The Lonely Planet describes Hampi as – “A fantasy world of rocks and ruins”.

Well, it’s more real than fantasy, a world that was once covered with richness and grandeur, now lies as a devastated beauty.

Hampi is one of the World Heritage Sites that has been declared by UNESCO and is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. This city has a very rich history as it was one of the largest cities back in its day. It was even the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire.

Currently, the city is divided into halves: the hippie island and the heritage sites.

So, if you are interested in ancient Indian history and knowing about how the old world worked, this is the place for you to explore.

With places such as Vittala Temple and the Virupaksha Temple, your entire curiosity will be well nurtured. You will be surrounded by beautiful structures of architecture that have so many stories hidden within their stone walls. These sites also prove to be great places for taking pictures – thanks to the sheer beauty of all the structures present there.

To cater the needs of your adventurous soul, we shall guide you to the hippie island that’s on the other side of the river. Riding on your moped, you’ll surely have a thrilling experience while exploring the painted walls and the fancy cafes that will completely blow your taste-buds!

So join us on a visit to this spectacular place that is going to be a blend of culture, history, panoramic views and a lot of fun!

TREK DATES 26th – 28th May 2017, 23rd – 25th June 2017
LOCATION Bangalore
TREK LEVEL Easy
DAY 0 Leave from Bangalore at 10:00 PM
 DAY 1 
  • Reach Hampi
  • Freshen up and have breakfast
  • Take your mopeds and go for bouldering
  • Explore hippie side of Hampi
  • Visit waterfall and Sanapur reservoir
  • Head back to stay
  • Dinner
  • Campfire at the rocks
  • Camping
DAY 2
  • Explore heritage side – Virupaksha temple
  • Take heritage walk via the Mathanga hills to reach Vitthala temple
  • Take a coracle ride
  • Reach Bangalore by 11:00PM (approx)
INCLUDED
Camping 2 breakfast  – 1 Dinner
 Transportation(Non AC) to and fro from Bangalore Sharing basis accommodation in homestay/rooms.
Mopeds rent with fuel  Coracle ride
Bouldering under Professional Guidance and Use of Equipments Experience that you gain
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch Any kind of insurance
 Personal Expense(snacks, mineral water etc.) Anything not included in the inclusions above

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Day 0: Departure

We will be leaving from Bangalore by 10:00 PM and making the 364 kilometre ride all the way to Hampi.

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Day 1: Explore Hippie side of Hampi

After everyone is sufficiently freshened up, we will be making our way to the boulders. One of the main things that Hampi is known for is bouldering. Bouldering is the process in which one uses their body weight to climb up a rock. If you are scared at the prospective of doing so, don’t be. There are going to be plenty of professionals who will help you navigate the rocks with great ease. Sadly, all this fun can only last for two hours before we move on to something that will be even more fun!

Your ride for the day!
Your ride for the day!

Mopeds will be available on the site and can be used as a mode of transportation for those who do not want to walk. We will replenish our energy by having lunch and then we will head off to Sanapur Lake. This gorgeous lake is in fact a reservoir of river Tungabadra and is very common for cliff jumping. You can rest your tired legs in the soothing water that the lake houses while enjoying the beautiful scenery all around you.

Anjaneya Hill
Anjaneya Hill

After this brief period of resting, we will be back on our feet and on the way to Anjaneya Hill. Legend has it that Lord Hanuman was born on top of this hill because of which it is also known as Hanuman hill. This hill has a wonderful view of the entire city as it shows both the heritage as well as the island side of the city. We will watch the sun go down from the top of this stunning hill and will then head back for dinner.

After everyone has once again replenished their energy, we will go for a late night walk to the rocks. Over here, you can sit down and enjoy the view that will be illuminated by the glowing flames of the campfire.

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Day 2: Explore Heritage side of Hampi

We will rise and shine early in the morning to watch the spectacular sunrise that just cannot be missed. You will observe the gorgeous blend of yellow, orange and blue from the top of the Hemakunta hills. These hills are home to a number of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

All the history and culture buffs, get ready because your time is here. We will take an early morning ferry to the heritage side of Hampi, and you guys are in for a treat!

Virupaksha Temple
Virupaksha Temple

We will first head to the Virupaksha temple which has three stunning entrance towers to it. This temple is dedicated to Shiva, Pampa and Bhuvaneshwari and also has a very serene pavilion situated within the structure. We will then head to the Vitthala temple via Mathanga hills. This temple is house to the legendary Stone Chariot which is the symbol of Karnataka tourism.

Coracle Ride
Coracle Ride

After a morning filled with absorbing information about the rich culture of this wonderful city, we will be enjoying a ride across the river in a coracle. A coracle is a floating basket or a boat that are made of leather, plastic and bitumen. You can enjoy swaying across the water in these adorable structures while observing the beautiful blue-ness all around you.

Sadly we will have to be back by afternoon and start making our way back to Bangalore. Our time with each other might end there, but the endless memories never will.

NOTE:

  1. Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  2. Put Litter in its place, do not trash the mother earth.
  3. In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a few delay in reaching the destination.

Following are your pickup/drop locations. You could let us know which would be appropriate to you before the trek in advance. Also note, the drop points would be the same as pick up.

  1. Fabindia – House No. 54, 17th Main Road, Opp. Madivala Masjid, Koramangala 2nd Block, Sidharata Colony, Santhosapuram, Koramangala 2nd Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  2. New Shanti Sagar Hotel – Old Airport Road, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  3. KTM Mekhri Circle – Mekhri Circle Junction, Raj Mahal Vilas Extension, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Kindly note the timings for the above pickups, would be updated to you a day before the trek.

We request you to kindly carry the following. It’s better to be prepared rather than not prepared.

  • Yourself (That’s most important – after all you paid us!)
  • Rucksack (Just stuff your things in!)
  • 2 water bottle – 1 litre each (Dehydration is much needed.)
  • Torch/Headlamp (It’ll be really dark at night.)
  • Portable charger (You might just want to keep your phone aside, but then, selfies toh banta hai!)
  • Deodorant (You shouldn’t stink!)
  • Paytm balance (Thanks to Demonetization)
  • Money (You’ll not need it, but do carry some!)
  • Energy Food ( Chocolate bars, Electrolyte drinks – Glucon-D, etc ) (You can carry some extra – we don’t mind to share!)
  • Raincoat / Bag cover (Of course, you don’t want your rucksack to get all wet!)
  • An extra pair of clothes, socks, undergarments, T-Shirt (And we don’t want you to walk in drenched clothes!)
  • Flip-flops (Just to laze around the campsite.)
  • First Aid Kit (along with personal medicine as per your requirement)
  • Toilet kit (Not much would be required – just your toothbrush would do)
  • Towel (Oh! We believe in saving water. Let’s ditch bathing for two days!)
Exploring Hampi
Explore Heritage side - Hampi
Coracle Ride - Hampi
Explore Heritage side - Hampi
Exploring Hampi
Exploring Hampi
Anjaneya Hill
Your ride for the day!
Coracle Ride
Virupaksha Temple

Tour Reviews

5 based on 3 reviews
January 2, 2017

Awesome experience with Plan the Unplanned. Everything was perfect and we had lot of fun and created memories.
Choose Plan the unplanned for:
1. Fun Filled activities.
2. Well planned and organized trip.
3. Young and energetic organizers.

February 13, 2017

It was an amazing experience. The trip was very well planned and executed. Organisers are friendly and helpful, and most importantly, responsible. 🙂
Looking forward to making more memories with Plan The Unplanned.
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February 15, 2017

Hampi had been on my bucket list of places to visit since a long time. Plan the Unplanned finally came to my rescue and made this trip happen for me. The campsite, sunrise, sunset, bouldering coracle ride and a bunch of young travel enthusiast made this a fun experience. Thankyou Jatin and Tarun for this wonderful experience and the amazing group which made this trip more memorabl.

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