Hampi is a rich historical tourist destination located within the ruins of city of Vijayanagar, the former capital of Vijayanagar empire. The ruins of Hampi have been recognized by UNESCO as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.
Here are few facts of Hampi
The first historical record of settlement in Hampi dates back to 1 CE.
Vijayanagara Empire that was founded by two brothers, Harihara I (Hakka) and Bukkaraya I (Bukka) in the 14th century
Hampi was an important part of the Vijayanagar Empire.
Hampi is popular for the monuments built during the Vijayanagara Empire.
There are few monuments in Hampi that dates back prior to the establishment of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Hemakuta group of temples is a group of such structures that belong to the pre-Vijayanagara empire.
The temple structures in Hampi display the rich Vijayanagara style of architecture.
The Virupaksha Temple in Hampi is said to be one of the oldest temples of the region. The history Virupaksha Temple dates back to the 7th century.
One of the most attractive temples in Hampi is the Vittala Temple and has 56 musical pillars made from solid stone.
These pillars in Vittala Temple, when tapped gently, produce musical sounds are also known as SA-RE-GA-MA.
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