Travel back in time to the glorious days of the 14th century Vijayanagara Empire. Let the stone monuments at Hampi tell you the story of what was once described as “the best provided city in the world”. With stunning rugged forests and boulders forming its backdrop, Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace, Hampi is located just 4 km from this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its fort like entrances, stone-paved boulevards, arched hallways and regal chambers mirror the famed palaces of a bygone but glorious era. The discovery of stone artefacts, pottery shards and rock paintings indicate that Hampi has been inhabited since pre-historic times.The Hampi region’s historical antiquity can be pushed back to the Mauryan period (322BCE – 182 BCE) as evidenced by the rocks edicts of King Asoka discovered in the area. The presence of inscribed Buddhist panels, comparable to that of the Amravati School belonging to the 1st and 2nd centuries CE from the time of the Satavahanas (271 BCE- 220CE), give us some more definitive clues of its pre Vijaynagara history.Many dynasties ruled over this region, the most prominent among them being the Chalukyas of Badami (5 – 6 th century), the Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta (7 – 8 th century), the Chalukyas of Kalyana (9 – 11 th century), the Hoysalas of Belur and Halebidu (11 – 13 th century) and the Yadavas of Devagiri (13 th century).

Towards the late 13th century and the beginning of the 14th century, the area was invaded by the Delhi Sultanate who were, however, unable to retain the area for long. This led to a ‘power vacuum’ into which slipped two brothers – Harihara I and Bukka I – who seeded the Vijayanagara Empire that ruled the area with Hampi as its capital. Three major dynasties ruled over the Vijayanagara Empire: Sangama (1336 – 1485), Saluva (1485 – 1505) and Tuluva (1505 – 1570). The most famous kings of this vast empire were Devaraya II and Krishna Devaraya of the Tuluva dynasty. The reign of Krishna Devaraya is known as the golden period of the Vijaynagara Empire and is chronicled in great detail.


We realized that we couldn’t outdo the magnificence of the Vijayanagara Empire. Instead, we drew inspiration from its architectural heritage to recreate a memorable resort that blends historical elegance with modern luxury to set a new benchmark. While the four types of suites on offer differ from each other, they are united by a common and shared theme of luxury and understated elegance that permeates the resort’s Indo – Islamic style reflecting the secular architecture of Hampi.

JAL MAHAL - The Jal Mahal is a reflection of Vijayanagara architecture at its luxurious best. Inspired by the Water Palace within the Zenana Enclosure, the spacious Jal Mahal boasts of separate dining, living and sleeping areas, and a royal sized bath with its own open courtyards. A private deck with a Mantapa overlooking your personal pool provides the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. Suitable for families or couples celebrating a special occasion.

NILAYA - Nilaya is a spacious suite that offers separate living, dining and sleeping areas. In addition to the large en-suite bathroom, each suite boasts an in-room Jacuzzi overlooking a private terrace. Ideal for couples who prefer extra space and privacy.

NIVASA - Nivasa is a spacious room with separate living, sleeping and dining areas. Perfect for couples, these elegantly designed suites come with a balcony with a private Jacuzzi that is accessible from the room as well as the large en-suite bathroom.

ZENANA - Zenana, the most luxurious suite in the main palace building is inspired by the Queen’s quarters. It has separate living, dining and sleeping areas. These large and spacious suites have their own private balcony and, additionally, a private Jacuzzi in the en-suite bathroom. They are perfect for couples who seek romance in a period setting.

Hotel & Room facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Backup generator
  • Breakfast services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Doctor on call
  • Parking(free)
  • Restaurant
  • Travel counter
  • Attached Bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • H/C running water
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Premium bedding
  • Reading lamps
  • Room heater
  • Daily newspaper
  • Television-Room
  • Wakeup-calls
  • Tea/Coffee Maker