HAMPI – HOLI FESTIVAL
A UNESCO World Heritage Site in the state of Karnataka, Hampi is a backpacker’s paradise, the same way a pilgrim’s delight.
Activity Level Easy
Accomodation Type Cozy
Hampi is a village and temple town recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located near Hospet town in the Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. The magnificent ruins of Hampi dot an unearthly landscape that has captivated travelers for centuries. Heaps of giant boulders perch precariously over kilometers of undulating terrain, their rusty hues offset by jade-green palm groves, banana plantations and paddy fields. Among the attractions of Hampi are beautiful temples, ruins of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings… the list is practically endless.
- Accommodation at all Places/Camps on Twin Sharing Basis.
- Stay in Three Star Properties.
- Breakfast and Dinner.
- One Backup Vehicle.
- Biking Expert From GW
- Bike and Fuel Expenses.
- Any Expenses Incurred Like Bike Damage, Use of Spare Parts etc.
- Personal & Bike Insurance.
- Lunch Throughout the Tour.
- Entry Fee For All Monuments and Places of Interest if Any.
- Taxes as Applicable.
- Any Personal Expenses Other Than Mentioned Above.
- Any Cost Incurred Due to Man-Made or Natural Calamities.
Pune - Badami
Early morning leave from Pune and reach Badami by afternoon and check into the hotel. Badami is also known as Vatapi. Later leave to visit some of the cave temples which is Badami most famous for, the temples are made of sandstone. After visiting the Temples return back to the hotel and rest. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Badami - Hampi
Next morning after breakfast by noon leave for Hampi which is 139.9 kms away from Badami. After reaching Hampi check into the hotel and rest. Later leave for some sightseeing. Return back to the hotel and rest. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
Next morning after breakfast get ready for the famous Holi festival celebrated in Hampi. Here it is celebrated exuberantly. It is rare to find celebrations of Holi in South India. But, due to the presence of a large of western tourists in Hampi, it is highly popular in the city. In addition to the use of colored powder and liquid colors, the celebrations of Holi in Hampi also include a loud riot of music and dance. The festival ends at 4 pm. After that rest and time for leisure. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Hampi - Dharwad
Next morning after breakfast time for leisure, later after lunch leave for Dharwad which is 186.4 kms away from Hampi. Reaching there check into the hotel and rest. Dinner and Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Dharwad - Pune
Next morning after breakfast continue your journey back to Pune.
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- Is there a flight option to this location?
Yes, flights can be opted thus saving one day at the start of the tour and the end; however certain flight timings do not coincide with the train timings; and thus the flight itinerary might make you compromise on the typical itinerary.
Contact our travel consultants to figure out the best possible options.
- What to expect when in Hampi?
A travel to Hampi will take you through smooth roads and small villages. Once in Hampi one will get to witness the Vijayanagar empire. The kingdom includes forts, royal complexes, temples, shrines, mandaps etc, few of which are now in ruins. The expedition will be held during the Holi festival which is one of the best celebrated days in South West India.
- What is the usual sharing for accommodation?
The accommodations are always on double sharing basis unless otherwise opted for. Single sharing basis attracts an additional nominal fee, while triple sharing allows you to be eligible for a small discount.
- How is the climate in Hampi?
Hampi in summers is hot and dry hence the best time to visit is between mid-October to February. The climate during this period is pleasant. Another time when one should not miss going is during the Holi festival. It is celebrated here in great extravagance.
- Who all can be a part of this tour?
People who are well versed with riding a geared bike and have a valid driving license can join this tour.
- What is the difficulty level of this expedition?
Roads till Hampi are national highways hence riding a bike is a pleasure. But one should remember that this an expedition and not a leisure trip and hence safety is of utmost importance.
- Benefits of travelling with Go Wild?
We pride in being experts in adventure and offbeat tourism from last 7 years. Having conducted innumerable tours for all age groups, our expert tour leader makes sure that every person traveling is given all the necessary instructions, safety guidelines and is taken care off. In case of any emergency situations, we can provide immediate backup support.
- What do I pack for my travel?
Packing for a bike expedition needs more gears and packing than that on a normal tour. We provide you with a detailed list of things to be carried before the tour which will help you to pack right before the expedition.
- Is network connectivity easily available?
Network and internet connectivity is available throughout the trip.
- Is it safe?
All expeditions conducted by us follow the highest safety standards, and we take all necessary precautions involved. However its worthy of noting, that being cautious goes a long way in preventing any mishaps.