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The ruined city of Vijayanagar, better known as Hampi, the name of the local village nearby in the state of Karnataka, is fascinating. Set in a surreal and beautiful boulder-strewn landscape, Vijayanagar between the 14th and 16th centuries was the most powerful Hindu capital in the Deccan. 16th century travelers and visitors were astonished by its size and apparent wealth.

Vijayanagar’s prosperity was based on the control of the spice trade route to the south and the cotton industry of the southeast. However, in the second half of the 16th century the thriving city was devastated by a 6-month Muslim siege. Thanks to the onslaught, most monuments seem much older than their four or five hundred years. However, the serene river setting and boulder-strewn landscape add to Vijayanagar’s continued appeal.

Although spread across some 26km, the ruins of Vijayanagar are mostly concentrated in two distinct areas. Many ruins lie in the area in and around Hampi Bazaar and nearby riverside area, which also encompasses the city’s most sacred enclave of temples and ghats. East of Hampi Bazaar is the UNESCO-listed 16th century Vittala Temple, the undisputed highlight of the ruins. There’s an ornate stone chariot in the temple’s courtyard. At one time, the stone wheels were capable of turning.

The second area is south of the river and just northwest of Kamalapuram village, where here are the remains of palaces, elephants stables, guard houses, temples and pavilions.

Tailormade Holidays to Hampi

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Hampi.

Boulders Resort, Hampi
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid-range Boutique Hotel

Boulders Resort is a fantastic boutique hotel set among an expanse of water eroded boulders, offering a range of individual cottages throughout the gorgeous hotel grounds.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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