Focused on the rich history of the Vijayanagara dynasty, Anubhuti programme at Hampi explores the past and present cultural & natural heritage of Hampi. The ruins of this empire remain an eloquent reminder of its bygone glory.
Hampi is part of an ancient landscape made up of boulders over a few billion years. It is the land of Kishkinda mentioned in the Ramayana.
Nearest railway station – Hospet(11kms)
Nearest airport – Hubli(144kms)
A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Hampi is situated on the southern bank of the Tungabhadra River in Hospet Taluka of Bellary District in Karnataka.
Folklores & legends by examining stories & sculptures.
A journey through Hampi – a capital-commercial- cultural town, participants will interact with historians, guides and archeologists to understand how past is reconstructed.
Participants will begin to appreciate the process of history – digging up the earth, examining stories in sculpture to sifting through diverse and often conflicting interpretations – traveller’s guides and specific research.
Hampi and surrounding villages have a strong association with the great Indian epic Ramayana. This is the area that is believed to be “Kishkinda”. The magical monkeys of Kishkinda help epic’s hero, Rama, to find his abducted wife Sita and overcome the demon Ravana.
From the Hazara Rama temple, that narrates the stories of the Ramayana in vivid details to Rishyamukha hills where Hanuman met Rama for the very first time; participants will stumble upon folklores and legends throughout their journey.
"Tell me, and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand. - Confucius"
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Hampi is often called a living heritage, this is because of some 29 villages that are part of the UNESCO world heritage site. Dotted with ancient temples, old houses, handicraft shops, local tea shops and many other places of interest, participants will study Hampi as a pilgrim site and a tourist site.
During the course of the programme participants will interact with members of The Kishkinda Trust, an organization that has been working to uplift the people of Hampi for nearly 2 decades. They will find out how they have contributed in heritage conservation, empowered local women, spearheaded sanitation programmes and facilitated financial inclusion.