Hampi’s Boulders Resort is just five miles from the impressive UNSECO World Heritage Site of Hampi, set in the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara.

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The resort sits on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in the Yamini Hills and surrounded by the extraordinary boulders that give the hotel its name. In total there are 20 cosy cottages scattered around the property, all with en suite bathrooms and outdoor terraces.

The restaurant serves authentic South Indian dishes wherever possible using ingredients from the on-site organic farm, and there's also a barbecue area and bonfire where guests can relax in the evenings. For a drink, head to the stylish and well-stocked bar for a beer or cocktail.

The Clubhouse has a pool table and table tennis and other activities nearby include nature walks, bird watching, rafting or bouldering - basically rock climbing but only a few feet off the ground, and obviously perfect in this landscape. After a day exploring Hampi, guests can also cool off in a natural rock pool on the river.

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Every other evening local musicians play beside the bonfire as the cook rustles up kebabs on the barbecue and guests relax and gaze at the stars.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

20

Eco Rating

4

Location

Karnataka

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