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  • Trip introduction

    This backpacking trip to Hampi takes you into the craggy, boulder-strewn landscape right out of an Indiana Jones movie as you travel to the towns of Hampi, Badami and Anegundi. You'll explore the dreamy riverside town of Hampi, with its ancient temples inhabited by monkeys. You'll explore the red sandstone canyon and caves of Badami, and wander through the rock-cut temple that stands beside Agastya lake. You'll take a cycle ride through quiet roads and bumpy trails through paddy fields, and take a boat trip in a primitive coracle that drifts slowly through the green river, between the weather-bleached rocks of Anegundi.

    On this backpacking trip to Hampi, you'll visit hippie cafes to taste exotic cuisine and stay at homestays to experience local culture. This slow-paced adventure is perfect for those looking for an offbeat holiday, with a heady mix of nature, activity, history, and relaxed outdoorsy fun.

    Do book your train tickets in advance so you get a confirmed seat for the overnight journey.

    Destination

    Hampi stands in the middle of green forests and paddy fields, along a river, with ancient temples and the ruins of the Vijayanagara empire. It used to be a small, sleepy village with a rich historic background, until hippies from around the world discovered it. On this backpacking trip to Hampi, rediscover the modern day Hampi that is now famous for yoga workshops, theatre performances, art and craft galleries and meditation centers. You're even likely to see yogis and yoginis practising their poses alongside the quiet roads of Hampi.

    Destination highlights

    Spend a few days exploring a fascinating culture on a backpacking trip to Hampi. | Visit the ancient Virupaksha temple and Vitthala temple. | Stroll through the manicured gardens and see the stone chariot in the Queen's Palace. | Take a coracle ride through primeval rock formations. | Ride a bicycle through lush paddy fields and down quiet village roads. | Go café hopping in Hampi and Badami.

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the backpacking trip to Hampi: Bus to Hampi

    This package does not include the bus travel to Hospet, but it is highly recommended that you board a bus from Mumbai to Hospet. A typical bus journey usually begins at Mumbai in the evening and arrives at Hampi in the morning. You'll spend the night in the bus, so do carry dry snacks, a bottle of water, and a light shawl or jacket for the night. Overnight in transit.

    Overnight in bus.

    You will board a 17:00 hrs bus from Mumbai for an overnight journey. Carry light snacks, a small water bottle and a light shawl or jacket so you'll be comfortable during the night.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Mumbai

    Hospet

    05:30 AM

    Food

    No meals will be provided today

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    Day 2 of the backpacking trip to Hampi: Explore Hampi
    Day 3 of the backpacking trip to Hampi: Explore Badami
    Day 4 of the backpacking trip to Hampi: Cycle to Anegundi
    Day 5 of the backpacking trip to Hampi: Depart from Hampi
    Day 6 of the backpacking trip to Hampi: Arrive in Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 46 days before departure of the Hampi backpacking trip: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 31-45 days before departure of the Hampi backpacking trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 22-30 days before departure of the Hampi backpacking trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 16-21 days before departure of the Hampi backpacking trip: 25% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-15 days before departure of the Hampi backpacking trip: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction costs.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the backpacking trip to Hampi.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the tour guide during the backpacking trip to Hampi.

    A basic level of health and fitness is required to book trip. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking the backpacking trip to Hampi.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 3 nights accommodation in homestays/hotels on twin or triple sharing basis

    • Daily breakfast
    • All transfers between Hospet to Hospet
    • Cycles/mopeds rental, subject to availability
    • Coracle ride
    • Experienced backpacking expert
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Return transport from Mumbai to Hospet

    • Lunch and dinner
    • Fuel cost for rented moped
    • Local rickshaw cost if cycles or mopeds are not available
    • Entry permits, camera and extra guide fees
    • Personal expenses such as packaged water, phone calls, extra meals, etc.
    • Insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable track pants or trousers
    • Quick-dry t-shirts
    • Socks
    • Sports shoes
    • Light pullover
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery
    • Handbags, jholas, suitcases or trolley bags

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Rented (shared) mopeds and bicycles, subject to availability
    • Coracle ride
    • Shared private vehicle for transport within Hampi and Hospet as per itinerary
    • Any safety or technical equipment required for activities

    You need to get

    • COMPULSORY: Identity proof with photograph (PAN card will not be accepted)
    • COMPULSORY: Driver's license for renting mopeds
    • Small backpack for your luggage
    • Day pack for essentials
    • Light floaters/slippers for water activities
    • Sneakers
    • Light snacks such as dry fruits, energy bars etc.
    • Beach wear/swimwear (optional)
    • Quick dry clothing for water activities
    • Sun cap
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Lip balm
    • Insect repellent
    • Camera (optional)
    • 1 ltr water bottle
    • Torch
    • Carry sufficient cash for your expenses
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.