Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in east-central Karnataka, India and voted as one of the top emerging Asian travel destinations for 2019.
It was the centre of the Hindu Vijayanagara Empire capital in the 14th century. Hampi was a prosperous and wealthy city with numerous temples, farms and trading markets. It was once the world’s second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing, and probably India’s richest at that time, attracting traders from Persia and Portugal. Unfortunately the Vijayanagara Empire got conquered, pillaged and destroyed by sultanate armies , after which Hampi remained in ruins.
2 DAYS ITINERARY VIA PHOTOBLOG (HYDERABAD TO HAMPI)
Let me take you through our two days trip to Hampi from Hyderabad through a beautiful photoblog.
Train from Hyderabad to Hospet : MUGR KOP EXPRESS, train leaved at 11:10 PM.
Train from Hospet to Hyderabad : VSG HYB Express.
Time Taken : 24 hours round trip
Trip Duration : 2 Days / 1 Night
Budget Spent : 15k (for 2 people)
Hotel Booked : Royal Orchid Central Kireeti (5mins by auto from Hospet station)
Best Time to go to Hampi : October – February (Avoid visiting Hampi in summers, as it is scorching and dry )
10:20 AM: Reached Hospet Station.
10:30 AM: Got welcomed by Ganesha at the hotel. Ganpati Bappa Maurya !
Some captures from our hotel room
12:30 PM: So we got freshened up took an auto and started for some sight seeing. As we were too much hungry by then so did breakfast at Green Restaurant and catering. The food ,ambience and stuff there were good. A must try place.
1:00 PM: Enroute views & visits
2:00 PM: Anjana Hills also known as birth place of Hanuman.
On the top of the hills a temple is dedicated to him and Lord Rama.
It takes 30mins – 44mins to reach the top by stairs which is 570 in total and you get a marvellous view of the place from there.
3:00 PM: Had coconut water and headed to Tungabhadra river which flows gracefully in between the rock hills of Hampi. You can try out Coracle ride too, but we didn’t as it was too hot outside by that time.
5:30 PM: On the way back to our hotel, went to this nearby restaurant to have a cup of tea and found this Virupaksha temple art on the wall of a restaurant near our hotel.
8:30 PM: Night View of our hotel. Isn’t it just wow ?
10:00 PM: Finished our dinner with chicken stroganoff & apple pie pastry with ice-cream in our in house hotel resaturant.
9:00 AM: Our hotel arranged a cab for us which took Rs.1200 for the day. So our sight seeing started with Hampi Flea Market. We took a guide who also there and came to know many stories about their cultures, musical pillars and plans behind their so beautiful artwork. Entry ticket is minimal and guide will charge for Rs.400 approx.
Some of my Poses
Romance in Ruins
11:00AM: Queen’s Bath,a historic bathing chamber used by the king & his wives, with an outdoor pool. The pool is though dry out now and all you can see the beautiful ruins.
11:30 AM: Stepped tank, locally known as Pushkarani has resemblance with some Rajasthani stepped tanks. There are some other stone monuments surrounding this stepped tank. As it open area, so do take some protection from the heat.
12:00 PM: Lotus Temple
1:00 PM: Royal Stage also called Dasara dibba is a place in Hampi where all cultural functions were conducted in Dasara festival during Vijayanagar empire.The platform has steps that can be climbed to get a good view of the surroundings. It’s multi tired and each tier has carvings of hunting, dance, trade and other day to day and cultural activities. It is also said that diamond sell used to happen near its local markets.
1:20PM: Virupaksha Temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
2:00 PM: It was time to return back to the hotel as we had our train in the evening around 5 PM. So said bye to Hampi with a wish to come back here again to stay a little long.
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Interesting right ? Go & explore now !