Rub of the Green Homestay – Hampi

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Hampi

Located at a distance of 353 km from Bangalore, Hampi is a declared UNESCO world heritage site in central part of Karnataka. It was once the capital of the historical Vijaynagar Dynasty, one of the largest empires in India. This place, lying amidst striking ruins of the past, has sculptures and monuments showcasing excellent workmanship, It’s Hindu style architecture reflects the splendor of the Vijaynagar empire. The might Tungabhadra river flows right through the heart of Hampi, dividing the region into two parts. One side of the river is knows as Hippie Island; it has all the cafes, hostels along with beautiful offbeat treks and a beautiful waterfall that you can enjoy. The other part is called Hampi village and temples and ruins. The rugged landscape of this side adds the drama of its historical background and the mythical backdrop of the region. Hampi is also famous for Purandara festival that happens to celebrate birth anniversary of poet-composer Purandara.

Hampi is well connected by road and rail. The railway station is in Hospet, 12km away from Hampi from where you can take a local bus or an auto-rickshaw to the town. The nearest airport at Hubli is 143 km away.

Homestay

Located at a cyclable distance from the ruins and other monument, it is a well maintained homestay surrounded by greenery. The homestay has its own little garden that has all kinds of colorful flowers and different plant species. Whether it’s the staircases or the front lawn, one wouldn’t lose sight of artifacts and plants surrounding them. There are 4 spacious rooms with attached washrooms are all modern fittings. There is a balcony area outside the rooms with comfy sofas where you can just casually relax or read the book of your choice over a cup of tea/coffee.
Location: 4 km from the renowned Virupaksha Temple
No. of Rooms: 4; Total Capacity – 16

Know your Host

Srinivas and Bharti manage the homestay. They live here with their kids, brother’s family and parents. Srinivas is very friendly person and gives personal attention to cater all his guests. Apart from the homestay, he owns a restaurant that serves amazing local meals.  The hosts will help you to arrange the cycle tours, suggesting places to eat, and what all to see around, etc. They are very accommodating and will make sure that you have the best experience exploring Hampi.

Food

Food is prepared in family kitchen by Bharti, her sister-in-law and mother-in-law. Although there are options to order food from outside but once you have tasted the home cooked food, you would not want to miss a meal here. Meals include traditional food like masala dosa, idli, vada, sambhar, upma, poha, pongal etc. Enjoy wholesome breakfast at the small dining area near the garden with all the greenery surrounding you. When you are out on a day tour around Hampi, visiting Srinivas’s restaurant and ordering the local thali is highly recommended.

Facilities

Wifi • Parking • Running Hot Water • Air Conditioner • Open Sitting Area • Television • Pet Friendly • Toiletries • Homely Food • Garden • Auto Service (Paid)

Activities

Boulder Climbing • Bicycle Tour Around the City • Ferry Ride • Rock Climbing • Coracle Ride • Sunset at Hemlata Cliff • Sunrise at Matanga Hill • Bird Watching • Reading

Tariff

Single Person: 1650/-
Double Occupancy: 2100/-
Extra Person: 350/-
Complimentary: Wifi, Breakfast

Child Policy
Upto 5 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)
6-12 year: 300 (extra bed provided)

What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for discount.

Local Attractions

Virupaksha Temple (4 km) • Underground Temple (4 km) • Archaeological Museum (4 km) • Elephant Stables (5 km) • Vitthala Temple (10 km)

Excursions

Anegundi (20 km) • Anjaneya Hills (23 km) • Sanapur Village and Lake (27 km)

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