A story crafted in stones about 600 years ago, Hampi is a place which mesmerizes every time you visit it. A beautiful sheer spread and magnitude of structures amongst the hillocks full of rocks and trees.
Hampi is about 560 Km toward the south of Pune and in eastern region of Karnataka. It’s charismatic even in its ruined state, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Vast stretches of boulder-strewn hills make the backdrop of Hampi unique. Dotted around the hills and valleys are 500 plus monuments.
Among them are beautiful temples, ruins of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings… the list is practically endless. Hampi is a backpacker’s paradise, the same way a pilgrim’s delight.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Pune – Hampi – Pune|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Friday – 7.30pm|
|RETURN TIME||Sunday – 10.30pm|
|MANDATORY THING TO CARRY||Two litres of water bottles
• Rain coat (if in case it rains)
• One cover sheet – Good to have one
• A cap
|WEAR||• Cargo/track pants -2
• T-shirt -2
• Shoes, Socks
• Personal medication kit
• Rain Coat/Poncho
Start from Pune – Reach Hampi town – get ready for trek at homestay – Start the trek – cross the river and boulders – Virupaksha Temple – Hanumaan temple – Sunset – Back to homestay – camp fire.
Next day – Bouldering with proper gears under expert guidelines – Lake visit – back to Pune.
|duration||2 Days 2 Nights|
|age||12 – 45 Years|
|group-size||30 People Max|
|trek distance||16 KM|
|difficulty level||Moderate to Difficult|
Walking on the side of theriver we will enter into a small jungle to the ancient tree.
From the tree we would walk through the boulders and cross the river. The total distance to cross the river could be approx. 1 km. It is said the bouldering in hampi is so famous that every year big crowd gather here from other parts of world, just for bouldering the hampi rocks.
Walking through the uneven surface of the bank, we would enter into the banana farm through which we will take the muddy road into hampi town to the Virupaksha Temple. This temple is part of Group of Monuments at Hampi designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After spending some time at the temple we would reach to the banks of river from there we would take a coracle ride to the other side of the bank. The ride takes you through the Tungabhadra River, between two island of Hampi.
From the other side we would walk to the God Hanuman birthplace temple on Anjaneya Hill. From the temple we would go to the sunset point to visit a mesmerizing sunset and back to the homestay.
Next Day :
.After the bouldering, we would come back to homestay and freshen up and start our journey back to Pune. On the way we would also visit a famous hampi lake for a small photoshoot break.
Kalyan Railway Station