The austere, grandiose site of Hampi was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. Its fabulously rich ... More
Group of Monuments at Hampi
The austere, grandiose site of Hampi was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. Its fabulously rich princes built Dravidian temples and palaces which won the admiration of travellers between the 14th and 16th centuries. Conquered by the Deccan Muslim confederacy in 1565, the city was pillaged over a period of six months before being abandoned.
I was at Hampi in Jun 2011. I spent a night long from Bangalore to Hospet then took a rickshaw to Hampi. This is pretty wild and very beautiful and ancient temples. There is also a river with many cliffs carved with religious signals. I crossed a farm field and a small spring to reach a biggest temple at Hampi.
The price is kind cheap. People around here is more friendly than Bangalore. I visited almost temples all day long. But in the evening, I coud not do anything because this is small village and still destitute.
The cost of my vacation was 1000 Rs only, in which 800 for KRSTC round trip ticket and 200 for snack and beverage.
In general, Hampi is worth to go there. Enjoy.
this is a great site but you need to take more time than most travel agents will tell you. To fully appreciate it you need to avoid the temptation to take a vehicle to the various sites and elect to walk. The sunrises and sunsets from atop the numerous hills are spectacular. Give yourself extra time to just wander around the countryside to look at the natural stone formations. Just like seeing shapes in a cloud except in this case with boulders that are geologically the oldest in the world.
Easiest way to get to Hampi is take the night train from Bangalore.
Hampi is a beautiful place, you got to see it to really experience
the architecture of the temples is amazing, the carvings are just great
great stuff if one is interested to see the ancient life.
I would advice strongly to visit this great place, only thing I would advice is take lots of water bottles, lots of places to see
Overall a must go place