Hampi’s Boulders Resort Hampi (Bandiharlapur post), India

“A tranquil escape from the bustling travellers’ hub of Hampi’s Bazaar, but still a stone’s throw from the spectacular ruins of Vijayanagara. Gorgeous.”

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“Surrounded by Hampi’s giant granite boulders, banana plantations and rice-paddies, this beautiful boutique hotel feels as if it’s in the middle of nowhere. Each of the 16 secluded cottages and rooms is distinct: Star Cottage is a granite castle on a hillock above the Tungabhadra River (home to crocs, otters and turtles); the three-bedroom Croc Cottage has open-air rainforest showers with river views; and the wonderfully private Otter Cottage has a terrace overlooking that extraordinary boulder-strewn landscape. The open-sided dining room has a small library and is a peaceful place to sit and read, with pretty views over sandy pathways, a lagoon and rocky outcrops. The chef creates tasty South Indian dishes using organic ingredients from two vegetable gardens and the yoghurt is made with raw milk from their own buffaloes. Once you’ve had your fill of the famous Vijayanagara ruins nearby, explore the rural utopia around Hampi’s Boulders. Amble past rice paddies where bulls haul antiquated ploughs; cross precarious bamboo bridges; and climb rickety bamboo ladders to stunning viewpoints. Then plunge into the natural swimming pool, carved out of the rock, where langurs drink and frogs join you for a dip.”

Written by  Laura Griffith-Jones

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Facilities

Communal Dining
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Outdoor dining
BBQ facilities
Meeting Room
Billiard/pool table
Sit-out Terrace
Towelling robes
Restaurant
South-Indian cuisine, with all vegetables sourced from the property's organic farm
Swimming Pool
The natural pool hewn from the rocks is a good spot for monkey and bird watching
Garden
Organic farm attached to resort
Gym
Mini-gym
Room service
Games room
Table tennis

Activities

Other Activities
Beach volleyball
Great walks
Walk to waterfalls and island
Sights nearby
Birdwatching

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16 rooms from $100 per night

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Recommended for

Total relaxation

Activities

Other Activities
Beach volleyball
Great walks
Walk to waterfalls and island
Sights nearby
Birdwatching

Other highlights

Quiet
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Organic food
Barefoot Luxury
Outstanding location
Located on the Tungabhadra River, 7km from World Heritage site Hampi's Vijayanagar era Temple ruins
Sit-out Terrace
Owner managed
Restaurant
South-Indian cuisine, with all vegetables sourced from the property's organic farm
Gym
Mini-gym
All inclusive
Charming
Views
Remote

Hotel size

16 rooms
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