Ruins amongst the Boulders – Hampi, Badami, Aihole & Pattadkal
25 –29 December, 2018 | 5 Days/4 Nights
Take a journey back in time to an age of splendour and glory. Feel the stress of city life fade away amidst boulder-strewn hills in the most magical part of the Tungabhadra Valley.
At Hampi, the river unites two distinct cultures. We have the ancient, mysterious ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, on the one hand, which somehow blends seamlessly with a unique hippy philosophy, on the other. Thus, music, drum circles, dance. And jam sessions add to the fun of traipsing among India’s finest ruins. In short, Hampi is not just a place to reconnect with our heritage, but also to chill and have fun in what is surely the most bizarrely stunning landscape in the entire Deccan Plateau.
Soak in the incredibly rich historical past of a forgotten civilization as we walk in the footsteps of kings, past ruins that will come alive on this unique tour.
Tales of past kings, bloody wars, triumphs, and tragic defeats will leap to life for you, unlike the pages of a dusty history book or a run-of-the-mill guided tour.
Rejuvenate your mind and spirit as you indulge in a predawn coracle ride across the Tungabhadra. Huff and puff to the top of the Matanga Hill to be rewarded with one of the best views of the rising sun that South India has to offer.
Stay at an eco-friendly hotel, set in a tiny, rustic village, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Hampi Bazaar. It is one of the best properties in the area, spotlessly clean and serene, with superlative customer service.
From here we take a day trip to go back another 10 centuries and walk in the steps of the Chalukya Kings – and visit Aihole, Pattadakal, and Badami.
Come to join us on this incredible journey to one of UNESCO’s most famous world heritage sites in South India.