History is carved in stone, and these archaeological ruins which were once the prosperous and grand capital of the Vijayanagara Empire will take their visitor back to the 14th century.
The heritage city of Hampi which is referred to as ‘The group of monuments at Hampi’ is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the east-central Karnataka, along with the shores of the Tungabhadra river.
It was one of the world’s second-largest medieval-era city, the first being Beijing, and one of India’s richest city during 1500 C.E., as traders from Persia and Portugal flocked to the happening capital of Vijayanagara.
After being conquered by Mughal Sultanates in 1565, the city was plunged to ruins, giving rise to the modern day Hampi.
It is considered as a “Fantasy world of rocks and ruins” by the Lonely Planet.
Partake in this beautiful trek, where the walls do hold stories of the past. And if the archaeology and architecture isn’t enough to raise goosebumps, we also take you across the river to the stunning Anjaneya hills, which is known for being an amazing viewpoint for sunsets and sunrise. Take note earnest photographers! This just might be your moment!
The ancient town of Hampi makes a great place for trekkers to explore the natural and man-made beauty of the land. The ruins form a rocky terrain and have several large and small hills that are ideal for trekking.
Hampi is also known for its boulder- strewn hills, which make for an amazing backdrop for the trek.
Day 0 – The beginning
The difficulty level of this trek is easy to moderate.
Given below is the list of things that you will have to carry with you for this trek.