The magnificent ruins of Hampi dot an unearthly landscape that has captivated travellers for centuries. Heaps of giant boulders perch precariously over kilometres of undulating terrain, their rusty hues offset by jade-green palm groves, banana plantations and paddy fields. While it’s possible to see this World Heritage Site in a day or two, plan on lingering for a while. – Lonely Planet
The Boulder City – Hampi is ranked the second must visit global destinations on New York Times.
Located in the Tungabhadra basin in Central Karnataka, Bellary district, Hampi thrived as one of the world’s richest towns during the 16th century under the Vijayanagar Empire. According to historians, it was the world’s second-largest city after Beijing, with temples, palaces, bazaars and water channels dotting its landscape.
What got us closer to Hampi? The mesmerizing and ultra luxury Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace gives the dramatic edge fitting into historic yet Royal era located just 4 km from this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its fort like entrances, stone-paved boulevards, arched hallways and regal chambers mirror the famed palaces of a bygone but glorious era.
The opulence of the resort entices personal celebrations and private affairs.
The property has villas namely JAL MAHAL, ZENANA, NILAYA and NIVASA that soak the basics of luxury and differentiates to an extent in size and private spaces mainly.
The resort boasts of several facilities that reflect the grandeur and magnificence of the Vijayanagara Empire.
A large and welcoming Infinity Pool, a world class spa offering traditional Ayurvedic wellness therapies, a Reading Room and a tranquil Lounge, are all designed to transport you to an era of gracious, pampered and unhurried living – the true expression of luxury!
The variety dining offered at the resort cuts your expensive catering for your celebrations. The mouth-watering delicacies and a huge platter comes sufficient and the very hospitable staff ensures you are served with love.
The two restaurants at the resort are dedicated to the gourmet in you. While they offer a fine selection of continental and Indian cuisine, they are primarily inspired by the Vijayanagara Empire.
Together, they are certain to fulfill every culinary aspiration and satisfy the most demanding palate. The impressive culinary spread at the resort, is outdone only by the breathtaking setting and architecture of its restaurants.
If you planning your personal celebrations, this luxury resort has variety venues to offer along with the mystical Hampi that gives you backdrop of the 16th century architectural splendor and magnifience of Krishnadevaraya’s Vijayanagar.
If we look at the venues inside the property:
Courtyard can be proposed for Sangeet
Pushkarni can be an alternate for Sangeet/Sangeet Dinner/Cocktail accommodating greater no. of pax than Courtyard
Deep Mahal can be chosen for Mehendi Ceremony or other small functions
Lotus Mahal can be proposed for Bridal Shower/Haldi/Baraat Assembling Point
How about this exceptionally long and beautiful Driveway stretch for Sit-down Reception dinner
Being in Hampi, it is an opportunity to exchange vows at the temples existing from Medieval times. It takes approx. 20-25 minutes drive to these two temple options where Wedding Ceremony cum Hi-Tea/Snacks Catering can be arranged for the guests.
One option is Malyavanta Raghunatha Temple
Other option Virupaksha Temple
Evolve Back Hampi has a total of 46 rooms including 9 Jal Mahal Villas and offers attractive packages. One can look at hosting celebrations in this palatial resort on buy-out with approx. budget of INR 15,000 – 20,000 (approx. USD 220 – USD 290 depending upon currency rate) per head per night on a full board basis.
What do wedding makers have to say?
Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace inspired by the history of Hampi has many venues that leaves you in awe giving you picturesque backdrop and a true sense of regal experience with sumptuous food. – Varun Madaan, Vivaah Makers
It was a wonderful experience to visit this offbeat destination. When we seek royalty its most likely cities of Rajasthan in India but if you are looking at an equivalent and a different destination to explore; this resort fits to an ultra luxury experience and the destination Hampi itself is contend with such a beautiful history that will wow you in many ways. – Usha Lalpuria, 7Vachan
It’s my top pick destination for it is well connected to Bangalore. Evolve Back in Hampi is a must consider if you are looking for your celebrations as it offers everything you would want at one place – Royal, Grandeur, Great Food, No time restrictions for your Dusk to Dawn parties and multiple venues to opt for. – Mahendran, Neferrtiti Weddings
Add an itinerary to your celebrations!
Create an Itinerary for your guests to see around the architecture, history and the ruins of the forgotten empire.
We will be short of must see around but to name a few – Virupaksha Temple, Matanga Hill, Kishkinda, Vijaya Vittala Temple, monolithic statute of Nandi, Hemakuta Hill Temple, Laksmi Narasimha Temple, Stone Chariot and more…. are the well known visits.
(Pictures from Web)
Traveling to Hampi?
Nearest Cities By Road
|Hampi (VDY)||(29 Kms)|
|Hubli (HBX)||(198 Kms)|
|Bengaluru (BLR)||(350 Kms)|
Nearest Railway Stations
|Hospet (HPT)||(16 Kms)|
|Bellary (BAY)||(55 Kms)|