Hampi

Hampi ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hampi is a village in Karnataka, 353 km away from Bangalore. This is one of the historical film shooting locations. We had visited there in 2013. It was one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime.

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Predating the city of Vijayanagara, Hampi continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple and several other monuments belonging to the old city.

 

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The name Hampi can also mean “champion”. It is located within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.

 

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