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Explore Hampi - Day Tours

Hampi, India
About Explore Hampi - Day Tours
Hampi is one of the most beautiful and evocative of all historical sites in south India. It was established as the seat of the Vijayanagara Empire in the mid 14th century, a time when art and architecture flourished. The city was conquered by Sultanate troops in CE 1565, pillaged for six months, and abandoned. People however continued to live in the region and worship continued in few temples. The sprawling heritage site encompasses several village settlements; the presence of these human settlements makes Hampi a living heritage site. We believe that people living in these settlements are an essential part of the site and therefore anything and everything rooted by local communities add to the cultural significance of the place. Explore Hampi is an attempt at building a tourism venture that makes locals stakeholders in its responsible development. We want to promote Hampi as a living heritage site; showcase the unique culture and beauty of the region along with the ruins of Hampi.
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Well researched and engaging tour of Hampi. The tour is divided into three main focus areas. In the first half we will cover History and Architecture of Hampi as we explore the Sacred Area. In the second half we will focus on the design of Medieval city and social lives of its residents, this as we explore the medieval Urban Core of Hampi.
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Kartheek S wrote a review Jan 2021
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
We visited Hampi in the month of December and toured this amazing place with Basava as our guide. It was very well organised and he kind of recreated the old Hampi for us. Keep up with the good work Basava.
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Date of experience: December 2020
Vandana7969 wrote a review Dec 2020
Bengaluru, India4 contributions
We visited Hampi for the first time last month (November) and all I can say is that it exceeded our expectations of a good trip. The ruins and monuments are breathtakingly beautiful but what made it so enjoyable and memorable was a good guide. Hussen was referred to by our hotel and we are thankful to them. He chalked out an itinerary for us that included every element, right from the most popular to the adventurous walking trail along the Tungabhadra to the probably a little less touristy sites. We found him knowledgeable, pleasant and patient. And we would highly recommend him.
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Writa wrote a review Apr 2020
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This was the most amazing trip I have ever been on! Hampi is a terrific place with fascinating history, striking natural scenery and rich mythological heritage. Thanks to Exploring Hampi, I was able to immerse myself fully in all of that. Every bit of their arrangements was carefully done to ensure my comfort and engagement. Their guide, Mr Hampi Basava was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. The resort where they put me up was beautiful and the staff were very nice. The car was comfortable with a very friendly driver, Mr Ranganathan. I had the greatest time on the trip.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Seemanti Banerjee wrote a review Mar 2020
Kolkata, India3 contributions2 helpful votes
Except for the car and driver that was provided by them everything else was very disappointing! They provided us with a guide for only one day instead of two full days at Hampi. The guide Mr Basava seemed to be in a hurry to leave before 6 pm on the first day and did not turn up on the 3 rd day at all. On the 3 rd day a young boy was sent to accompany me upto Matanga Hill whom I did not even know, ( he did a good job) but it was Basava’s duty to be present there! Rest of the day the driver was asked to do the guide’s job ! Why????And all this after we paid the full amount they had asked for much before reaching Hampi!Very very disappointing indeed, will never recommend this tour agent to any one!!!
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Tom L wrote a review Feb 2020
Fuente Librilla, Spain20 contributions81 helpful votes
We were in Hampi for 3 days, 2 nights and elected to do 3 different trips with Explore Hampi. We did the heritage tour, village life tour and mythical landscape and can recommend them completely! We had a great time, all of our guides were so great, friendly and knowledgeable, and our driver was great on the road and also a happy guy. Lidin who we were messaging to book the whole adventure was very helpful and professional throughout. Would recommend, 100%! Especially for the Hampi heritage tour!!
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Date of experience: February 2020