February 26, 2016

My TripAdvisor Review No.160: Vijayanagar (Hampi), Karnataka, India.

“The City of Victory, now in Ruins.”
5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterdayNEW
Vijayanagar literally means the City of Victory. But it was defeated in 1565 by the Deccan Sultanates of Central India. The beautiful temples, palaces and exquisitely carved monuments of the Vijayanagar Empire now lie in ruins amongst the giant boulderd landscape of Northern Karnataka in South India, near the industrial towns of Bellary and Hospet.

The capital city of Vijayanagar came to be known as Hampi. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The splendidly built temples, palaces and structures have beautiful carvings and uniquely breathtaking architecture. It has also been an important religious centre for the Hindus from ancient times.

Even though the city was plundered and destroyed for more than 6 months in 1565, many of the structures still stand tall and proud in this uniquely beautiful landscape of boulders, green fields and farmland. The Tungabhadra River meanders through this enchanting land.

Any visitor to Hampi will be truly captivated by the awe inspiring views of a once glorious empire.
Visited January 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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