EVENT HOST - Rajani [masked])

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  • Soumya V.

    My payment ref no. is M384071
    Pls confirm

    February 10, 2014

  • Siddharth S.

    Have fun!

    February 5, 2014

  • Siddharth S.

    Sorry. Am unable to make it this time.

    February 5, 2014

  • Shanti P.

    Shyam the number you have provided is incorrect. Kindly update us if you would be able to join or not.

    February 5, 2014

  • Shanti P.

    Ashish, Jignyanshu, Manisha, Nishant... can you all please update ur contact numbers or email id...we are unable to reach you. Kindly change the RSVP to NO incase you will not be able to join us this time.

    February 5, 2014

  • Rahhul P.

    Dear Host, Good Afternoon. I am unable to attend this trip. However I wish you guys have a blast.

    February 3, 2014

  • karthik g.

    I am interested in this trip, can I still attend

    February 2, 2014

    • Shanti P.

      Yes karthik you can still attend. please make the payment inorder for us to move u to the going list

      February 3, 2014

    • Shanti P.

      Karthik you can RSVP in the Cross post in GHAC Travel n Liesure.

      February 3, 2014

  • Shanti P.

    All those who are yet to make the payment kindly help to make it as soon as possible inorder for us to confirm people and make the travel arrangements. Thanks

    February 3, 2014

  • gopinath g.

    Rajani,
    is this trip on? if it is, I would like to join in. I will pay if you confirm that it will not be cancelled or postponed.

    January 22, 2014

    • Rajani

      Yes this trip is on. Pls make payment for the same

      January 22, 2014

  • Rajani

    Moving all to Waitlist. Please make your payments today. On confirmation of payments, you will be moved to going...

    December 23, 2013

    • Rajani

      You are welcome...

      January 16, 2014

    • Swati

      Sorry, Rajani, I have got some other plans for that weekend :( I would not be able to come :(

      January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    have fun guys. sorry will not be able to make it. We went to Hampi 3 years ago and loved the place.

    January 17, 2014

  • Rajani

    Swati, u can join with ur guest

    January 14, 2014

  • Rani G.

    Since dates are changed I should be able to make it

    January 14, 2014

  • Swati

    Hi Rajani, Let me know, if this is still open. I have joined on waitlist. I am getting a +1.

    Thanks,
    Swati

    January 13, 2014

  • srikanth

    Hi Rajani, i would like to join this trip,
    and if there happens to be any slot vacant ,
    please let me know!!!!!!!!!

    December 22, 2013

    • Rajani

      You may join

      December 23, 2013

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