It is recommended that you book the VRL Travels I-shift multi-axle Volvo A/C sleeper-coach that departs from Mumbai at 17:00 hours and reaches Hospet by 09:00 hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No meals will be provided today
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.
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.