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Hampi Heritage Expedition: A Journey Through Time

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

Up to 15 days

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on the “Hampi Heritage Expedition: A Journey Through Time,” a captivating day tour that unveils the rich history and architectural splendors of this ancient city. Explore the monumental King’s Balance, the intricate Hazara Rama Temple, and the towering Mahanavami Dibba. Wander through the Royal Enclosure, witness the magnificent Statue of Ugra Narasimha, and pay homage at the divine Virupaksha Temple. Admire the intricate Vithala Temple Complex and the serene surroundings of Vithala and Lotus Mahal. This journey is a step back in time, immersing you in the grandeur of Hampi’s heritage.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Marvel at the King's Balance, a historic weighing scale that once held precious gems and gold.
  • Explore the Hazara Rama Temple's exquisite bas-relief sculptures narrating tales from the Ramayana.
  • Visit the towering Mahanavami Dibba and admire its ornate carvings and historical significance.
  • Roam the Royal Enclosure, a mesmerizing open-air museum showcasing Vijayanagara architecture.
  • Pay your respects at the Statue of Ugra Narasimha and discover the serene Virupaksha Temple's spiritual ambiance.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 151
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 267
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 418
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 524
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 657
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 808
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 959

What you will do

Indicative Pick Up Time: 8:00 AM

Indicative Drop Off Time: 6:00 PM

Tour Itinerary:

Pick Up from Your Hotel (8:00 AM): Your day of exploration in Hampi begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel, setting the stage for an immersive journey through this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

King's Balance: Our first stop is the intriguing King's Balance, a stone structure that once witnessed kings weighing themselves with precious gems and gold. As you examine this ancient balance, imagine the grandeur of these historical events.

Hazara Rama Temple: Explore the Hazara Rama Temple, nestled within the Royal Enclosure of Hampi. This temple is renowned for its bas-relief sculptures narrating significant events from the Ramayana. Admire the 15th-century artwork that adorns its walls, depicting elephants, horses, soldiers, and dancers.

Mahanavami Dibba: Next, we visit the Mahanavami Dibba, a square-shaped structure in the Royal Enclosure. This architectural marvel was constructed by King Krishnadevaraya to commemorate his victory and features ornate carvings that reveal a glimpse of the past.

Royal Enclosures: Discover the expansive Royal Enclosures of Hampi, often described as an open-air museum. Delve into the historical significance and architectural brilliance that this site offers, providing insight into life during the Vijayanagara era.

Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple: We proceed to the remarkable Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple, a single-block stone statue of Lord Narasimha. Marvel at the intricate craftsmanship of this ancient monument and its historical importance.

Virupaksha Temple: Visit the grand Virupaksha Temple, known as 'Shri Lokeswara-Maha-Sila-prasada' from the inscriptions. Constructed to commemorate a victorious battle, this temple closely resembles the Kailasanatha temple in Kanchipuram, showcasing a perfected Dravidian architectural style.

Vithala and Lotus Mahal: Explore the serene Vithala and Lotus Mahal, offering a peaceful ambiance amidst lush greens. These architectural gems in the Zenana Enclosure provide a glimpse of the exquisite craftsmanship of Hampi.

Vithala Temple Complex: Conclude your day at the awe-inspiring Vithala Temple Complex, a 16th-century structure dedicated to Lord Vittala. Marvel at the intricate carvings and magnificent architecture that define this South Indian Dravidian temple.

Drop Off at Your Hotel (6:00 PM): After a day filled with historical wonders and architectural marvels, you'll be comfortably dropped off at your hotel, concluding your enriching journey through the ancient heritage of Hampi.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional).

Languages

English

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