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Address: Bellary District, Hampi, India

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Soak in history of Hampi

The place is fresh , fun and invaluable. Any student / fan / enthusiast of history and architecture cannot find anything better in this part of the world... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The place is fresh , fun and invaluable. Any student / fan / enthusiast of history and architecture cannot find anything better in this part of the world. The erstwhile Vijaynagara era rulers that built the place must be truly divine . The combination of sculpture, mythology , science and the artisan work makes it a true wonder and must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A wonderful place to soak in the rich history and glorious architectural heritage of Vijaynagar Empire. The most enthralling experience in this temple are the musical stone pillars...Overall if history and ancient architecture thrills you, this is the right place for you...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Vithala Temple is simply stunning. The moment you set eyes on it, you will feel like being transported back 600 years. And you will be wondering how the people those days used to architect structures of such grand designs, engraved with ethereal art. It is beautiful, romantic and imposing. Take your time in visiting this place, look at various artistic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited the Hampi ruins in the reasonably cool month of January and really enjoyed our time wandering around this impressive World Heritage site. It's a little off the 'tourist track' and was very peaceful and uncrowded when we came. Hampi was the capital city of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 14th-16th AD and is divided into two main areas... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We regretted visiting in summers. One of us caught the heat too. During summers the ruins and the rocks reflect more sunlight making the place horribly heated. Photographs look beautiful but not sure about the ruins. It is not as grand as Qutb minar or red fort or Dilwara temple. I will rate it below average. Government can do better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is the best example of the Vijayanagara Style... The complex is pretty big and and in-front of the temple there is a km long old market( in ruins). Inside the temple there is one building where the pillars make sound of musical instruments on knocking ... Then there is the stone cart... Its truly beautiful...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is one of those temples known for its musical pillars. Most of it is in state of ruins. Some restoration work is going on currently and hence we were not able to visit the main temple. To get to this temple you either can walk or get on to an electric cart as vehicles are not allowed and stopped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Amazing place to visit. Walk around as long as you like, climb to the top of the nearby hill which has a temple on top and amazing views - climb up the smaller temple boulders beside the town for sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Theres a lot to see, with all the main sights, and as we arrived in the off season- Very Hot, and with only 2 days, we decided to see the places by tuk-tuk. It might in theory be walkable and cyclable, but in 40 degrees it isnt, and it is a fair way round the whole area. we left at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Standing in the midst of the ruins, the stone chariot attracts whoever enters the ancient kingdom of Vijayanagara. A Must visit. Try to reach by walk from Virupaksha to Vittala - along the river side- As this is one of the ancient walkways. Total disctance comes around 2 KM from Virupaksha temple. On the way, we can witness : Big... More 

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