Overview

Hampi Backpacking Tour:

Trikon is all set to welcome you to the land of boulders, stone architecture and ancient temples that was built way back in 1500 AD. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi was one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime time in the ancient days.

Situated on the banks of River Tungabhadra, Hampi is a remarkable tourist destination where travelers all around the globe come to sink and absorb the laid back culture and listen to all the mysteries Katha from history. Solitude lovers and photography enthusiasts would love to stroll around more than 20 ancient heritages and hilltops where sunset never looks the same. Beautifully preserved and maintained by Archeological Excavation of India, a Tour to Hampi amidst the muddy roads and paddy rice fields will soothe your senses and take you back in time.


Interesting facts about Hampi:

  • Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 14th century and was one of the richest and largest cities in the world at that time.
  • The city was founded by two brothers, Harihara and Bukka, in 1336 AD. They established the Vijayanagara Empire which ruled South India for over 200 years.
  • Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its well-preserved ruins, temples, and monuments.
  • The city is spread over an area of 26 square kilometers and has over 500 monuments.
  • The most famous monument in Hampi is the Virupaksha Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is still in use today and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in South India.
  • Hampi was known for its trade in precious stones, spices, and textiles. The city was also famous for its skilled craftsmen who created beautiful sculptures, carvings, and jewelry.
  • Hampi is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River and is surrounded by hills and boulder-strewn landscapes. It is a popular destination for trekking and rock climbing.
  • The city was destroyed by the Deccan Sultanate in the 16th century and was abandoned. The ruins of Hampi were rediscovered in the 19th century by British archaeologists.
  • Hampi is also known for the Hampi Utsav, a three-day festival held in November every year. The festival showcases the rich cultural heritage of the region and attracts visitors from all over the world.
  • Hampi is an important site for understanding the history and culture of South India, and it continues to be a popular tourist destination.

Places to visit in Hampi:

Hampi is a historical city located in the southern state of Karnataka in India. It was once the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are some of the top places to visit in Hampi:

  • Virupaksha Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the oldest and most prominent temple in Hampi.
  • Vittala Temple: This temple is famous for its intricate stone chariot and musical pillars that produce different sounds when tapped.
  • Hampi Bazaar: This market was once a bustling center for trade and commerce in the Vijayanagara Empire.
  • Matanga Hill: This hill offers a panoramic view of Hampi's landscape and is a popular spot for watching sunsets.
  • Lotus Mahal: This palace is known for its beautiful architecture and was once used as a recreational palace by the royal family.
  • Elephant Stables: This structure was used to house the royal elephants and is a fine example of the Vijayanagara style of architecture.
  • Queen's Bath: This bathing complex was used by the queens of the Vijayanagara Empire and is a great example of their luxurious lifestyle.
  • Hampi's Royal Enclosure: This area was once the seat of power for the Vijayanagara Empire and includes several structures like the Mahanavami Dibba and the Hazara Rama Temple.
  • Sanapur Lake: This beautiful lake is located near Hampi and is a great spot for picnics and boat rides.

Shopping to do from Hampi:

Hampi, located in the Indian state of Karnataka, is a popular tourist destination known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and beautiful landscapes. If you are wondering what to buy, here are some suggestions:

  • Handicrafts: Hampi is known for its beautiful handicrafts made of metal, wood, and stone. You can buy intricately carved sculptures, decorative items, and jewelry.
  • Banana Fiber Crafts: Banana fiber products like bags, mats, and baskets are popular souvenirs in Hampi. These items are eco-friendly and unique.
  • Spices: Hampi is a great place to buy authentic Indian spices like turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, and pepper. These spices are of high quality and can be used to add flavor to your meals.
  • Traditional Clothing: Hampi is a great place to buy traditional Indian clothing like sarees, salwar kameez, and dhotis. You can find a variety of designs and fabrics to choose from.
  • Paintings: Hampi is a hub of art, and you can find beautiful paintings depicting the rich history and culture of the region. These paintings are available in different sizes and styles.
  • Handmade Paper Products: You can also buy handmade paper products like notebooks, journals, and diaries. These products are made using traditional techniques and are environmentally friendly.
  • Ayurvedic Products: Hampi is known for its Ayurvedic products like oils, herbs, and skincare products. These products are made using natural ingredients and are great for your health and skin.
  • Musical Instruments: If you are a music lover, you can buy traditional Indian musical instruments like tabla, sitar, and harmonium in Hampi. These instruments are beautifully crafted and have a unique sound.

Overall, Hampi has a lot to offer in terms of shopping. You can find a variety of unique and authentic products that are perfect souvenirs to take back home.

Batch 1 : Friday Night, 09th Feb to Tuesday, 13th Morning,  Feb 2024

Batch 2 : Friday Night, 23rd Feb to Tuesday, 27th Morning,  Feb 2024

Batch 3 : Friday Night, 08th March to Tuesday, 12th Morning, March 2024

Batch 4 : Friday Night, 22nd March to Tuesday, 26th Morning,  March 2024


Mumbai to Mumbai by Sleeper Coach Non AC Train Tickets: 10499/-

Mumbai to Mumbai by 3AC Train Tickets: 14499/- 

Hospet to Hospet  ( Train Ticket Not Included ): 9499/-

 

Twin Sharing Accommodation will cost 1000 rs extra for each room per night.

 

Please Note : AC Tickets is depend on the availability , Incase for any reason we are not able to provide AC tickets , then we will provide you confirmed sleeper coach train tickets and difference in fare will be refunded back to your account in 3-5 working days.

2 Nights 3 Days 08 Mar, 08 Mar, 08 Mar, and more Fort, Maharashtra
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  • Itinerary

    Day 0 - 

    09:00 pm Meet the Trikon Team at CST and catch 11139 CSMT HPT EXP for an overnight journey

    09.20 pm : Departure from CSTM

    09.30 pm : Pickup from Dadar Station 

    09.53 pm : Pickup from Thane Station 

    10.15 pm : Pickup from Kalyan Station 

    01.05 am : Pickup from Pune Station

    ( Meal - NO )

    Day 1 - 

    Arrival at Hospet around 1 pm. 

    • Coracle Ride: After you have checked in, find yourself settled with some delicious meals, and as the sun climbed up the azure canvas of the Hampi sky, you found yourself at the tranquil shores of Sanapur. Nestled in the quaint village of Sanapur, your journey began with the sight of these peculiar, round vessels called coracles. Crafted from bamboo, reeds, and hide, each coracle bore the wear and tear of countless river sojourns.
    • The coracle rides at Sanapur transcended time and space. In that small, timeless vessel, you felt like an explorer of yore, discovering the secrets of an ancient realm. The boulders, temples, and ruins of Hampi watched over your passage, their silent witnesses to the ebb and flow of history.
    • Cliff jumping in Hampi isn't just about the thrill; it's about pushing your boundaries and embracing the unknown. It's about shedding inhibitions and diving headfirst into life's adventures, both big and small. It's a reminder that in the midst of ancient history, there's always room for new experiences.
    • As you climb back up for another leap, you realize that the thrill of cliff jumping in Hampi isn't just about the act itself. It's also about the camaraderie forged with fellow adventurers. Strangers become friends as you share the rush and the laughter, creating memories that will last a lifetime. As you leave the cliffs behind, you carry with you the echoes of laughter, the rush of adrenaline, and the spirit of adventure that defines cliff jumping in Hampi. It's an experience that leaves an indelible mark, a reminder that in the heart of history, there's always room for a little thrill-seeking and a lot of fun. 
    • Anjandri Hill: As the sun begins its slow descent in the crimson sky, casting a warm, golden glow over the landscape of Hampi, you find yourself on a journey to one of its most breathtaking vistas—Anjandri Hill. Perched like a sentinel amidst the ancient ruins, this hill promises a sunset spectacle that will etch itself into your memory. Return to our hotel, enjoy your dinner and call it a night
      • Note : Coracle Ride and Cliff Jumping depends on permissions by local authorities. 

    ( Meal -  Only Dinner )

    Day 2 - 

    • Famous Mango Tree : Explore the offbeat monuments. The Famous Mango Tree restaurant, with its rustic charm, is a culinary haven that blends seamlessly with its surroundings. Wooden tables and benches are scattered beneath the mango tree's sprawling canopy, offering a serene and shaded respite from the Hampi heat. You can't help but marvel at the fusion of history and gastronomy.
    • Krishnaswami Temple : Right from the gateway, to the serene courtyard, architectural marvels, carved in stone, musical pillars, marking for its spiritual reverie, The Krishnaswami Temple in Hampi is more than just a historical site; it's a journey into the heart of an ancient civilization. It's a reminder that the past has much to offer the present in terms of wisdom, art, and spiritual enlightenment. It's a place where history lives on, etching its story in the stones for those who seek its wisdom.
    • The Narasimha Statue in Hampi stands as a timeless tribute to the eternal spirit of mythology and artistry. It's a testament to the enduring allure of Hampi, where history and divinity coalesce in a magnificent display of human creativity and devotion.
    • The Badavalinga temple is a place of pilgrimage for devotees of Lord Shiva, known as Shaivites. The lingam, which is nearly 3 meters (about 10 feet) tall, is a symbol of Shiva's divine energy and is held in profound reverence. Devotees come here to offer prayers, flowers, and offerings, seeking blessings and spiritual solace. The temple's name, "Badavalinga," is believed to have been derived from the Kannada words "badva," meaning "poor," and "linga," referring to the divine representation of Shiva. The legend associated with the temple suggests that it was built by a poor woman who had unwavering faith in Lord Shiva. Thus, the temple serves as a testament to the idea that devotion knows no boundaries of wealth or social status.
    • Saasivekaalu Ganesh is one of the most beloved deities in the Hindu pantheon, revered as the remover of obstacles and the bestower of wisdom. The unique name "Saasivekaalu Ganesh" is derived from a fascinating tradition associated with this temple. Devotees offer mustard seeds to Lord Ganesha as a symbol of their devotion and gratitude. Legend has it that if you place a mustard seed on Lord Ganesha's hand and it doesn't roll off, your wish will be granted.
    • Sunset at Hemkuta Hills is more than just a picturesque event; it's a journey into the heart of an ancient civilization, a moment where the past and the present merge in harmony. It's a place where time stands still, and the world is painted in the warm hues of a memorable sunset, a memory etched forever in your heart. Dinner at a happening café & Retire for the day

    ( Meal - Breakfast & Dinner )

    DAY 3 - 

    • Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, welcomes you with its towering gopuram that seems to touch the heavens. Explore the inner sanctum and witness the rituals that have been performed here for centuries. Ascend the temple's towers for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including the Tungabhadra River and the boulder-strewn terrain. Admire the towering monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha, known as the Kadalekalu Ganesha, just a short walk away.
    • Vitthala Temple awaits your visit as the sun climbs higher in the sky. This architectural masterpiece dedicated to Lord Vitthala (an incarnation of Lord Krishna) is known for its iconic stone chariot and the mesmerizing musical pillars.
    • The Royal Enclosure, a short journey from Vitthala Temple, is a regal complex that once served as the heart of Vijayanagara's power. Here, you'll find a collection of ruins and structures that offer insights into the lives of royalty during the empire's zenith.
    • Marvel at the grandeur of the Mahanavami Dibba, a multi-tiered platform believed to be the royal stage for celebrations and ceremonies.
    • Explore the intricate Lotus Mahal, an elegant blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles that served as a royal palace. Admire the grandeur of the Elephant Stables, where the royal elephants were housed, showcasing the empire's opulence.

    Your day in Hampi, exploring the Virupaksha Temple, the Vitthala Temple, and the Royal Enclosure, has been a journey through time and a testament to the enduring spirit of this ancient city. Hampi's blend of history, artistry, and spirituality has left an indelible impression, and you depart with the promise of more adventures in this enigmatic realm. Drop at Hospet Station and board the HPT CSMT EXP (11140) by Lunch time

    ( Meal - Only Breakfast )

    DAY 4 - 

    01.10 am : Reach Pune

    03.57 am : Reach Kalyan

    04.16 am : Reach Thane

    04.42 am : Reach Dadar

    05.10 am : Reach CSTM

     

    Please Note : AC Tickets is depend on the availability , Incase for any reason we are not able to provide AC tickets , then we will provide you confirmed sleeper coach train tickets and difference in fare will be refunded back to your account in 3-5 working days.

     

    Inclusions/Exclusions

    What is included in the tour

    • Sleeper Coach Non AC Train Tickets from Mumbai to Mumbai ( 3AC Train Ticket Cost will be extra )
    • Food: Day 1 Dinner /  Day 2 Breakfast  &  Dinner  / Day 3 Breakfast ONLY
    • Triple Sharing Stay at Hampi ( 1000 rs per couple per night Extra )
    • Autorickshaws for local transfers
    • Entry fees and sightseeing cost
    • Coracle ride & Cliff Jumping (Subject to permission from local authorities)
    • Guide cost
    • Trikon Expertise
    • 5% GST.

     

    Please Note : AC Tickets is depend on the availability , Incase for any reason we are not able to provide AC tickets , then we will provide you confirmed sleeper coach train tickets and difference in fare will be refunded back to your account in 3-5 working days.

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Personal expenses
    • Daily Lunch 
    • Train Traveling Food 
    • Mineral water and soft drinks
    • Camera charges
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion
    Highlights
    • Visit and explore numerous Ancient Heritages
    • Coracle Boat Ride in the Tungabhadra River
    • Hippies markets and sink into laid back culture
    • Café hopping and explore Tibetan food joints
    • Huge stone boulders over hillocks
    • Sunset from Mantanga Hill
    • Sunrise from Hemkunta Hills
    • Local transport journey. Yayyy!!!
    Things to carry
  • ID Card
  • 2 ltrs water
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
  • Snacks & Biscuits
  • Extra Pair of Clothes
  • Clean napkin or small towel
  • Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
  • Please carry medicines if you need any
  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Important

    Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.

    Pickup point
    CSMT Platform No 18, P D'Mello Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map