· Design: The palatial architecture and regal interior furnishings are certain to make guests feel like royalty.
· World-Class Service: Whether it’s the expertly led walks around the nearby ruins, the personal butler for suites and villas, or a private candlelit dinner served beside poolside, the service and attention to detail are guaranteed to amaze.
· Spa: Reflections of ancient Indian royalty don’t end with the resort’s aesthetics and food, and instead extend to the traditional Ayurvedic wellness treatments available at the spa.
Just as Hampi, 14th Century Vijayanagara Empire’s capital, was once described as “the best-provided city in the world,” the Evolve Back, Hampi resort can arguably be regarded as housing “the world’s best-pampered guests.” Surrounded by rugged forests and boulder-strewn plains, the resort’s glorious architectural and interior design are inspired by the royal flavor of that ancient city, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and readily accessible for guests of the Evolve Back. When not exploring the ruins on a guided walk, guests can take a dip in the infinity pool, lounge by the family pool, relax at the Ayurveda spa, or lose themselves in a book with a cup of famous Sidapur coffee in hand. Four types of accommodations boast balconies overlooking the natural splendor of the area, private pools, en-suite Jacuzzis, and grand bathrooms. Exploring the ancient civilization’s history and culture is not limited to the heritage site as the resort’s two restaurants offer dishes inspired by the empire’s cuisines. For visitors who want a more private experience, customized meals are served by personal butlers beside the hotel’s infinity pool or even their suite’s private pool.
Evolve Back Hampi offers 37 luxurious suites and nine private pool villas. All spaces are elegantly designed and decorated to maintain the resort’s grandeur and also fitted with modern conveniences necessary to ensure every guest’s comfort. The interiors are derived from palaces of the Vijayanagara Empire with royal plush fabrics, grand bathrooms, and spacious living areas. Modern amenities such as refrigerators, TVs, air-conditioning, and other essentials are provided. Breakfast and dinner are complimentary and private butlers are always available.
With a balcony that overlooks the resort’s magnificent palatial architecture, the Nivasa suite provides both luxury and comfort across all its corners. The elegantly designed living, sleeping, and dining areas cover 815 square feet. There is also a grand en-suite bathroom that’s fitted with a private Jacuzzi.
Spanning 1,100 square feet, the Nilaya suite is an ideal space for couples and families, with separate living, dining, and sleeping areas that are meticulously decorated. In addition to the large en-suite bathroom, all of these suites boast an in-room Jacuzzi that overlooks a private terrace.
Inspired by the palace’s Queen’s Quarters, the Zenana is the most luxurious suite, perfect for couples seeking romance. With separate living, dining, and sleeping areas, this suite covers 1,245 square feet. There is a private balcony and en-suite bathroom fitted with a Jacuzzi.
Inspired by the ‘Water Palace’s architecture, this room draws on the epitome of 14th and 15th-century Indian luxury. Designed for families and couples alike, these spacious villas boast separate dining, living, and sleeping areas, each featuring meticulous décor. There is even a royal sized bath with its own open courtyard. The villa’s 2,600 square foot area also houses a private deck with a mantapa, a kind of Indian outdoor hall, which overlooks the private pool.
Evolve Back, Hampi houses several world-class facilities. Guests to the resort lounge by the magnificent Infinity Pool and rejuvenate themselves with Ayurvedic wellness therapies offered at the spa. The Reading Room is set within a tranquil Lounge that epitomizes refined escapism while the Family Pool provides a place for families to relax with a touch of style.
The resort’s world-class spa is a heavenly retreat where guests are pampered like royalty with techniques derived from India’s ancient Ayurvedic system of wellness and healing. The treatments are customized and performed by trained physicians to suit each visitor’s specific needs, in turn rejuvenating their body, mind, and spirit.
If guests arrive with their children, then the Family Pool’s clear, azure waters are the perfect place for families to beat the heat. The pool is fitted with special child-safe zones so that parents can swim and relax without worrying about their children’s safety.
The near Olympic sized Infinity Pool on the resort is a haven of tranquility. Reserved for adults, guests can take a dip while gazing out at the breathtaking boulder-strewn landscapes of Hampi. The pool’s design was inspired by the aqueduct fed temple tanks of the Vijayanagara Empire.
A Reading Lounge is perfect for savoring time in a setting reminiscent of a bygone era, typified by refinement. Here guests can immerse themselves in an eclectic selection of coffee table books or indulge in a steaming cup of cappuccino brewed from Sidapur. The soft light of diyas bestows the room with a dreamy atmosphere, perfect for clearing one’s mind.
A range of accessible walks designed to explore not only the architectural splendor and magnificence of the Vijayanagara Empire’s glorious capital city but also the ancient civilization’s history, mythology, commerce, and political life are available. There is the Tungabhadra trek through the Achyutaraya Temple, the Vitthalapura Walk through the capital’s bazaars and up to the famous Vijaya Vitthala Temple, the Raya Trail that journeys back through 500 years of Rayas history, the Virupaska Trail that starts on Hemakuta Hill and makes its way to the Krishna, and many more.
There’s no better way to enjoy the magnificence of the Evolve Back Hami’s royal setting than from its two fine-dining restaurants. The menus at both locations are inspired primarily by the Vijayanagara Empire, though a rich selection of continental and Indian cuisines is also available. Breakfast and dinner are included in a guest’s stay, and a private butler is happy to serve guests from the privacy of their own accommodation upon request.
For the ultimate in luxury, romance, and comfort, guests are able to dine on an exclusively crafted meal beside their own private pool. These meals are overseen by the resort’s butler.
This restaurant’s name is derived from the Vijayanagara Empire’s principal rival, the Bahmani Sultate, which inspired Deccani or Hyderabadi cuisine. Accordingly, the specialty Bahmani restaurant honors its historical heritage by serving a culinary amalgamation of Persian and indigenous flavors in a royal setting.
For guests hoping for an evening of quiet romance, the resort offers a unique dining experience set within a mantapa upon the edge of the lotus pond and Infinity Pool. Espousing a regal atmosphere reminiscent of the Rayas of Vijayanagara, this four-course meal consists of some of the best dishes offered by the resort’s chefs, paired with fine wines to ensure a memorable evening.
The resort’s multi-cuisine restaurant takes its name from the most notable and cosmopolitan dynasty of Southern India’s Vijayanagara Empire, and offers an extensive culinary experience in keeping with the dynasty’s reputation. Overlooking the resort’s infinity pool, the restaurant serves a delectable selection of imaginative cuisines that are globally and regionally inspired.