A historians delight, a pilgrims haven, and a backpackers riddle- Hampi is a tale etched in stone. This UNESCO World Heritage Site predates the Vijayanagara Empire with evidence of Ashokan epigraphy and its mention in the Ramayana and other ancient texts. Here are four unique experiences that you should not miss in this ancient town.
Love adventure? Then, bouldering at Hampi is a must do. Bouldering is rock climbing stripped to the basics - forget the ropes and the harnesses, all you need is a pair of good shoes and a lot of pluck. There is no bouldering equipment stores at Hampi, so carry your own gear. November and December are the best months to go bouldering in Hampi
A trip to Hampi is incomplete without a visit to the famous Virupaksha temple. And you will see many queuing up in front of the elephants. A blessing from the elephant, they say is a blessing from Lord Ganesha. And will remove obstacles in your path. Why not give it a try?
Hampi is situated on the Tungabhadra – and a ride across the river in an open round boat known as the coracle is an experience in itself.
Sloth Bear sanctuary
The Daroji Sloth Bear sanctuary located in Bellary district is open between 6 am and 6 pm and about 25km away from Hampi. If you are staying at Hampi, it is half an hours drive away.
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