Hampi (also known as Hampe in Kannada language), the former capital of Vijayanagar empire (from 1343 to 1565 AD) is located in Northern Karnataka. Hampi is situated on the banks of Tungabhadra River and at a distance of 350 Km from Bangalore. Hampi is important historical place of Karnataka as well as important religious center, housing the Virupaksha Temple and several other monuments belonging to the old city. Hampi is significant historically and architecturally.
Dotted around the hills and valleys over an area of about 25 square kilometers are innumerable monuments which have stood the ravages of man and time and still evoke memories of the grandeur of a bygone era. You will be surprised at every turn in Hampi. Every stone, rock, every path and each monument at Hampi narrates the story of glory and beauty. There is always something new to discover. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi.
Among them are beautiful temples, ruins of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings... the list is practically endless. Hampi is a backpacker's paradise, the same way a pilgrim's delight.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
467 m (1,532 ft)
Kannada, English, Telugu, Hindi
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