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Address: Hampi, India
Description: 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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Great Historic site

Spread out over a large area lots to see and specially a treat for history lovers. A guide makes it ll the more interesting.The lotus temple,the elephants stables, the hazirarama... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Panaji, India
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Panaji, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Spread out over a large area lots to see and specially a treat for history lovers. A guide makes it ll the more interesting.The lotus temple,the elephants stables, the hazirarama temple queens bath...and the most beautiful Vithala temple.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nothing compares with the ruins of Hampi. Just go with a good guide and revisit the glory of the Vijayanagar Dynasty.

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Aluva, India
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130 reviews 130 reviews
41 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Vijayanagara is ht heart of all the tourist attractions in hampi, rivalled only by Vithala Temple just beside it. The entire area is filled with ruins of a bygone era, a kingdom that was wealthy and powerful in their time. An edit shows in the beautiful architecture. But it shot as in every other place in Hampi. Do carry lots... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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371 reviews 371 reviews
368 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The term ‘Vijayanagara’ is combination two words; ‘Vijaya’ and ‘Nagara’. Vijaya means victory and nagara means city. It denotes a city of victory or victorious city. Vijayanagara was the capital city of the largest and most powerful kingdom ‘Vijayanagara Empire’. It was founded by two brothers ‘Harihara’ and ‘Bukka who were called as ‘Sangama sahodar’ (brothers). This empire was extended... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

These temples house amazing carvings and structures. Some of the stones and pillars are carved out of singular large rocks which are amazing to see, once you have dodged the human poo everywhere.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Hampi is a wonderful place to visit to see wonderfully carved beautiful statues of Hindu Gods,temples ,well,so many structures to see that if you are a photographer you will not get tired clicking the picture saving maximum in your camera.Make stay arrangements in Hospet a better town 340 km from Bangalore.Hampi is just 12 km from Hospet and is very... More 

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Vasai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I am writing this review after visiting Hampi twice (In Feb-2013 & Feb-2015). Both the times, I stayed in a hotel right inside the Hampi Bazaar. So, if you are planning to stay in Hospet or Kamlapur(KSTDC), you will have to chalk out your itinerary accordingly. Major attractions: (Explained in clusters. Places mentioned in single cluster are located nearby. Cluster... More 

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

this empire is one of its kind so many small places located near by to visit for tourism ...i like the most was the queens pond where she used to take bath with the oil and the rest of the oil were to be sent to the villagers to use that something surprising but yes a perfect combination of art... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I wanted to go to Hampi for long time since I came and started live here in Hyderabad 5 years back. But never got chance to do so. Certainly March 2015 got a plan to to go there after completing my son's [class 3] final exam over inspite of heat has increase already. I booked Gowri Resort, Sanapur, Hampi for... More 

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have been going to Hampi several times and each time I get attracted to this place more and more.Takes you back to olden days and old memories.Beatiful architechture and well maintained.Go with proper guide other wise you can not understand.Because each portion has history.Better time to visit is from october to jan.You need full day to see this place.Better... More 

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