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Bygone era of magnificent Vijayanagara empire – Hampi

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Hampi is a historical site scattered with ruins and excavation. It has been described by UNESCO as an “austere, grandiose site” of more than 1,600 surviving remains of the last great Hindu kingdom in South India that includes “forts, riverside features, royal and sacred complexes, temples, shrines, pillared halls, mandapas, memorial structures, water structures and others”.


Prafulla Mannewar

Hampi: Hampi is a historical site scattered with ruins and excavation. It has been described by UNESCO as an “austere, grandiose site” of more than 1,600 surviving remains of the last great Hindu kingdom in South India that includes “forts, riverside features, royal and sacred complexes, temples, shrines, pillared halls, mandapas, memorial structures, water structures and others”.



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As the capital of Hindu kingdom of Vijanaagra, which reached its zenith between 1509-1529, Hampi was beautiful city in its prime and probably India’s richest at that time. It was vanished in a war with five rival kingdoms in 1565 when the entire city was ransacked and destroyed completely.

Now temples, statues, ruins and massive boulders sprawl as far as the eye can see.

I was in Hampi for two days and I can tell you two days is simply not enough to explore Hampi. Though I was able to cover some major landmark and tourist attraction.

Virupaksha Temple 
Our guest house was near Virupaksha temple and from balcony and terrace you can always get a glimpse of one of the oldest and sacred temple in Hampi. While exploring the city I realized its gopuram (entry gate) can be seen from various sites.

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