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The Stone Chariot – Symbol of Hampi’s Mythology

After visiting Pattadakal, I traveled to Hampi. Traveling from Pattadakal to Hampi was an unforgettable experience that left me mesmerized by the beauty of the region. Finally, after several hours of travel, I arrived in the historic town of Hampi. The distance between these two places is approximately 137 km, and there are several modes of transportation available to reach Hampi from Pattadakal. Another option is to take a bus from Pattadakal to Hospet, which is the nearest town to Hampi. There are several daily buses available, and the journey takes around 2 to 3 hours. From Hospet, you can take a local bus or hire a taxi to reach Hampi, which is just a few kilometers away.

The most common and convenient route for traveling from Pune to Hampi is as follows:

Pune -> Kolhapur-> Belgaon -> Yaragatti -> Ramdurg -> Badami-> Pattadakal-> Hospet  -> Hampi  = Total  649 Kms

Introduction About Hampi:

Let me tell you about Hampi! It’s a village in southern India that used to be the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, one of the biggest and most powerful empires in Indian history.! The rich heritage and unique culture contained within Hampi’s golden landscape have attracted tourists from all over the world for many years now. Whether you’re looking for an immersive cultural experience or just want to appreciate its scenic beauty, there is something for everyone to enjoy here.

History of Hampi

The Vijayanagara Empire ruled from the 14th to 16th century and Hampi was its glorious capital. The city was known for its grandeur, with massive temples, palaces, and public buildings that were some of the finest in the world at the time. Hampi’s Stone Chariot has become widely popular and recognized as the defining symbol of Hampi’s mythology.

The Stone Chariot also displays impressive engineering techniques that are not just used in India. It’s been said to be inspired by Greek architecture. One of the most famous rulers of the empire was Krishnadevaraya, who was a patron of the arts and literature. He was a really cool person who loved to support artists and scholars, making Hampi a cultural hub of the time. But as with most empires, the Vijayanagara Empire eventually declined and was conquered by other kingdoms. Hampi was destroyed and abandoned, but the ruins of the grand buildings and temples still remain and are a testament to the amazing architecture and engineering of the past.

Hampi is an architectural marvel, boasting more than 500 monuments and temples. These are just a few of the many amazing places to visit in Hampi. I hope you enjoy exploring the history and culture of this incredible village!

  • Virupaksha Temple : This is the oldest and most famous temple in Hampi, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is over 1,000 years old and is still actively used for worship.
  • Lakshmi Narasimha Temple: It is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is adorned with intricate sculptures depicting scenes from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Panchatantra and Puranas.
  • Vijay Vitthal Temple: This temple is known for its iconic stone chariot and musical pillars. It’s considered one of the most impressive architectural feats in Hampi. This is the oldest and most famous temple in Hampi, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is over 1,000 years old and is still actively used for worship.
  • Musical Pillars: The musical pillars are a testimony of Hindu art. The Vijaya Vittala Temple in Hampi has 56 Musical Pillars also known as the Sa Re Ga Ma Pillars. The pillars produce musical tones when struck with a thumb. It sounds like bells ringing.
  • ANJANADRI Hill: Anjanadri hill is supposed to be the birthplace of Hanuman. 
  • Queens Bath: This unique structure was built for royal bathing, and it’s really something to see.
  • Hajara Ramchandra Temple:  This 16th-century structure is said to have been built by King Krishna Deva Raya, and it is made out of pink granite instead of the usual black granite that is seen in most other temples in the area.
  • Lotus Mahal: The Lotus Mahal is an impressive example of the fusion of Indian and Islamic architectural styles that was characteristic of the Vijayanagar era.
  • Sanapur Lake: The lake is surrounded by rocky hills and lush green forests, making it a perfect spot for a peaceful getaway.

Budget Breakdown

My Expenses in Hampi 
Hampi Breakfast = 60 Rs
Electric Car = 20 Rs 
Temple Entry = 40 Rs
Snacks = 50 Rs
Lunch = 150 Rs
Dinner = 400 Rs
Guide Fees of the Day = 2200 Rs
Total = 2,920/- Rs
Breakfast in Hampi = 80 Rs
Home Stay = 1000 Rs
Virupaksha Temple Entry = 70 Rs
Sugar Cane = 40 Rs
Lunch = 150 Rs
Bike Rent = 700 Rs

Total = 2040 /- Rs
Breakfast in Hampi = 60 Rs
Dhoti & Feta = 350 Rs
Petrol = 300 Rs
Coracle Boat = 200 Rs
Snacks & Tea in evening = 90 Rs
Return Journey = 1860 Rs

Total = 2860 /-Rs

Hampi Guide Contact : 8722223888 (Suresh)

Guide Fees per day : 2200/- Rs

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