Considered to be one of the most famed tourist destinations in the state of Karnataka, Hampi was once the seat of the Vijayanagara Empire, the largest one in post-mogul India. The empire covered several states and left behind a legacy through gorgeous temples and structures.
The Ruins of Hampi
Some of the most famous tourist attractions in Hampi sit in unique boulder-laden lands complete with gorgeous greens. The ruins are reminiscent of an extremely mighty empire that once was and can be found in various parts across South India.
Located on the banks of the River Tungabhadra, this ancient village today is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its historical significance is well represented through its exquisite architecture that highlights the perfection attained by the craftsmen 700 years ago.
While you are exploring the region, take note of the 7 lines of fortification where it was the inner most fortification that surrounded the city of Hampi. Thousands of pilgrims and visitors arrive into this village every year to explore more than 500 of the enchanting ruins that exist here today. With stunning palace basements, temples, pavilions, aquatic structures and ancient marketplaces, the regale of the days gone by are still very much visible.