Hampi is a temple town recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, in northern Karnataka, India. It was one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime. It is located within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, Hampi continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple and several other monuments belonging to the old city. According to statistics of 2014, Hampi is the most searched historical place in Karnataka on Google. The empire boasted a massive army comprising close to two million men. In around 1500 AD Vijaynagar had about 500,000 inhabitants (supporting 0.1% of the global population during 1440-1540), making it the second largest city in the world after Beijing and almost thrice the size of Paris.
Dates: 24-25-26 Feb’17
23 Feb – 5 PM from Mumbai / Pune Journey commences, reach destination next day morning!
24 Feb – Exploring Hip Side!
Check in the guesthouse. Fresh n up for the exciting day ahead. Explore Hip side on mopeds. Enjoy coracle ride. Enjoy a sunset atop a hill with guitars, drums and live music! Return to the guest house for dinner.
25 Feb – Exploring cultural side
Ruins of Vijaynagara will amaze you with old architecture. Boulders, Pillars, Mantapas with the countryside view will top the list for the day.
26 Feb – Shopping and farewell!
Explore Hampi Bazar. Enjoy best food of Hampi at Mango tree restaurant. Visit it again, one last time. Don’t worry be Hampi! Take transportation to Hospet and then a bus back to Mumbai.
27 Feb – Reach Mumbai / Pune by Morning!