Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a journey back in time to the medieval Vijayanagar Empire, and Kishkinda Camp is the perfect place from which to explore it.
Nestled on the banks of the Tungabhadra River and within easy reach of the magnificent rock ruins of Hampi, lies the colonial, safari-themed Kishkinda Camp. With just 10 luxurious tents, designed to evoke memories of the grand days of travelling and come complete with leather-bound trunks, four poster beds, comfortable armchairs and your own butler. Enjoy five-star cuisine, attentive service and beautiful surrounds at a camp that ensures the lightest of ecological footprints.
Scattered across 4,200 hectares of unearthly landscape and home to an expanse of Dravidian-style palaces, temples and ruins, surrounded by immense boulders and banana plantations, you will explore this mighty 14th century empire in the company of a specialist guide. In addition, there are leisurely walks to spot wildlife and a chance to experience India’s nomadic past with a visit to the district of Sandur, home to the Banjaras people. Or perhaps spend a quiet afternoon of bird watching on the backwaters of the river, home to 230 resident and migrant bird species, and at day’s end enjoy magnificent sunsets over the rock ruins.
Kishkinda Camp offers a unique opportunity to delve into the romance of an ancient history that stems back to the 14th century. A true glimpse of the country’s history written in stone.