Group of Monuments at Hampi

Group of Monuments at Hampi

Group of Monuments at Hampi
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  • Christian
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    Official guide review
    Raj, our guide’s quiet enthusiasm coupled with his knowledge of the Hampi site, dates of events, interest, enthusiasm, and ability to engage us with the history of the Vijayanagara Empire, helped us visualize the grandeur of Hampi. Our booked day was so enjoyable we went for a further morning visit to sites along the river. He was also sensitive to our need of having the explanation/narrative in a way we were comfortable with and tour the way we wanted it, spending enough time on things that particularly interested us during our site visits at Hampi. We highly recommend him. His contact number is +918073874131
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 9, 2023
  • BoardingPass801582
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    The highlight of our trip to Hampi - 100% recommended!
    Bhanu is an excellent guide to Hampi - erudite, funny and very obliging. In our tour of the sights he weaved tales of the Hindu pantheon and the Ramayana and local and modern history, always ready with thoughtful answers to any question. He arranged auto-rickshaw transportation, took us to a great spot for lunch and took care to make thoughtful recommendations for the rest of our trip. Our day with Bhanu was a highlight of of visit to India - I cannot recommend him highly enough!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 3, 2023
  • Journey33671675706
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    Hampi
    Bhanu gave a very interesting insight into the history of Vijayanagara empire. It was an eye opening experience as we saw the breathtaking architecture and the grand scenes of the ruins in Hampi. It was pure gold as we developed our own reasoning of the rise and fall of the different dynasties of India.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 6, 2023
  • Departure29757399313
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    Hampi, where history is layered and living.
    Essentials: We approached Hampi via Bengaluru. Guide: Mr. Bhanu Kumar, 9449409070 No point just gawking at various temple ruins and returning, always connect with a good guide. I found Bhanu online and I wish more people like me get his help. He is BA in history, very congenial, understands your needs and accordingly paces the trip. Strongly connected with local community as he was born and brought up at Hampi. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Kannada and may be other languages. Now details: We arrived at the start of monsoon. Weather God was kind. You can view Hampi through Ramayan. Kishkindha Kand unfolded here. You can see Matang hill, Rrishyamook and Anjanadri hills (birthplace of lord Hanuman). Kodand Ram temple at the bank's of Tungabhadra river. Beautiful temple. When lord Rama came bak from Lanka Kand, Sugreev met him at this place. Also, watch sunset at Malyavanta temple. It was bliss. Hazar Rama temple is another structure. Entire Ramayan on its wall. Apart from that, you can see the grandeur of Vijaynagar Empire. Very difficult to write things about Hampi. We took 2 days to explore. It's a place that makes you cogitate long after you visit. A lot is unsaid here and I know I can never really sum up Hampi. Thanks again to Bhanu. Without him, it was next to impossible.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Andrea L
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    Tour guide at Hampi
    My husband and I had a truly memorable time sightseeing at the ruins in Hampi, due to our very knowledgeable and helpful tour guide, Rajavli. His English was very good and he has a clear passion for the subject, explaining to us the history and religion of what he was showing us. He also took great photos of us. I recommend him highly! His contact number is +918073874101.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Andrea L
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    Excellent tour guide at Hampi
    My husband and I had a truly memorable time sightseeing at the ruins in Hampi, due to our very knowledgeable and helpful tour guide, Rajavli. His English was very good and he has a clear passion for the subject, explaining to us the history and religion of what he was showing us. He also took great photos of us. I recommend him highly! His contact number is +918073874131.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Gautam
    Bengaluru, India1 contribution
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    Unforgettable Hampi Experience Thanks to an Exceptional Guide!
    I had the privilege of being guided through the captivating sites of Hampi by an exceptional guide Mr. Rajavalli and I must say, the experience was nothing short of incredible! His extensive knowledge about each site we visited was truly impressive. Even more impressive was his ability to tailor the tour to our interests and preferences, ensuring that our Hampi experience was personalized and memorable. Throughout the tour, his professionalism and friendly demeanor made us feel like we were exploring Hampi with an old friend. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Rajavalli's services to anyone seeking an immersive, informative, and unforgettable tour of Hampi.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 29, 2023
  • Ajitkumar V
    2 contributions
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    Excellent Guide
    Mr Rajavli was our guide and he did a great assistance to us. Very polite, humble, punctual and after a nice human being. He is well versed with each and ever places there. Also he can fluently speak in Hindi, English and local languages. He is also a very good photographer. I recommend him for assistance at Hampi. His contact number is +918073874131
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 29, 2023
  • Ramakrishnan t h
    Palakkad, India2 contributions
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    Visited Humpi today and spent more than six hrs. Every one should visit Humpi.
    He is a very humble, experienced Guide.He has an excellent personality. A very obedient, language known person. Having a very good knowledge about the Humpi area. Everybody will definitely like is behaviour. He is an excellent photographer. I don't have words to say about him.🙏👍👏👏💪
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 29, 2023
  • KJo
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    Hampi - A world apart !
    We had heard of Hampi being a UNESCO heritage site and that it’s the biggest open air museum of the world but didn’t expect it to be such a fulfilling trip . The monuments are related to 2 eras - 16th century and the time of Ram . Whatever has been restored has been so painstakingly done …. Hats off to the ASI! The views have giant boulder formations that seem impossible to be not made by man and there are areas where there are no buildings in site . So this would have looked the same a few hundred years ago . The Coracle boat ride is unreal - it feels like a time capsule for a short frame of time . The intellect and craft and the riches apparent from the stories of the monuments are shocking . This is why I did was called the Golden Bird ! Now we know! But believe me it’s fun only with a good guide who will show you the places in the right sequence following the story line and explain the finer details that you will never find on google . We were blessed to find Bhanu . He is a historian and specialises in Hampi , is so knowledgeable and good with all the questions our group bombarded him with . Special bonus he clicks INSANE pics . He knows all the best spots and angles . So our memories are going to always remain exotic . He is available at 9449409070. 2 days in Hampi with him and you will fall in love with history even if that was your least favourite subject in school !
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 4, 2023
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Ajoy Raj
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Jun 2022
Hampi was a different and amazing experience, a literal walk down history. The ruins are well preserved, and tell the story of life in the 14th century. The intricate stone work, the enormous boulders and the elaborate architecture, all mesmerizes you. We went with a pre-teen and teen, and the entire family enjoyed the trip.

I won't consider Hampi as a laid back vacation, but a fun and informative educational tour. We spent 2 full days exploring the ruins and climbing the mountain. To experience the site, you really need to hire a guide, and try to hire an official one. They all have the blue and white uniforms. Ours was Rajavali (80738741311 and 9480755411), who was both professional and well versed. He was able to answer the many questions asked by the kids and his picture book of little details he shows at each location is like a treasure trove of information. We appreciated his punctuality and flexibility to work on our ever changing schedule. We ended up hiring him for the whole trip of 2 days. I'd whole heartedly recommend him to friends and family.

I would venture out to say that Hampi is the Rome of India, it gives the similar feeling of being transported to age old land. Would not recommend it for smaller kids, but anyone over the age of 12 should be able to enjoy. Also, really appreciated was the tourist friendly nature of the locals. We visited during the middle of June and I think it was a perfect time with reduced crowds and sunny skies.
Written June 23, 2022
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Suman G
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Jun 2022
Our tour to the historic ruins of Hampi and the surrounding areas was made mesmerizing by our guide Mr.Rajavalli. His knowledge about the place is immense and he takes you around the places at your leisure. With him around, we could immerse in the era of a time long gone; but we lived through it. The 2 days that we spend there, we were transported back to time. There are soo many monuments and structures around Hampi that they have their own stories to tell. When you visit such places you require a guide who knows the details to the fullest. Mr. Rajavalli is such a person. Without him, those monuments would have remained just a piece of stone. Also, what is the treasure that we carry back from such places other then memories and photographs? Our guide, helped us with some excellent photographic locations which I am sure will remain ever with us. Mr. Rajavalli can be contacted on +91 8073874131 and/or 9480755411.

I feel 2-3 days is required if Hampi is to be explored at length. (Add travel days to it). We stayed at Hospet (Royal Central Orchid Kireeti). Food at the hotel is excellent and so is the pool. Hampi is day exploration with lot of walk around, thus a cool time at the pool is required once you are back at the hotel. Generally days are hot at Hampi and night's cool. Vehicle will be required when you move from Hospet to Hampi. Also, sunscreen protection cream might be useful. Though there is nothing much to do in Hospet after sunset, but still going around the downtown area (bus stand, market) might be interesting.

Overall, not only an excellent trip but a memorable one too!!!!!
Written June 27, 2022
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Prashant Komnak & Saroj Komnak
Mumbai, India4 contributions
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Dec 2021 • Couples
Me and my wife went to our honeymoon to Hampi. It's our first experience at Hampi together alone.

After looking for multiple sources for internal travel and tour guide, we came across to gentlemen, Ramalee, our private auto driver and Rajavali, our private tour guide.

These two people play the most important role in we enjoying our Trip to Hampi.

The historical architecture is simply phenomenal and the scale of massive rocks is way beyond expressing how amazing they are.

We got to click a lot of pictures by ourselves and Mr. Rajavali our tour guide clicked some really amazing snaps which are still the best memories me and my wife alongside different locations within Hampi.

Mr. Rajavali is very well versed with the history of the place and all the events that led to the creation of the architectural and geographical monuments.

We used to question many things to him and he used to give us answers to all of them, satisfactorily.

On our last day after checking out from hotel, we still had good 6-7 hours in hand to roam around. Mr. Ramalee, by himself took the responsibility of our luggage during this period without any hassle by sitting in auto for the whole time while we did our sightseeing.

The place was simply fabulous and the localites taking utmost care of their heritage gives it a necessary soul which is seen only at countryside like these.

Without Mr. Rajavali and Mr. Ramalee, our trip wouldn't have been the same i honestly feel. We are deeply grateful to the two beautiful souls.

I'm sharing their contact details if anyone needs to contact them during their trip.
Mr. Ramalee : 94497 89008
Mr. Rajavali : 80738 74131

Hope you enjoyed my experience and I hope you find it insightful and helpful.

Thank you.
Written February 14, 2022
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RSagar
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India47 contributions
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Aug 2022 • Family
We planned for a 2 night, 3 days’ trip to Hampi to visit the ancient monuments primarily. The scenic beauty and the history were truly delightful for us. It is no surprise why the monuments are a World Heritage Site. It deserves the recognition. We loved the temples, the architecture, the history and stories behind these monuments and it seemed we lived the inhabitants’ life while we were there. The skies were beautiful when we visited in mid-August.

Our experience was excellent due to our Guide, Mr. Bhanu. I read about him on TA and I contacted him for our trip and we were earlier skeptical if we should have a guide as we like our privacy and like to cover places at our own pace. Looking back, this was the best decision we made as he not only was flexible as per our individual needs, he customised the itinerary real time to help us with our requests. We hired him for an exclusive tour for ourselves for the entire day.

We have never found a Guide like him before in India. He is knowledgeable, helpful and has insights that we wouldn’t have known had we not hired him. There are many monuments to cover and I would strongly recommend his services as we may have missed some monuments without him. He even helped us with a Lunch place recommendation and other helpful tips for travellers that are much needed. It really helps to have a local like him as we speak only Hindi and English. He can speak Hindi, English, Telugu and Kannada. He can be contacted on 94494 09070.
Written August 14, 2022
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Madhura
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Apr 2021 • Couples
Me and my spouse visited hampi between 11th and 14th April 2021. We hired tour guide services of Mr. Bhanu (contact : 9449409070). He took us around and showed Hampi and explained the importance of each heritage and the history behind it. He explained to us in such a way that we could actually imagine what would have the place looked like in the 16th century. He was extremely polite, friendly, punctual and spoke fluent English. He also recommended some authentic breakfast places. It doesn't end there. To top it all, he took some beautiful photographs of us. I would highly recommend Bhanu if you want to visit Hampi.
Tip: if you visit Hampi, it's recommended that you hire a guide without which you might feel lost.
Written April 17, 2021
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Ankit
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Mar 2022 • Couples
Truly blissful and mesmerizing. I would not suggest to visit the place in summers and March was quite hot. Although early morning and post 4.45 pm it was good but 10 to 4pm it was very hard to commute. We had a very experience and seasoned guide named bhanu who told us about the entire things in a very interesting way and suggested few good places to see sun rise and sun set. I would recommend him to travellers who want to get the real feel of hampi. He can be contacted at 9449409070.
Written April 2, 2022
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Anuradha Mukherjee
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Nov 2021
Our enriching tour of Hampi was more special, thanks to our very knowledgeable guide, Mr Rajavalli, whose explanations helped us immensely in understanding the rich history of the erstwhile Vijaynagar Kingdom, and in appreciating its archeological marvels, displayed in the magnificent temples and sculptures of the time.
Rajavalli's lucid descriptions not only painted a vivid picture of life as it was during the time of Krishnadeva Raya, but also helped us grasp the religious significance of the sculptures and intricate carvings... as well as the philosophy, mythology and legends associated with them.
His descriptions, sprinkled with interesting stories and anecdotes, revealed a rich chapter in the history of mediaeval southern India, taking us back to a past era, known for its incredible art and architecture... its sculpture and archaeological gems!
My husband and I consider ourselves fortunate to have had the services of Mr Rajavalli, which made all the difference to our fascinating tour of this fabled town of Hampi.
We strongly recommend the services of this very pleasant, polite, well-mannered and helpful gentleman, and are sure you will enjoy being guided by him in a tour of this legendary town.
He may be contacted on +919480755411 and +918073874131
Written November 21, 2021
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Gautam
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
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Aug 2023 • Family
I had the privilege of being guided through the captivating sites of Hampi by an exceptional guide Mr. Rajavalli and I must say, the experience was nothing short of incredible! His extensive knowledge about each site we visited was truly impressive. Even more impressive was his ability to tailor the tour to our interests and preferences, ensuring that our Hampi experience was personalized and memorable. Throughout the tour, his professionalism and friendly demeanor made us feel like we were exploring Hampi with an old friend.

I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Rajavalli's services to anyone seeking an immersive, informative, and unforgettable tour of Hampi.
Written August 29, 2023
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tushar_pai
Milton Keynes, UK2,935 contributions
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Aug 2022 • Family
We visited Hampi and stayed in Hospet for 3 nights/4 days from where accessing Hampi was only a 15 mins drive.

We undertook the services of Rajavalli guide (Mob: 9480755411 / 8073874131) for 2 full days. A very knowledgeable person with fluency in English, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu, he took us around all the sites and optimised the trip to our needs. He is a very patient person and explains everything in a lot of detail. We never felt rushed at any time and on both days we covered a lot between 10 and 4.

He also recommended the best places for lunch and is also an excellent photographer. He knows the right places and takes photos that are quite memorable.

Hampi is an amazing place with so many architectural marvels. Without a guide you would be lost to the historical significance and the little stories that exist in such places.

You can visit all of them at a leisurely place over 2 or 3 days and Rajavalli will be sure to tailor the trip as per your needs.

Highly recommend his services if you are visiting Hampi.
Written August 15, 2022
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Banerjees
Vadodara, India387 contributions
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Mar 2022 • Friends
We were a group of 9 families visiting Hampi. On the recommendation of another friend who had availed guide services, we got in touch with Mr Raghavendra / Raghu to be our guide. You need a guide to understand the history, the small details in any historical place.. on our own we would have only marvelled at the beautiful structures. But thanks to Raghu, we noted the dashavatars , stories from ramayana engraved on the walls.. the niches and grooves for watering system on the chariot, the significance of structures. One of the highlights of our trip was a serene boat ride early morning before the crowds came rushing on Tungabhadra river to visit koti linga. The tranquility of early morning, just us on both the river and the rocks made a for a very special and memorable sightseeing. So do take a guide while visiting Hampi and if you are looking for a tried and tested recommendation - get in touch with Raghu at +929483508167 / raghu0144@gmail.com
Written March 26, 2022
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