PRE - POST TOURS - HAMPI TOURS

 
Hampi : Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India located near Hospet town in the Karnataka state.Hampi is 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.
 
In Hampi at every turn there is a surprise. Every monument hides more than what they reveal.
 
01 Day : Arrive Hampi ex Hyderabad by surface. 380 Kms (Approx. 8 Hours)

 
Arrival in Hampi in afternoon. Check In at hotel.  Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Hampi
Day 02 : Hampi

 
0800 Hrs : Breakfast at hotel.

0830 Hrs : Start with full day sightseeing of Hampi Visiting Narsimha Statue, Krishna Temple, Ganesha Shrines on Hemakuata hill.

Vittala Temple : This temple complex dedicated to Vittala, a form of the Hindu god Vishnu is an architectural highlight of Hampi. This temple campus contains many halls and shrines. The halls are noted for its extraordinary pillars with the animated carvings on it. A set of pillars, known as ‘musical pillars,’ resonates when tapped. A huge stone chariot complete with wheels carved out of stone stands in front of the main temple. The environment of this temple is packed with numerous smaller but ornate temples and a wide chariot street of the temple. Virupaksha Temple : This temple dedicated to the Hindu god of destruction is located at a riverbank. Virupaksha temple is believed to be one of the oldest active temples (from 7th century AD) in India. This is a place equally sought-after by the tourists and the pilgrims. The temple complex consists of the god’s sanctum, pillared halls and a series of giant entrance towers. This is one of the fine places to witness the Hindu religious functions in close proximity, Sasivekalu Ganesha : This again is a giant statue of Ganesha located inside an open pavilion. The potbelly of the god is in the shape of mustard seed and hence the name (Sasivekalu means of mustard seed in the local language). This four handed god is a fine example of the Vijayanagara’s artistic skills, Krishna Temple : This temple is dedicated to lord Krishna, one of the ten incarnations of lord Vishnu. In Hindu mythology Krishna is known for his romantic encounters and political shrewdness! This temple was actually dedicated to the lord in his infant (crawling) form. The complex consists of the main shrine, shrines of the goddesses, the chariot/market street and the temple tank. The main hall spots a series of pillars carved with mythical rampant creatures.
 
Also visit Lakshmi Narasimha : This giant monolithic statue of the man-lion god is the largest icon in Hampi. Narasimha which is one of the ten avatars (incarnation) of lord Vishnu is depicted in a cross-legged seated position. It’s believed that the original image contained his consort Lakshmi sitting on his lap, Queen'sS Bath : This structure belongs to the royal area of the capital. Probably used by the courtly ladies or the king himself, this looks like an indoor aquatic complex. A large veranda with protruding balconies all around faces the central pool. This is one of the typical example of the Indo-Islamic hybrid architecture, Lotus Mahal : This ornate structure was probably used by the military chief as his office or the queens of the palace as a pleasure pavilion. The pavilion spots Islamic architecture style arches and the roofs and base typical of Hindu temples, Elephant Stables : That was the shelter for the royal elephants. This long structure is made of a series of chambers with domical roofs. Each chamber is big enough to accommodate two elephants. The central hall with an elaborated tower probably was used by the ceremonial band troop, Pattabhirama Temple: This is a sprawling temple campus dedicated to lord Rama. The pillared halls are of special note. Tall mythical beats carved in the shape of a series of pillars.
 
Day 03 : Hampi to Hyderabad - (380 Kms) - 08 Hours (Approx.)

Breakfast at hotel and check out from hotel.
0700 Hrs : Early morning drive to Hyderabad and upon arrival in Hyderabad , transfer to an airport or take halt for night in Hyderabad, depending upon arrival at Hyderabad.
 
 
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