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Evolve Back Hampi

Kerala & South India

Rating: Deluxe    

Evolve Back Hampi overview

Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace is an elegant hotel just 4 kms from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi. You can spend as much of each day as you wish exploring the archaeological ruins of Hampi, with the help of an experienced guide and a choice of trails to show you different aspects of the site.

The style of the resort echoes the grandeur of these historical buildings and includes gracious archways and lofty chambers, all on a lavish scale. After spending hours at Hampi you can rest by the Olympic-size infinity pool, seek the solace of an alcove in the reading lounge, or enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the marble-floored Deep Mahal lounge. The Vaidyasala spa in the elegant Lotus Mahal offers an extensive menu of treatments to enhance your well-being, There are two restaurants, so you can dine on local Bahmani dishes or select from a choice of continental offerings as the whim takes you.

Guest suites are palatial, with arched doorways, high ceilings, baronial wall lights, deep window seats and elegantly pleated curtains. You also have the benefit of more modern touches such as climate control, hot drinks maker, fridge, TV and large contemporary bathroom. All have a private balcony and Jacuzzi. The Jal Mahal is the most opulent, equipped with a separate lounge and dining room, two courtyards and a swimming pool.


Open: Evolve Back Hampi is open all year.

Location: The hotel is in Kamalapura Palace just 4 kms from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi, a remnant of the Vijayanagara Empire. The nearest airports are at Hubli 205 kms away, about a 4.5-hour drive, Bangalore 370 kms, a 6-hour drive, Goa 380 kms and 6-hours and Hyderabad 400 kms and 7.5-hours.

Rooms: There are 46 suites and villas, all with sleeping, dining and living areas, an en-suite bathroom with both bath and shower, and terrace with Jacuzzi. The suites are all situated in the main palace building. Niavasa deluxe suites cover 88sqm, Nilaya terrace suites occupy 127sqm and Zenana palace suites have 148sqm of space. Jal Mahal are individual private pool villas with a bedroom, bathroom with bath and shower, a separate open air shower, living and dining areas, a garden with a pool, Jacuzzi, gazebo and courtyards.

Activities: The main attraction is the site of Hampi, and Evolve Back offers guided walking tours specialising in architecture, mythology, philosophy and art to help you understand Hampi's significance.

Facilities: There are 2 restaurants (see below), a reading lounge, relaxation lounge, bar and souvenir shop. The hotel has a family pool and an infinity pool for adults over 18 years, a fitness centre and Vaidyasala spa.

Dining: Tuluva serves a range of cuisines and is located by the infinity pool. Bahmani offers local dishes that draw on Indian and Persian influences. Meals are eaten at individual tables.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There are special activities for youngsters.

Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication: There is WiFi internet access in main areas.

Notes: Evolve Back Hampi was previously known as Orange County Hampi.

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