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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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vijayanagar is the beauty of karnataka, This Kingdom is one of its kind and a must visit..

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Srijan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Vijarangar Empire that lasted from the 1200's to the 1600's was sacked looted but then no occupied by the Moguls. It's ruins, which cover a huge area, offer us now the chance to wander through and marvel at a history most of us know nothing about and to see how it was all built. It is amazing. the government... More 

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Vijayanagar was the most prosperous and powerful kingdom in south of India once. The remains of the kingdom speaks that. It is a must visit place. I am speechless after seeing the spread of "once a great kingdom". The remains of the kingdom are well maintained and it is UNESCO world heritage site. I would recommend to read the wikipedia... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Hampi was the erstwhile capital of the Vijaynagara kingdom. It was the most prosperous and powerful kingdom of South India for close to two centuries. At its zenith the kingdom spread from Orissa to Sri Lanka and from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea. Even at its ruined state, Hampi bears testimony to the kingdom's grandeur. Glorious temples... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I almost had tears in my eyes when i saw the ruins of Hampi, once the richest kingdom, ruled by the great king Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagar. The sculptures are huge, marvelous and magnificent, and these are lesser words to describe the work of the artists, who used their skill to sculpt the Idols and monuments which stand still withstanding the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

One comes to Hampi only to see the ruins of one of the greatest empires in the history of India, as also of the world. The lore goes far back into mythical times and the site is intricately woven with the story of the great epic Ramayana. Known as Kishkinda, the monkey kingdom where Hanuman is born, there are many... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place is huge, so much to see, it is very popular so it can get crowded. This is not just historically interesting, it is used by the locals as pilgrimage. A wonderful experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This very beautiful temple in Hampi even has an elephant who is taken for a bath in the river every morning. Monkeys sit on the outer walls. A wonderful colorful interesting experience that no visitor to Hampi should miss.

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