Spend full day excursion to HAMPI,
a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is located in the state of Karnataka among the ruins of Vijaynagar, a medieval city formed on the banks of the Tungabhadra River.
Then, pay a visit to the Vittala Temple
, where you will find a huge chariot carved out of stone within its complex. The halls are known for their beautiful pillars with intricate carvings, besides there are a set of musical pillars that vibrate when tapped. Take a stroll on the path that leads to riverside ruins, connecting the ancient Hampi Bazaar and the Vittala temple, where you will find numerous shrines, ruins of ancient architecture and carved artifacts scattered everywhere.
You will then visit the Virupaksha Temple
from 7th century. This oldest active temples in India consists of God’s sanctum in its complex. After this proceed towards the fortified Royal Enclosure. This area has numerous palace bases, aquatic structures and underground temples.
Move towards the Hemakuta Hill Temples
nestled on a rocky hilltop with vibrations. There are sets of triple chambered temples, which are the highlights of these temples along with its pyramid shaped granite roofs. Then you will go to see the giant statue of God Ganesha called Kadalekalu Ganesha, which is 14 feet tall. Then go to visit the most popular icons of Hampi - Lakshmi Narasimha
(man-lion god). At the end of the tour you can see the Queen’s bath (a large veranda facing a pool surrounded with balconies) that resembles an indoor aquatic complex.
In the late afternoon, we return back to Hospet for overnight stay.
Overnight in Hospet.