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Address: Hampi, India
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A vast area of 14th and 15th-century palaces and temples that was once the...

A vast area of 14th and 15th-century palaces and temples that was once the wealthy capital of a huge Hindu empire.

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Stunning remnants of a bygone era

Stunning place, a UNESCO site. Very clean and well-maintained. Best time to visit is from November to March. Even then, cap and a large bottle of water essential. Do take a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Pune
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Pune
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning place, a UNESCO site. Very clean and well-maintained. Best time to visit is from November to March. Even then, cap and a large bottle of water essential. Do take a guide. Our guide started with Rs. 2000 for half-day but settled for Rs. 1500. You can hire guides for 2 hours as well but that would mean rushing it.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Truly enjoyed the beauty around, scattered across Hampi. You can very much cover the whole place with a car as well if you have one along with you, against the popular myth to hire Auto Ricksaws.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing to see how many years of work was put into this, sadly lots of it was broken down by invaders. Architecture is simply astonishing.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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320 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Vijaya nagar is a masterpiece of archaeology and architecture. You can enjoy more and more once you know the history of Vijayanagara and great king Sri Krishnadevaraya (legend for Andhra and Karnataka regions) and archaeologist and architecture. If you have time and energy days are not sufficient at least 3 to 5 days are required. It needs lot of walking... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will forget that you are in 21st century once you are in Vijaynagar. Let your mind imagine the glorious days of this place back in 15th century, when you wander around. I fell in love with this place.

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bangalore
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History is scattered everywhere in this city. The Vitthala temple, king's enclosures, the old temples, baths etc. will mesmerize you.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful black granite carved pillars. Amazing architecture all around the area, take water with you and avoid during middle of day in the heat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marvellous and breathtaking is what I would summarise my expereince at the ruins of the capital of the Largest Empire in India ie the Vijaynagar Empire. History dating back to 14th and 15th century speaks of the grandness and opulence of lifestyle of the people of Vijaynagar. Only pity is that we in today's modern India have not been able... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As one walks through the ruins, the grandeur and the rich culture of the place flashes before you. Your imagination runs riot. Wonder how the kings (especially Krishnadevaraya) achieved so much in such a short time.

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Pune, India
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the first time, we took up a holiday like this - focusing only on the history of our country India - and Hampi sure made us proud! Awesome architecture! Take a guide who would explain to you in detail & make it easy for you to cover more places in lesser time. Our kids 11 & 7 yr olds,... More 

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