Let's time travel to experience the legacy of one of the India's most ancient & prosperous kingdoms of Vijayanagara - The Hampi :)
Words cannot explain the wonder that is Hampi, so let's experience in our own muddie way! ;-)
Slots: 21 (As always, we try to maintain good ratio of Men & Women. Don't assume numbers by number of RSVPs) Accommodation: Will be at our campsite (tents) near the Lake on sharing basis! Travel: Luxury bus between BLR & Hampi, bikes in Hampi - for other side of the river!
Pic: The riverside...
Friday night: Start from Bangalore & board Hampi bus at 11 PM Friday night from Majestic & other pick up spots..
Saturday: Reach Hampi campsite by auto provided by orgnizers, freshen up & breakfast, start the Heritage Walk along the banks of the river Tungabhadra towards the monuments/temples like Varaha temple, Sule Bazar, the magnificent Vittal temple etc. Break for lunch in the middle. Visit Virupaksha temple and have a nice sunset view at Virupaksha hill. Come back to campsite, freshen up, dinner & a social gathering at night ;-)
Pic: The Vittala temple...
Sunday: Start the day little late, breakfast, take bikes & explore, enjoy the cool breeze & self-drive, visit the pristine Sanapur Lake - take a dip, go on a coracle ride on the lake (optional - self sponsored), take lots of selfies, relax and rejuvenate (Muddie Trails will provide few life jackets). Drive to the base of the Anjanadri hill (Hanuman's birth place) & hike up the hill on the northern banks of Tungabhadra river, relax & enjoy the amazing views, get back to campsite late in the evening, another social gathering before retiring for night ;-)
Monday: Wake up late, Breakfast, drive to other interesting places - Anegundi the kingdom of monkeys as it's called, visit Ganesha cave temple, take a dip in the lake, check-out & start back to Bangalore at 21:30 PM from Hospete busstand (auto-rickshaw till Hospete will be provided by organizers)
Tuesday: Reach BLR by 5 AM
Inclusions:Travel by luxury KSRTC bus up & down BLR-Hampi, all entry fees for historical places, 2-Days/2-Nights accommodation at a campsite on a 3 or 4 sharing basis (sleep inside tents at night with sleeping bag per person, mat, a lamp for each tent..), 3 days breakfast, 2 days dinner, Rented bikes on 2 sharing basis, auto-rickshaw on 1st day where ever necessary, expert guide on 1st day, two organizers from MT to look after the activities and entertainment!
Exclusions: Lunches, 1 dinner, petrol for your bike, any misc. expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
Things to carry: will be updated in our meetup's WhatsApp group to all registered folks.
• Entry fee for foreigners may differ slightly at historical sites..this extra amount above the Indians' entry fee shall be borne by the foreigner.
• The campsite is very close to nature in the midst of farms & just beside the lake. So the facilities would be basic but the experience would be amazing., especially at night.
• Everyone must get their photo ID cards - like Aadhar or Driving License!