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Review: Heritage Resort Hampi – of experiences close to nature

The ancient village of Hampi which is a UNESCO world heritage site, about 350 km from Bangalore is arguably one of the most popular getaways from the city.  Often called the world’s largest open air museum, Hampi offers unique experiences in art, architecture, history and culture quite like none other.  And, if you are looking for a quaint place to stay near Hampi, Heritage Resort in Hosamalapanagudi near Hospet is a perfect option.  Set amidst 9 acres of mango and coconut plantations, the resort offers not only a perfect ambience to unwind from the urban humdrum but also several unusual rustic experiences that help you connect with nature.

Entrance - Heritage resort Hampi
Entrance – Heritage resort Hampi

Natural beauty galore

The resort itself is literally in the lap of nature with a plethora of trees including as many as 15-20 varieties of mangoes and other fruit trees like orange, papaya etc.  There is a full fledged vegetable garden as well that has a wide variety of leafy greens and vegetables all of which is cultivated organically.  There are no artificial pesticides and fertilizers used in the process.

Organic garden within the premises
Organic garden within the premises

Accomodation includes deluxe villas, jacuzzi villas and pool villas all of which are a perfect synthesis of aesthetics and functionality.   The decor is elegant, chic and contemporary.

Accomodation Heritage Resort, Hampi
Accomodation Heritage Resort, Hampi

The resort houses a multi cuisine restaurant that serves an array of Indian, oriental and continental specialities.  Do not miss trying out the native fare including jowar and akki rotis and enngai badnekai (traditional brinjal/egg plant curry).  The best part is that the restaruant uses the organic fruits and vegetables produced inhouse.

Facilities 

The resort has numerours facilites including a swimming pool, spa, conference centre and indoor games.

Swimming pool at Heritage resort Hampi
Swimming pool at Heritage resort Hampi
Indoor games at Heritage resort Hampi
Indoor games at Heritage resort Hampi

Again, an ideal way to relax if you prefer staying indoors!

Experiences

Apart from visiting the world famous sites of Hampi, you can indulge in several exclusive experiences while staying at the Heritage resort.  These include exploring the nearby villages on foot or via bullock cart ride (a joyful experience for children) and soaking in rustic experiences like pottery, cattle milking, jaggery making, sugarcane harvesting.

Traditional pot makingTraditional pot making

Indigeniously produced jaggery
Indigeniously produced jaggery

You can check more details about Heritage resort, Hampi here.

Disclaimer: This post was made possible by Heritage resort, Hampi. All opinions, as always, are my own.

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