Nash Hash 2012

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Nash Hash 2012 Info

Getting to Hampi:

Hospet is the closest town to Hampi. Make all travel plans to and from Hospet.

By Air: The closest Airports are Hyderabad, Goa and Bangalore. Reach one of these places the night before and catch a train or bus to Hospet. It’s a 6-8 hour journey from any one of these cities.

Railway station: Reach Hospet, Karnataka. Direct trains are available from Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Buses:  Reach Hospet, from most cities in a 500 km radius

Hashers from abroad: We suggest you fly to Hyderabad then travel on the H4 train. A place on this train will cost Rs 2000/- return and should be paid at the same as the inscription fee. We leave Hyderabad late afternoon on Thurs 12th 2012 and return to Hyderabad early Monday morning 16th January. We will have around 64 places, first come, first served!

Accommodation

The Royal Orchid luxury hotel in Hospet will be where all well behaved Hashers are put up:

http://www.royalorchidhotels.com/royal-orchid-central-kireeti/overview.asp

Please note: the basic rate of early bird rego Rs 8000/-, going up to Rs 11000/- after August 15th , is for a place in a double room, on a twin sharing basis. Singles who don’t want to share pay early bird Rs 11000/- going up to Rs 14000/- after August 15th 2011.

Horrors 6-16 get an extra bed in the room.

Horrors under 6 share their parents’ bed

Pay as you go - any extra charges, beyond those covered by the Hash package eg. extra drinks, laundry, spa…, will be charged as they are incurred (not billed at the end of the stay).

Extra nights are possible before and/or after the Nash Hash, we have negotiated a special rate of 5000/- - per room per night for double occupancy and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for two. Single occupancy is Rs 4000/- per room per night with all meals. This is a kick ass deal for the hotel, and if you wish to explore Hampi fully, you should jump at the offer!

It is peak tourist season during Nash Hash, plus a long weekend so it is advised that Hashers plan early. H4 will facilitate contact and bookings, but Hashers have to take responsibility of final reservations, payments..etc. 

Note for Tourists: The Royal Orchid chain has more than a dozen hotels across India, we shall try to arrange special rates for you, if you let us know your travel plans. Check their properties..

http://www.royalorchidhotels.com/common/ep-location.asp

Questions should be addressed to :

nashhash2012@hyderabadhash.com  or by phone to (91) 89777 88799

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Hampi (Humpi)

                                                       

“If dreams were made out of stone, it would be Hampi”

One of the most famous and beautiful historical sites in the South of India, Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracts thousands of visitors every year. Although in ruins today the city once boasted riches renown far overseas. 

The ruins of the palaces, villages and temples dating from the 14th century Vijayanagara Empire which constituted Hampi are scattered over around 26 km² amidst giant boulders and the lush vegetation along the banks of the river Tungabhadra which runs right through the present town.

The Vijayanagara Empire stretched over at least 3 states of India (meaning bigger than most Western European countries!) and was famous for the development of Indian culture – music, art and literature; the prime aim of the rulers was caring for the people and their welfare. The empire thrived until it was destroyed completely by Moghul invaders who reduced the cities to ruins and massacred the people of Hampi.

The temples, sculptures and monuments attract travelers because of their exquisite workmanship which is so well presented in the rugged landscape of the site. Thre are 2 main areas to visit: the Hampi Bazaar area and the Royal Centre near Kamalapuram.


In the Bazaar area don’t miss the Virupaksha Temple (make sure you get a blessing from Lakshmi the

temple elephant), the huge monolithic sculptures of Ganesh and Nandi and the wonderful views of the village and surroundings from the hills around the bazaar and temple. See also the Vittal Temple, 2kms to the east of the village, the outer pillars of this temple produce music when tapped (though the guards won’t let you try). Hampi bazaar is a monument itself at 35m wide and 800m long.

The Royal Centre, a little further afield, includes the beautiful Lotus Mahal council chamber, the Elephant Stables with housing for 11 elephants, the Queen’s Bath (18m long and 2m deep, lotus shaped fountains that once sprayed perfumed water), the King’s Balance (kings were weighed and their weight in grain, gold or money was distributed to the poor) and the underground Virupaksha Temple.

There are also more than a 100 individual monuments to see. A complete visit to all of Hampi sites should take more than a week. For more info on Hampi:  

http://hampi.in/hampi.htm  (this one lists the important heritage monuments with pics)

http://www.karnataka.com/tourism/hampi

http://wikitravel.org/en/Hampi


 
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Madras Hash House Harriers,
May 18, 2011, 5:33 AM
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