The Ultimate Guide to Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort | Hampi Jungle Lodges & Resorts

by Avathi Outdoors | Jungle Stays

May 21, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort | Hampi Jungle Lodges & Resorts

In search of an exotic getaway in one of the most scenic vacation spots in India? Look no further! Here’s Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort for you. Avathi curates the best wildlife experiences and is a trusted booking partner of Jungle Lodges and Resorts. You can book Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort with us for the best deals. Want to know more before you are ready to book, read on!

 

This article aims to provide the reader with the following information:

1. About the property

2. The Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort Experience

3. Things to do at the property

4. Accommodation and Amenities

5. Your itinerary at Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort

6. Best season to visit

7. How to get there

8. Things to note

9. Attractions near the property

 

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About the property

Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort, operated by Jungle Lodges and Resorts, is a unique and eco-friendly resort located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi, in the Indian state of Karnataka. The resort is situated in the heart of the ancient city, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Deccan plateau. The resort offers a wide range of accommodations, including cottages and tents, all of which are designed to blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings. The cottages are constructed using traditional materials such as stone and thatch, and feature large windows that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The tents are spacious and comfortable, and provide a unique camping experience in the midst of the ancient ruins.

This craggy red terrain, located on the outskirts of the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, is the natural habitat for the regal sloth bears who stretch themselves out languorously in the countryside. Aside from these magnificent beasts, you can also see wild-naped hares, pangolins, porcupines, jackals, and leopards at the resort's watchtower perched atop a hillock. Driving 8 kilometres into the forest is an experience that will make you smile. Peafowl, spurfowl, yellow-throated bulbuls, sand grouse, quails, sirkeer malkohas, and stone curlews live under the green canopy of the trees.

 

Cotttage, Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort

 

The resort also offers a variety of activities for guests to enjoy, such as guided tours of the ancient city, bird watching, and nature walks. The resort's naturalist guides are knowledgeable about the area's history, culture and flora and fauna, and are able to provide guests with an in-depth understanding of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to the natural beauty and historical significance of the area, the resort also focuses on preserving and promoting the local culture. 

In conclusion, the Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort, operated by Jungle Lodges and Resorts, is a unique and eco-friendly resort that offers guests a chance to explore the ancient city of Hampi while also immersing themselves in the local culture and nature. The resort's accommodations and activities are designed to provide guests with a truly authentic and memorable experience.

 

The Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort Experience

The Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort is a popular JLR property with a backdrop of renowned World Heritage Sites. The rugged terrain that is a natural habitat for sloth bears and is located on the outskirts of the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary adds an element of adventure to this JLR experience. The scrub-covered stark landscape adds a new dimension to the term rustic.

 

Cottage, Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort

 

The resort has a lot to offer. If you're lucky, you might see wild boars, black-naped hares, pangolins, porcupines, jackals, and leopards as well as sloth bears in their natural habitat from a watchtower perched atop a hillock. The 8-kilometer drive into the forest also provides a good opportunity to see the area's avian residents, which include numerous peafowl, spur fowl, yellow-throated bulbuls, sand grouse, quails, sirkeer malkohas, and stone-curlews. Aside from the sloth bear safari, other activities include temple trails, nature walks, and bird watching.

 

Hampi, Elephant Stable

 

Mornings are best spent exploring Hampi's heritage sites, which are divided into the Sacred Centre, the Royal Centre, the Urban Core, and the Suburban sites. Across the Tungabhadra River is Anegundi, also known as Kishkinda in the Ramayana, with its old-world charm - quaint houses, aqueducts that irrigate its paddy fields, and mythological landmarks. The Sloth Bear Sanctuary is also an excellent base for exploring the magnificent heritage of Badami, Aihole, and Pattadakal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Retire to a delicious dinner at the end of the day. Even on your third day at the property, you will have only scratched the surface of all the wonders that are accessible from the resort.

 

Things to do at the property

The Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort offers a variety of activities for guests to enjoy. Guests can go on safari in the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary to see sloth bears in their natural habitat. Guests can also take a walk in the beautiful natural surroundings of the resort. Besides this, birdwatching is a popular activity for guests to indulge in at the property. Guests can also go on heritage trails at nearby sites like Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal. The property even arranges for a wildlife film show at the conference hall, white basking in the warmth of the campfire, followed by a delicious dinner at the Gol Ghar.

 

Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort

 

Accommodation and Amenities

This resort has received positive reviews for its clean, spacious and airy cottages, strict COVID sanitization protocols, tasty and hygienic food, and excellent hospitality and service that meets or exceeds 5 star standards. The staff speaks Hindi and Kannada, and is said to be very accommodating and accommodating to guest needs. The resort is located in a large area in the middle of a forest, with secluded cottages, an on-site restaurant, and multiple bicycle trails. The resort also offers a variety of activities such as safari and guided city tours, and pick-up and drop-off service to Hospet Railway station. The overall experience is comfortable and satisfying, with a wide variety of food options and natural beauty.

 

Gol Ghar, Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort

 

Cottage Package: This cottage type accommodation includes stay, lunch, dinner & breakfast, jeep safari, visit to Hampi, forest entry charges and GST 18% and comes equipped with amenities like AC, bathroom, housekeeping, parking, umbrellas, torch, luggage assistance, wake-up call/ service, living room and seating area.

 

Cottage, Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort

 

Special Cottage Package:  This cottage type accommodation includes stay, lunch, dinner & breakfast, jeep safari, visit to Hampi, forest entry charges and GST 18% and comes equipped with amenities like AC, bathroom, housekeeping, parking, umbrellas, torch, luggage assistance, wake-up call/ service, living room and seating area and a coffee maker.

 

Special Cottage, Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort

 

Your itinerary at Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort

Upon arrival guests will check in at 1pm  and have time to freshen up. After that, they can enjoy lunch at the Gol Ghar. At around 3pm guests will gear up for a safari into the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary with a tea/coffee at 6:30pm and safari briefing at the reception area. The safari will be led by naturalists who will share their experiences and knowledge about the jungle and the animals that live there.

 

Jeep safari to Daroji Bear Sanctuary

 

After the safari, guests will have tea/coffee and snacks at the Gol Ghar. In the evening, guests can watch a wildlife film show at 7:30pm at the conference hall and enjoy the warmth of a campfire. Afterwards, enjoy dining in the Gol Ghar from 8:30 pm onwards, while sharing stories of their safari experiences with other guests and staff.

 

Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort

 

The next day at the Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort begins with a wake up call at 5:30 am. After a warm cup of tea or coffee, start your morning with a nature walk. Guests will then enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the Gol Ghar at 8:00 am. After breakfast, guests can take a drive into the Hampi Temple Trails around 9:00 am. By 10:30 am, if guests need to leave, the staff of the resort look forward to their next visit to discover more of the secrets of the hills.

 

Balcony veiw from Cottage, Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort

 

Best season to visit

The Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort is open all year round, but the best time to visit is from July to March when the weather is pleasant and it is a good time to spot wildlife. Sloth bears can be sighted across the year, but summers can be hot. After the monsoons, the landscape is lush with green. The peak season for the resort is from November to February.

 

Hampi Landscape

 

How to get there

By road: The Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort is located 347 kilometers from Bangalore and 373 kilometers from Hyderabad, and is easily accessible by national and state highways.

 

Route Map to Hampi from bangalore

Route Map to Hampi from Telangana

 

By rail: The nearest railway station is the Hosapet Junction, which is very close to Bangalore and Hyderabad.

 

Route Map to Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort from Hospete

 

By air: The nearest airport is the Jindal Vidyanagar Airport, Bellary, which is 28 km away from the resort. The Jindal Vijaynagar Airport is well connected to Hyderabad and Bangalore by daily flights. 

 

Route Map to Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort from Vijayanagar

 

Things to note

When visiting the Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort, it is important to dress for comfort and avoid bright colors, instead opting for muted shades of green, black, grey, and brown. This will help you blend in with the natural surroundings. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, and avoid smoking as it can start a forest fire. Since you will be spending a lot of time outdoors, don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a torch. The resort is also trying to reduce the use of plastics, so please avoid using them. Pets are not allowed on the property.

 

Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort

 

Attractions near the property

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known as the world's largest open-air museum. It is a testament to the glory of the Vijayanagara Empire, with still-standing monuments that showcase the opulence and grandeur of the empire. The iconic Stone Chariot and the legendary musical pillars within the Vijaya Vittala Temple, believed to have been built for Lord Vishnu, and the ancient Virupaksha Temple, believed to have hosted the betrothal of Lord Shiva and Parvati, are just a few examples of the historical monuments that can be found in Hampi. The Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort is located in this area, with all these monuments as a backdrop, making it an ideal place to experience the rich history and culture of the region.

 

Virupaksha Temple, Hampi UNESCO site

 

The Sacred Centre, also known as the Temple Zone, is the most important religious area of Hampi and is home to some of the most important temples in the region. The Royal Centre is the area where the royal palace and other important buildings were located, and it offers a glimpse into the opulence and grandeur of the Vijayanagara Empire. Hemakuta Hill Temple is a group of ancient Hindu temples located in the state of Karnataka, India. These temples are situated on the Hemakuta Hill, which is located near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi. The temples were built between the 7th and 14th centuries by the rulers of the Vijayanagara Empire and are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The temples feature intricate carvings and sculptures and are considered to be an important example of South Indian architecture.

 

Sacred Centre, Hemakuta hill, Hampi

 

Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal are all nearby heritage sites that are famous for their ancient architecture, sculptures and temples. Badami is known for its cave temples and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aihole is known for its Chalukyan temples and is a good place to see the early development of South Indian temple architecture. Pattadakal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a group of monuments that are recognized for its architectural and historical significance. All three sites offer a unique glimpse into the rich history of the region and are a must-see for visitors to Hampi.

 

Stone Chariot, Hampi UNESCO site

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is located in Karnataka's Ballari district. This is the first sloth bear sanctuary in Asia. It covers an area of 82.72 km2. The sanctuary was established solely to protect the sloth bear. It is approximately 50 kilometres from Ballari and approximately 15 kilometres from the World Heritage Site Hampi.

 

Daroji Solth Bear Sanctuary, Hampi

 

The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Zoological Park in the Ballari District is the state's third tiger and lion safari. The park opened in November 2017 and is located 10 kilometres from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi. The park, which spans 141 hectares, is home to tigers, lions, spotter deer, sambar, barking deer, and several other species.

 

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Zoological Park

 

The Queen's Bath in Hampi is a massive bath that exemplifies the architectural excellence that existed during the Vijayanagara Empire's reign. It is near the entrance to the Royal Enclosure in Hampi. It is believed to have been built in the 16th century during the reign of the Vijayanagara Empire as a royal bathhouse for the queen and her ladies-in-waiting. The bath is a rectangular-shaped structure with a central pool and a series of smaller pools and fountains around it. The bath is made of dressed granite blocks and is decorated with intricate carvings and sculptures. It is a popular tourist attraction in Hampi and is known for its architectural and historical significance.

 

Queen`s Bath, Hampi UNESCO site

 

With this list of things to do in and around the property, you can give yourself a vacation filled with the natural beauty of this paradise. Ready to book a holiday in this unique property? Head over here for Hampi Heritage and Wilderness Resort Booking to get the best prices now!

 

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