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Hampi, India

Hampi Reviews

karansingh karansin…
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Hampi . May 10, 2011
Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, it continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple, as well as several other monuments belonging to the old city.

As the village is at the original centre of Vijayanagara, it is sometimes confused with the ruined city itself. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi


* Achyutaraya Temple/Tiruvengalanatha Temple

* Akka Tangi Gudda

* Anegondi

* Anjeyanadri Hill

* Aqueducts and Canals

* Archaeological Museum at Kamalapura

* Badava Linga

* Chandramauleshwar Temple

* The Kings’ balance

* The Underground Temple

* Tungabhadra River

* Uddana Veerabhadra temple

* Ugra Narasimha

* Virupaksha Temple

* Vittala temple

* Yeduru Basavanna

* Yentrodharaka Anjaneya temple

* Zenana enclosure

* Virupapura

* Madhavan Palace with more than 1,000,000 pillars

* Sasivekalu Ganesha

* Elephant stables

* Lotus temple
Virupraksha Temple tower
Stepped Tank near the Underground …
Vitthala temple with musical pilla…
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Liselore_Verschuren Liselore…
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One of the most special places Southern India has to offer Sep 29, 2008
Hampi is an ancient little town set in a landscape that seems copied from ‘The Flintstones’. The entire surroundings are made of miles and miles of boulder heaps. They form hills, valleys and riverbeds and they are an amazing scenery.

Even though the stunning landscape would be reason enough to visit Hampi, the main sights are formed by the ruins of the 15th century city of Vijayanagar, which was located near the village of Hampi. Vijayanagar was the former capital of the wealthy and powerful Vijayanagar Empire. This empire was established in 1336 and rose to prominence by defeating several Islamic invasions by the end of the 13th century. The Vijayanagar power declined after a major military defeat in 1565, but the empire remained for almost another century and left an astonishing amount of temples, monuments and remains of royal buildings.

The best itinerary for Hampi would be to start at the Virupaksha Temple and visit Hemakuta Hill. From there, you can hire a rickshaw driver for the rest of the day and let him take you to the most interesting spots. All drivers will take you to at least the Zenana Enclosure, the Queen’s Bath and the Vittala Temple.
Hemakuta Hill (Hampi, India)
Hemakuta Hill (Hampi, India)
Hemakuta Hill (Hampi, India)
The Lotus Mahal (Hampi, India)
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shearsha shearsha
1 reviews
Raw Beauty - Unreal Weather - Hippie haven - hampi for you Apr 18, 2008
Hampi is one of the 20 odd places maybe you should definitely see before you die.. Ancient royal architecture dating back to the 15th 16th centuries lying intact, rocks positioned in very very bizarre fashions, the 'sab kuch milega' ( translates as we have everything you need) attitude of the locals ;)

For all you tourists, there are a few places i can definietly vouch for.. As for accommodation, the best place easily is Goan corner which you have to get to by passing lush green paddy fields and is very isolated.This jaunt is ideal to sit , chillout, read a book, see a movie.., light a j,et al.When you want to explore the ruins, rent a bike from temple town at 150 bucks for the best bike.And just chill. As for food n all., check out the Mango Tree Cafe. Another very chilled out place. Has no accommodation though.. Is located by the banks of the river where you have to cross the boat.. on the temple town side.. Just take a sneak peek at the photos we managed to capture and you get the idea!
Silhouttes at Hampi
The unfinished bridge to Anegundi
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Manjunath Manjunath
1 reviews
Apr 13, 2007
It was just a month before that we decided that we will be visiting the historical place Hampi. I knew that this was not the right time to be there as sun mercilessly pours his heat all over Vijaynagar and Hampi. But this heat couldn’t win over our excitement to go to the ruined city, Hampi. It was almost 10 hours journey from Hyderabad to Hospet. It’s in Hospet that we get good lodging and good food. Hampi is just 15 to 20 kms from Hospet. My parents and aunt were coming from Bangalore and myself and my brother were supposed to meet them in Hospet. At 4 in the morning our bus entered a small town and I saw a temple made of big stones and a person sitting stiff and doing meditation. Now I guessed that I am somewhere near Hampi. My guess was right and we were at Hospet at 4:00 am. Both me and my brother being T-aholics went and had good tea. This was the first thing that we did there. Our parents and aunt arrived by 6 am. We lodged some where and started to get ready for a big day ahead.

Hampi is a 700 year old city built by Hakka and Bukka in the year 1336 on the banks of river Tungabhadra. It’s the capital city of Vijayanagar empire. They built the city under the guidance of Saint from Sringeri mutt called Vidyaranya. The city Hampi was built during the days of Mohammedan attacks. The palace was very much apt at that time. It was at the banks of river Tungabhadra and it’s full of rocky Hills. It’s really difficult to any one to cross those rocks to conquer the empire at that time.

The Vijayanagar Empire was ruled by the likes of HakkaBukka I and II , Virupaksha Raya, Krishnadeva Raya, Achyuta Raya, etc. It was under Krishnadeva Raya that Vijaynagar empire found its most prosperous days. Vijayanagara was at that time more prosperous and bigger than Austria (courtesy ‘Forgotten Empire – Vijayanagara’ by Mr. Robert Sewell). Foreign merchants were always there trading spices and glittering stones.

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lucy1504 says:
Hampi, a small village in northern Karnataka is indeed one of the pride poseesions of India. Group of monuments here at Hampi brings us to witness the glorious pages of our history. The disparate temples and their class architecture are the major highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Find out more about Hampi and other world heritage sites of India, check out the following url:

Posted on: Oct 26, 2007

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