Located on the banks of Tungabhadra River in North Karnataka, Hampi group of Monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It houses ruins of temple complexes from Vijayanagar Empire. Hampi also figures several times in Mythology (Ramayana). Wikipedia tells me that Hampi is the most searched historical place in Karnataka.
But hold on; you shouldn't visit Hampi, because…
…ruins of temple complexes are alive
|Inside Virupaksha temple, the oldest of the temples in Hampi|
…you feel like you’re in lost world!
…the Boulder strewn landscape is thrilling
…the sunset while boating at Sanapur lake is surreal
…the sunrise from Hanuman temple (Anjaneya hills) is humbling
…chilling scenes at backpacker district of Virupapuragadde are addictive
…festivals celebrated here will leave you in awe
…360 degree view from Matanga Hills will make you dizzy
|View of Virupaksha temple from Matanga Hills|
…it will leave you “Hampi” high!
Photos also by Neelam Rathod