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Shopping in Hampi Hampi Bazaar is a unique attraction of Hampi. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Hampi is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra river at km from Bangalore and 74 km away from Bellary. Hosapete Hospet , 13 km away, is the nearest railway head.

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Travel Guide When you hear the name Hampi, you will immediately think of the beautiful architecture of the sprawling city of Vijayanagar surrounding the famous ruins. The capital of the Vijayanagara Empire and a site that splendidly displays the Hoysala tradition of architecture, Vijayanagar or Hampi is a rhapsody in stone.

Some Quick Facts On Hampi Though Hampi is ancient and is also mentioned in the Ramayana and was called Kishkintha according to historians, it truly flourished in the 13th to 16th centuries as the capital of the Vijayanagara kings.

Located in the northern part of Karnataka about kilometres from Bangalore, Hampi can be easily reached by road in a matter of hours from Bangalore. To fully experience the magnificence of the Hampi ruins, you can hire a bicycle and tour the ruins at your leisure as most tourists do. The Tungabhadra, one of the major rivers of Karnataka, flows serenely along this town, providing an awe-inspiring natural setting near the ruins.

The natural stones of the surrounding hills were the source of huge boulders which were used by the Vijayanagara kings for the impressive stone-carved pillars of the temples in Hampi.

Apart from the temples and the natural scenery, there are also numerous water tanks and other public buildings that are beautifully constructed, reflecting the town-planning skills of the Vijayanagara kings. There are Aqueducts and Canals that give a glimpse into the water management system of the 13th to 15th centuries. There are more than places of interest for visitors to check out, with over a of them attracting thousands of visitors annually.

Excavation continues in Hampi to this date, with artifacts being unearthed on a daily basis. The Archeological Museum here is also a must-see for visitors to Hampi. Today, the hillside and the river offer tourists some unforgettable natural and archaeological splendor. Any visitor to South India should not miss this epitome of Hoysala architecture. How To Reach Hampi.

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Temples with ancient Vijayanagara Empire history-a vastly powerful Hindu empire, engraved in the walls, mountains with mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views, ruins of palaces, the famous huge Stone Chariot that stands magnificent in front of the Vittala Temple Site, the 14ft high statue of Lord Ganesha known as Kadalekalu Ganesha are some of the must-visit places in and around Hampi. The beauty of this place is the more you go around, the more it brings adventures, knowledge and takes you through an unplanned historical tour that is most definitely worth it. You could also set aside some time to visit the archaeological museum which was established by the Archaeological Survey of India. The museum is home to many antiques, great sculptures and the proof to the history of this tourist attraction. Situated approximately 60kms away from Ballari district, every inch of this place has stories of its rich cultural heritage back in the ancient days. Now that Hampi has developed so much better than earlier, accommodation and travel to the location are not going to be an issue for you.

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Travel Guide When you hear the name Hampi, you will immediately think of the beautiful architecture of the sprawling city of Vijayanagar surrounding the famous ruins. The capital of the Vijayanagara Empire and a site that splendidly displays the Hoysala tradition of architecture, Vijayanagar or Hampi is a rhapsody in stone. Some Quick Facts On Hampi Though Hampi is ancient and is also mentioned in the Ramayana and was called Kishkintha according to historians, it truly flourished in the 13th to 16th centuries as the capital of the Vijayanagara kings. Located in the northern part of Karnataka about kilometres from Bangalore, Hampi can be easily reached by road in a matter of hours from Bangalore. To fully experience the magnificence of the Hampi ruins, you can hire a bicycle and tour the ruins at your leisure as most tourists do. The Tungabhadra, one of the major rivers of Karnataka, flows serenely along this town, providing an awe-inspiring natural setting near the ruins. The natural stones of the surrounding hills were the source of huge boulders which were used by the Vijayanagara kings for the impressive stone-carved pillars of the temples in Hampi.

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Hampi Travel Guide

It is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra in Karnataka. The name Hampi is derived from the ancient name of Tungabhadra river, Pampa, the daughter of Lord Brahma. The capital of the Vijyanagar Empire from to , the city was ruled by four dynasties — Sangama, Saluva, Tuluva and Aravidu dynasty. The princes of these dynasties built more than monuments.

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