Group of Monuments at Hampi

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Year : 13th and 15th Centuries | State : Karnataka | City : Hampi

It is home of Virupaksha Temple, and other monuments that belonged to the old city. Listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, the ruins of Hampi are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since Hampi was the capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar, its wonderful architect and Dravidian temples attract number of travelers to the site, every year.

The city showcases civilization of the kingdom of Vijayanagar, which reached to its prosperity during reign of Krishna Deva Raya. Very much alive during 14th and 16th centuries, Hampi was conquered by the Deccan Muslim confederacy in 1565, and got pillaged for next six months before being abandoned. Hampi was once the kingdoms of South India which, menaced by the Muslims, were occasionally allied with the Portuguese of Goa. As the final capital of this great south Indian kingdom, Hampi got enriched by the cotton and the spice trade, which made it the most beautiful city in India, medieval world.

Imposing monumental leftovers make the site, one of the most striking ruins in the world today. With construction of Ramachandra and Hazara Rama temples, each supporting element was scanned by bundles of pilasters, accomplished by sculpted walls. Hospet is a town located very close to the Hampi, connects it to major towns and cities of India. If you are coming to Hampim, get a direct train booked from your city to Hospet Junction (HPT). The Karnataka state government runs a number of Buses as an alternative transportation. There are even a few interstate services connecting Hampi via Hospet from neighboring states of Goa, Andhrapradesh and Maharastra.

Map of Group of Monuments at Hampi