Hampi, located besides the Tungabhadra River is a popular tourist destination located in Karnataka state. This historic city is the former capital of Vijaynagar Empire. Today, Hampi is one among the sites listed in world heritage center. Exotic sight scenes of Hampi with great culture and heritage make the land an excellent choice for holiday packages. Ancient palaces, remains of lakes, historic temples and royal pavilions attract thousands of tourists to Hampi. It is one among the favourite destinations of archeologists and sculptors. Incredible architecture of monuments located in Hampi clearly depicting the ancient artistic talents grabs the hearts of viewers. Bazaars of Hampi equipped with colourful hand looms widen the shopping facilities for tourists. Following is the itinerary of an interesting holiday package covering popular tourist spots of Hampi.
Day 01: Upon arrival at airport, representatives from tourism department will transfer you to pre booked hotel in Hampi. Refresh and enjoy leisure time at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be provided at hotel.
Day 02: After enjoying a good breakfast in the early morning, Hampi holiday package will start its journey by exploring famous Vithala Temple. This tourist destination crowning Hampi’s tourism beholds a huge stone chariot impressing all eyes. Today, Vithala Temple located on the banks of Tungabhadra River is a well known world heritage centre. You can reach here by traveling 2 km from famous Hampi Bazaar. Historic sculptured work, great carvings and ornate pillars in Vitala Temple captivates all eyes. After viewing Vithala Temple, tour trip will move on to Virupaksha Temple.
Virupakasha Temple is considered as the oldest temple in Hampi. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva stands on the south bank of river Tungabadra. Virupaksha Temple renovated in sixteenth century by Krishnadevaraya is also known as Pampapathi. Decorative stone works on the walls of temple and a pair of cow horn like projections on the top of temple depicts the traditional temple architecture of ancient times. In the late evening, tour trip will return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03: Third day of Hampi holiday package first focus its attention on House of Victory. It stands as a symbol of victory of Krishnadeva Raya over King of Orissa. After viewing House of Victory, tour trip will move on to King’s Balance or Tula Bhara. It is a simple 5 meter tall structure with two carved granite pillars, spanned by a carved horizontal granite transom. On special days like lunar or solar eclipse King used to weigh himself in gems, gold, silver and precious stones.
Lotus Mahal is another destination included under Hampi holiday package. This tourist destination is also referred as Kamal Mahal or Chitrangini Mahal. Spectacular two storied symmetric structure of Lotus Mahal is a fine blend of Indo-Islamic architecture styles. After viewing Lotus Mahal, trip will return to hotel. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 04: After breakfast, representatives from Hampi holiday package will transfer you back to airport for you return journey to home. On departure, tour ends with delightful memories to relish in forever.
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