HikerWolf - Backpack Trip to Hampi
Hampi is a fantasy world of rocks and ruins. Hampi is a carnival of cravings. The magnificent ruins of Hampi dot an unearthly landscape that has captivated travelers for centuries. Heaps of giant boulders perch precariously over kilometers of undulating terrain, their rusty hues offset by jade-green palm groves, banana plantations, and paddy fields. Let’s pack our bags to Hampi with HikerWolf.
Day 1: Reach Hospet in the morning by 9:00 AM. Transfer to Hippie Island and check-in to our hotel for the day. Explore the island and visit Lake view point, Cliff Jumping point, Anegundi village and Malyavanta Raghunatha Temple. We shall also go for the thrilling Coracle ride. Night will be for music, dance and fun with friends. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Post breakfast, check out of the hotel by 07:30 hrs. Today, we travel to the other side of the town. Explore Hampi Bazaar, Hemakuta Hills, Virupaksha temple, Monolithic Nandi, Kings Balance, Stone Car, Vitthal Temple, Badavi lingam, Ugranarsimha and Underground Temple, Pushkarni, Lotus Mahal, Elephant stables, Hajari Rama Temple and Watch Tower. Leave at 5 PM to our hometowns.
Day 3: Reach Mumbai around 9:00 am with lots of new friends and memories from the trip!
• 2 days sightseeing tour
• Entry charges to the monuments
• Music, Dance & Masti
• Breakfast for 2 days
• Coracle ride
• Rent for bicycle
• Bike charges (except fuel)
• All internal transfers
• Fun games
• HikerWolf expertise
• Guide charges
• Anything not mentioned under inclusion
Note: There are a number of cafes with amazing ambiance and variety lips smacking delicious food options available, you can try them all at your convenience.
Ready to venture out on the most amazing journey with the most amaaaaazzzing group of peeps? Then hey, pack your bags and get ready as we head towards our pick-up spot for the next day. While you are on the move, you should flutter with joy. As on the following day, you are going to meet some of the most enthusiastic, like-minded and free-spirited travellers who are going to write their Hampi chapter along with you! Doesn’t that sound special?
Welcome friend. We have been dying to see you! After all those days of waiting and creating the best itinerary for you, we finally meet. It is the day when we start a journey that’s going to be etched in our hearts forever. As we reach Hospet early at 9 a.m., we meet and greet each of those souls who are going to be a part of the backpacking trip. Following which, we vroooom towards Hippie Island. Hippie Island is situated across Tungabhadra River. Hence, we cross the Tungabhadra River by boat to reach the island where we check-in for the day.
What makes Hippie Island really striking is that it is far away from the tourists’ eye. It’s a delight for backpackers and a go-to spot for hippies who are seeking laid-back vibes. And for a place as calm and soothing as this, nothing’s better than to explore the island with fellow travellers. Hence, post breakfast, all of us leave to explore the island.
Travelling with like-minded travellers is more like a blessing. Because every place you visit will have a fresh perspective. And a blend of perspectives often results in the best stories. We’ll have fun together, dance together, watch the sunset together and even write a new chapter together.
As we explore the island, we cross several points like Lake viewpoint, cliff jumping point, the beautiful historic village of Anegundi and get lost in the back-in-time beauty of the Malyavanta Raghunatha Temple. This temple derives its mythological significance from the epic Ramayana.
The highlight of the trip is the coracle ride! Many of you must have heard of the walnut-shaped boats that are extremely fanciful and fun. And it’s true. Imagine getting lost in the sun as all of us venture out for one of the most thrilling boat-rides. During our boat ride, we shall engage in clicking the most picturesque panoramas as we row our way through the sunny glittery river and pass through caves and mighty boulders from years ago!
As we wrap up the day, we come back with fresh memories from the past to cherish until our future! Once we are back to our hotel, we relax for a while and gear up for a fun night again! Tonight, we party next to the river in the middle of nowhere. We laugh and dance over sumptuous dinner and lit music and have fun with the most happening group ever.
Woof, the day has been pretty long. So all of us deserve a good night's sleep. So toodles, until the next day!
Good morning, sleepyhead. Tired from the last night’s shenanigans? Well, you shouldn’t be. Because with Hikerwolf, there’s always scope for more. We make sure that your following day is even better than your previous day. And it can’t be untrue when you are in a place like Hampi.
We check out from our hotel after we warm up our souls with a delicious breakfast in the Hippie island. Today, we shall head to the other side of the town. It’s the part of the town that you have been waiting to explore, and you are sure to get blown away as we travel from one part of history to the other!
We have loads of fun as we explore the Hemakuta Hills, Virupaksha temple, Monolithic Nandi, Kings Balance, Stone Car and the Vitthal Temple. Most of these temples were built during the Vijaynagara era. But even thousands of seasons later, they stand mighty with full glory under the sun. Everywhere you look, you find a landscape filled with large stones with intricate carvings and tales from the past.
Today, we also visit the Hampi Bazaar that's located adjacent to the famous Virupaksha Temple. All of these lanes were thriving with glory during the Vijaynagara era. Hampi Bazaar boasts some exotic stones, jewellery and silk attire that remind you of the bygone days.
We also walk past huge monuments and pavilions and immerse in a culture that’s extremely fascinating and vintage-like. Later in the day, we visit many other historical places like Lingam, Ugranarsimha and Underground Temple, Pushkarni, Lotus Mahal, Elephant stables, Hajari Rama Temple and the Watch Tower.
By evening, we will wrap our day after excavating the most spectacular history of Hampi. What felt fascinating to hear as tales and stories from others, has now unfolded in front of your eyes. And the newest friendships that blossomed in a faraway historical landscape is sure to have made your Hampi trip even more memorable. At night, we board our trains back to Mumbai and head back home with freshly written pages.
Today, we part. As it is the day of the final goodbye. We reach Mumbai at 9 am. But don’t worry mate, the journey isn’t over yet. Our journey has just begun. We have begun a brand new journey with brand new friends, and a brand new journey of travelling together for years to come. So let’s enjoy life to full swing until we meet again. Hasta la vista!
HOW TO REACH HOSPET:
Rail: Hospet Railway Station is well connected by rail line to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Hubli and Vijapur.
Road: One can hire a taxi from Hubli till Hospet.
For participants joining from Mumbai
There are multiple AC sleepers and semi-sleeper buses running from Mumbai (All locations) to Hospet and back. Board Bus that starts between 17:00hrs to 18:00hrs to reach Hospet by 09:00hrs the next day. Various bus operator like VRL and SRS provides this service. Kindly visit redbus.com to book your tickets now. of course, we will be there for your assistance.
THINGS TO CARRY:
• Sunscreen, moisturizer
• Pair of clothes
• 2 pair for water sports (preferably Nylon)
• Casual shoes and flip-flops
• Sanitary Kit
• Please avoid wearing Gold and other costly jewelry (at own risk)
• Personal medicines (if any)An extra bag to keep your wet clothes
Note: Do not carry any valuables. Please take care of it in case you are carrying the same. We will not be responsible if you lose them by any chance.
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