Hampi and Badami Tour
Hampi is a place which many people don’t know anything about. It is one of those travel destinations, which reveals itself only to the more enthusiastic tourists. Hampi is a medieval center, currently lying in ruins, at the city of Vijaynagar in Karnataka. It is on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Vijaynagar is the City of Victory, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marauding Mughals razed the place to the ground, but its ruins are still charming. Most travelers prefer visiting Hampi and Badami together. Badami is famous for its Buddhist architecture and sculptures of Lord Vishnu. The caves of Badami are what attract travelers the most. They are majestic, and they can mesmerize you with the massive boulders you see there. The caves are like an over-watch to the Agastya Lake and several small hillocks. The whole place oozes a unique hypnotic charm.
Highlights about Hampi&Badami
- Step forth to a lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Site and delve into India’s rich history and culture.
- Enjoy sightseeing around the ancient ruins spread across twenty-six square kilometers.
- Pay homage to the Gods at the sacred ghats and temples in Hampi.
- Visit another UNESCO-listed sixteenth-century shrine at the East of the Hampi Bazaar called the Vittala Temple.
- Explore Aihole, the ‘Cradle of Indian Architecture.’
- You can also ride a Coracle at Sanapur Dam, but it depends on the current water level.
- Check out Anegudi, a haven for foreign as well as Indian backpackers.
Basic details about Hampi&Badami
- Age group: 18-50 years
- Duration: 3 nights/ 4 days
- Areas to explore: Hampi, Badami, Aihole, and Pathakada
- Difficulty level: None at all
- Sector: Karnataka
How to reach Hampi&Badami
Reaching Hampi can be somewhat difficult because it doesn’t have any railway stations or airports. Road transportation is only possible from a few South Indian cities.
Reach Hampi by road
As already mentioned, you can travel to Hampi by buses only from a few neighboring states like Andhra Pradesh, Goa, or Maharashtra. However, once you are in Karnataka, you can avail government buses to Hospet. Hospet is the gateway to Hampi.
Reach Hampi by train
There are a few long-distance trains that pass through Hospet and a few passenger trains as well. People coming from faraway places like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, and Kolkata have to split their journey. The direct trains include Amaravathi Express, Hampi Express, and Garib Nawaz Express.
Reach Hampi by air
The nearest airports are Hubli and Belgaum. The former is about one hundred and sixty kilometers away from Hampi. The latter is two hundred and seventy kilometers away. You should fly to Bangalore and board the overnight Hampi Express.
Detailed Hampi&Badami Itinerary
Day 1: (Walking tour to Hampi)
Today we arrive at Hospet as we get transferred to our respective hotel by local bus or auto riksha. We start by exploring the city with ancient ruins lying around Hampi Bazaar and nearby riverside area. River side area also enclave the sacred architecturally rich Virupaksha temple and ghats. Our day ends as the sunsetsarounds the Mantanga Hill as we continue to stroll around Tungabhadra river for an overnight stay on Hampi.
Day 2: Hampi to Badami (2.5 hours)By Tempo Traveller
Today we start early morning as we take a ride to Badami for approx. 130kms en-route to visit Pattadakal – a World Heritage Site with 10 major temples representing early Chalukaya architecture. Finally we reach our destination Badami, the magnificently situated and well scattered location among the surrounding hills canyon. Post sightseeing, we head back to Hampi by late evening. Overnight in Hampi
Day 3: Hampi to Anegundi – Gangawati (5km after river crossing) Auto Riksha
Post breakfast, we start by crossing the river to hire auto as we head towards Anegudi. Anegudi is perfectly situated in countryside amongst sandstone hills, lakes and peaceful farmlands.Herewe stay near a paddy farm to rest and enjoy the day exploring the green pady field hamlet at leisure.
Day 4: ExtendedHampi and VithhalaTemple (By Auto Riksha)
Today post breakfast our sightseeing marathon continues as we visit famous Vithhal Temple, Stone Chariot, Queen’s palace, Durga Temple. To end our tour by the days end and disperse to our respective hometown.
What is included in the tour
- Local Transportation for 3 days Hospet to Hospet for Sightseeing Hampi – Badami – Anegundi – Gangawati - Extended Hampi and VithhalaTemple
- Food expenses for 3 days.
- Accommodation on triple sharing basis.
- Entry Fees & Guide charges
- Treks and Trails expertise charges and Hampi Tour Guide
What is NOT included in the tour
- Mumbai to Hospet and back travelling by bus
- Food during bus journey
- Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
- All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
- Any kind of personal expenses (Camera charges, etc.)
- Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
- All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
- Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
2/3 liters of water bottle.
Good Torch must with extra battery.
Extra pair of clothes, Towel, Jacket, etc.
Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek. (preferably Action trekking shoes)
Proper haversack to put all these things.
Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc.
Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.