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Luxury & Private Hampi Tours 2024/2025

Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar empire around 1500 AD, and by some accounts, the second largest city in the world at that time. Over the next centuries it fell out of importance, and now you can explore the ruins of a lot of temples and other structures spread out over a vast area. The terrain around Hampi is as mysterious as the ruins itself - the city is surrounded by boulders of different sizes, and you can climb to the top of them with a little effort to get a stunning view of the entire city and the geography. It is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Famous for its massive, beautifully carved temples, especially the Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to the patron deity of the empire. You can also find remains of the old aqueducts, canals and military barracks and stables here. Hampi was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986 and many efforts have been taken to restore the lost glory of the place - very limited (if any) modern establishments are allowed in the main area, which gives an authentic feel to the ruins.

Things to do in Hampi

The medieval capital of the Hindu empire, Hampi is home to fabulous ancient ruins which attract thousands of pilgrims every year. In the northern part of the Karnataka state on the banks of the Tungabhadra river, a walk around Hampi will show you mile after mile of significant ancient ruins, including huge stone statues of Hindu gods, ancient market streets, royal pavilions and towering monuments. It’s easy to see why it is now protected by UNESCO.

Vijaya Vittala Temple

Vijaya Vittala Temple

Archaeologists, historians, curators and explorers scramble to describe the splendour, grandeur and elegance of Vijaya Vittala Temple. A sprawling spectacle with pillared pavilions within pillared pavilions and shrines within temples, the temple appears more like a town. 

King's Balance Hampi

King's Balance

5 meters tall and carved out of stone, King's Balance appears like a lonesome archway left standing, but peer closely and you can spot the three loops on the beam where the balance must have hung. The Kings would weigh themselves with gold & precious stones and distribute it to the temple priests on the special occasions.

Virupaksha Temple Hampi

Virupaksha Temple

Built between 9th-10th century and One of the most widely revered temples of southern India, Virupaksha Temple is dedicated to Lord Virupaksha, an avatar of Lord Shiva and the patron deity of Vijayanagra empire, and Goddess Pampa, Goddess of River Tungabhadra from whom Hampi gets its name. 

Achyutaraya Temple Hampi

Achyutaraya Temple

Established in 1534 AD by Achyuta Deva Raya, the temple was originally named Tiruvengalanatha but gradually came to be called after the king. Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, the temple is laid out in the classic Vijayanagara architectural style.

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