Overview

A destination that everyone today talks about and wishes to visit at least once. The grandest kingdom of history, Vijaynagara or you may call it as - HAMPI.
Hampi, it is a World Heritage Site and is truly a marvel of India.
Hardly any person would not know about Hampi. This place has been mentioned vastly in the Ramayana. This is the place where it is believed that Hanumana first met Rama. This is the place believed to be the abode of Vali and Sugreeva. Likewise, there are many fascinating tales annotated to Hampi. In the 14th Century, Hampi was made the capital of the Vijaynagara Kingdom. This is the time, this place witnessed a golden era in the history of India. In Krishnadevraya’s reign, Hampi was the richest, powerful and prosperous capital. Vijayanagara's fall was the most tragic incident in the history of India. One of the darkest era known to mankind. Even today, the ruins of the glorious Vijayanagara stand as a testimony of that Golden Era.
Apart from Hampi, this tour will also take you to some of the exquisite temples from the Western Chalukya era i.e. 11th-12th century. To name a few, Temple Complex of Lakkundi and Temple Complex of Gadag.
So, what are you waiting for! Get on board and be ready to explore some marvellous sites that exist in our very own country.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Board the evening bus/Train.
Overnight journey
Pune – Hospete(Distance:529kms)

Arrive at Hospet. Check into the hotel, fresh n up, have a nice breakfast and get ready for an expedition of Hampi. Explore ruins of Hampi. Sense the grandeur of capital of Vijaynagara Kingdom.
In the evening return to the hotel and relax.
Stay at Hampi/Hospet.

Highlights

  • Visit Virupaksh Temple, Ugra Narsinh, Badvilinga, Kadalekalu Ganesh, Sasivekalu Ganesh, Kodandram Temple.
  • Visit banks of Tungabhadra river.

After breakfast leave for the remaining expedition of Hampi. Explore some fascinating monuments of Hampi. Spend an evening at Hemkut Hill and experience the tranquil surroundings of Hampi. You will find yourself back in glorious days of Hampi for sure.
Reach hotel by evening.
Stay at Hospet.

Highlights

  • Visit Vitthal Temple, Lotus Mahal, Pushkarini, Royal enclosure
  • Evening at Hemkut Hill.

Get ready after breakfast, we are going out of Hampi, to visit some lesser-known temples of Gadag. After having explored these temples we will return Hampi for stay.

Highlights

  • Visit Temple complex of Lakkundi & Gadag
    These temples were constructed in the reign of Western Chalukyas between 11th & 13th-century CE. i.e. An ornately carved Hindu & Jain temple are must-see when you are around Hampi.

Get ready by morning with fresh air. Today, we will visit the region of Anegundi and surroundings. A place is well known as Kishkindha in Ramayana. So, let’s walk on Ramayana trails today.
Return hotel with mesmerizing experience of Hampi and start packing your bags for the return journey towards home.
Board the evening bus/train and begin the journey towards Pune.

Highlights

  • Visit Anegundi – A place known as Kishkindha. Here we will see some ancient temples along with Pampa Sarovar (lake). A region where Shabari is said to have met Rama. Pampa Sarovar is also considered as one of the sacred lakes among 5 lakes collectively called as Panch Sarovar ( Five Lakes).

Arrive at Pune by early morning with mesmerizing memories of Hampi.
Hampi – Pune (Distance: 529kms)

INCLUSIONS

  • Pune – Hampi – Pune AC Sleeper bus/train.
  • Local Transport by Ac 2 x2 coach (Depends on group size, seating capacity will be variable)
  • Accommodation in comfortable and convenient hotels on twin sharing.
  • All meals. ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Evening Tea- set menu)
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing
  • 1-litre water bottle per person per day
  • Expert fees

EXCLUSIONS


  • Govt taxes of 5% over and above the tour cost.
  • Any implementation of new taxes by the government
  • Cost of insurance
  • Cost of Pre/Post-tour accommodation
  • Any extra expenses such that porterage, laundry, telephone, shopping, alcoholic beverages, mineral water, items of personal nature and food or drink which is not part of a set menu.
  • Any extra expenses incurred due to illness, accident, hospitalization of an individual.
  • Anything specifically not mentioned in the inclusions.

FEW POINTERS

  • If any sightseeing mentioned is not done due to any unforeseen circumstances then an alternate sightseeing will be done.
  • There could be some complementary activities covered from our side at certain destinations. If any activity is not opted by traveller then the same is not entitled to a cash refund.
  • Air tickets issued at special rates are normally NON REFUNDABLE and traveler will need to bear the cancellation charges. If a traveler needs an air booking with the refundable option then he/she will need to bear extra fare specified by airline operator.

PAYMENT POLICY

Tour Cost

Payment

Below package cost ₹ 20, 000 per person

Full payment at the time of booking

Above package cost ₹ 20,000 per person

At the time of booking

40% of the package cost

30 days prior to departure

Remaining 60 % amount

  • Payment can be done via cheque, Demand Draft, NEFT, RTGS, IMPS, Credit Card/ Debit Card or UPI gateway. Cheque/Demand Draft should be drawn in favor of “ANCIENT TRAILS”.
  • In case of payment made by cheque, a booking confirmation will be given subject to cheque clearance.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation received no. of days prior to departure

Cancellation charges applicable per person

0-10

100%

10-20

50 %

20-30

30 %

30 and above

10%

  • For cancellation procedure, a traveler will need to give an application in writing along with an original receipt of booking.
  • Please note that if air ticket booking is done with NON-REFUNDABLE airfare then cancellation charges to be borne by the customer and the remaining amount will be refunded as per above cancellation policy.