Hampi is a magnificent city of ruins, located besides the Tungabhadra river in the state of Karnataka. It is about 352 kms from Bangalore. A tour to Hampi can give you a vivid insight into the history. The numerous tourist attractions in Hampi are epitomes of artistic excellence and power of the then rulers of Hampi.
Hampi was known to be the capital of Vijayanagr, the renowned Kingdom from 14th to 16th century. It is enlisted in the world Heritage centers as it is the most wonderful city in India in terms of ruins. There are many major attractions in the city which come under two parts the Hampi bazaar part and the Royal center near Kamalpuram part.
The main attraction, however is the sites of ruins which one can explore and marvel at. Existing structures tell many stories about the glorious past of Vijayanagr Kingdom. One can climb up the Matangi hills on a tour to Hampi and visit the many temples belonging to the old period.
The Virupaksha temple, Achutaraya temple and Vithala temple are worth visiting. Many monuments such as Stone's chariot, Elephant stable, Balakrishna temple, Kings balance are notable in terms of majesty. They speak volumes about the history and culture of the Great Vijayanagr empire.
it was an amazing experience to witness the relics of ancient india, our culture and some old rituals through hundreds of years old temples and also witness the places when some incidents of ramayana took place.
Rajroopadasgupta from Bengaluru, India
thank you extravlo. very good experience.
No photography is allowed here. Best time to visit is Morning.
My overall experience in was Excellent. There is no entrance fee. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.