Hampi Tours - Hampi India Tours
If you need to know the mystical charm of ancient India, you need to book our Hampi Tours right away. With our Hampi India Tours we take you to the famous ruins which belonged to the bygone medieval Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar. The place is also declared a World Heritage site. Visit the temples and marvel at the past glory. The monolithic sculptures and monuments are sure to leave you speechless. The Hindu style of architecture found at Hampi will reflect you the splendor of the Vijaynagar Empire. Moreover the jagged landscape adds to the historic ambience of this site and also adds pleasure to your vacation trip with our Hampi India Tours.
Hazara Rama Temple:
Few Places That We Take You With our Hampi Tours Are:
This is one of the famous and ancient buildings lying to the western end of the city. This temple is dedicated to Virupaksha, a form of Lord Vishnu. Here you can visit the houses shrines of Lord Shiva and Goddesses Pampa and Bhuvaneswari. You will be amazed to know that parts of the temple belong to 11th or 12th century. It is quite interesting to see that when a ray of light passes from the east through a hole near the sanctum sanctorum, the shadow formed on the wall looks like a miniature shadow of the temple tower.
This magnificent 6.7m tall monolith of 'Ugra Narasimha' lies to the south of Virupaksha Temple, atop Hemkuta Hills. This is a form of Lord Vishnu with head of a lion and body of a man. Here you will find Him seated under the canopy of a seven-hooded snake. History has it that it was erected in 1528 during the reign of Krishnadevaraya and the astounding fact is that it was carved out from a single boulder.
This temple is a World Heritage monument which will fascinate you with marvelous fantastic sculptural work. The architectural style belongs to the time of Vijayanagar Empire. Here you will find 56 'Musical Pillars', which reverberate when tapped. You will be allured to view the beautifully decorated stone chariot in the temple courtyard.
This 3meters high Shivalinga is located right nest to the statue of Narasimha. Here you will find permanently water coming through an ancient channel.
Visit this beautiful place which describes you of a delightful blend of Hindu and Muslim style of architecture. This two-storeyed palaces reflects an elegant pavilion situated in the 'ladies' section' of the palace.
This magnificent structure is 15m square and 1.8m deep. You can marvel at the stark exteriors and highly ornate interiors. The delicate and elegantly ornamented arched corridors and projecting balconies are sure to take you back to the bygone royal era.
Just behind the legendary elephant stables, is one of the oldest gateways of the erstwhile capital known as 'Singara Hebbagilu' (the beautiful door), which was once the main entrance to the city.
This elegant 15th century temple reflects the finely carved basalt pillars in its hall depicting incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The sculptures on the exteriors of the hall depict main events from Ramayana. Visit this temple and get awe-inpired by its magical charm
Achuta Raya Temple:
This beautiful temple is also known as the Tirvengalanatha temple. It was built during reign of Achuta Deva Raya. Here you can get astouned by the erotic sculptures of the columns inside the open halls near the main gateway.
This is not all! If you are a shopaholic, you are on the right page. With our Hampi Tours you can visit the small shops in the Hampi Bazaar. Indulge in buying handicrafts in the Hospet or Tungabhadra dam. In Hospet Handlooms - Andhra Handloom House, near Gandhi Chowk, Karnataka Handlooms, Station Road, Tamil Nadu Cooptex, near Gandhi Chowk are some of the best areas to buy quality items.
How to Reach:
By Air: The nearest Airport is Bellary (974 km); other convenient airports are Belgaum (190 km) and Bangalore (353 km).
By Rail: The nearest rail point is Hospet from where one travels another 12 kilometers by road to reach Hampi.
By Road: Regular bus services from Bangalore to Hospet.