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Vijayanagar

Hampi, India
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Ranked #2 of 35 Attractions in Hampi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: 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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Pune
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

History of the kingdom is great . Vijayanagar was a great kingdom spread over the a couple of centuries between 12th and 13th centuries. Every dynasty when ruled over added some more values to the history of the kingdom.

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Alamo, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The city of Hampi bears exceptional testimony to the vanished civilization of the kingdom of Vijayanagar, which reached its apogee under the reign of Krishna Deva Raya (1509-30). It offers an outstanding example of a type of structure that illustrates a significant historical situation: that of the kingdoms of South India which, menaced by the Muslims, were occasionally allied with... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Such large and rich was the empire of Vijaynagar that even the enemies couldnt destroy its grace , even though they lived to break and damage it for 6 long months . So much has been excavated and so much still is left ...Vijaynagar the mysterious splendid city , filled with temples and bazars and magnifient irrigation system. The structures... More

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Mumbai
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Pictures simply cannot do justice to the setting of Hampi, one has to see and marvel. The boulders strewn around as if casually by the giant hand of nature make one wonder at ones own smallness. The fact that such a setting was chosen for founding the capital of the Vijayanagar empire speaks of their superior aesthetic sense, and the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We got motorbikes and rode around this place for the whole day and ended on the hill for sunset. Breathtaking

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bangalore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hampi reminds you of your heritage. and that there was some superb 3D storytelling going on hundreds of years ago. Before powerpoint, clever artists embedded the 5 attributes of a good king with an animal made of the best qualities of 5 different animals. And used a bangle design for draining the water. A good guide makes the place come... More

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A must do! Hampi is chilled and out of this world. You could easily spend a couple of weeks here sitting about the ruins and exploring. The temperature is lovely (just the right side of hot) and the scenery is just beautiful; you feel you are walking around the past. There are giant stone boulders everywhere and ruins all over... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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310 attraction reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Hampi is an extraordinary place which well justifies the effort of getting there (at least 6 hours drive from Bangalore). There are monuments spread out over an incredibly large area, although most of the more important sites are concentrated in 2 key places. A full day is the minimum amount of time to do it justice.

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Freeport, New York
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77 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Hampi was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar which was destroyed in 1565, when it was laid siege to by the Deccan Muslim confederacy and now it is being threatened by the local mining companies. This huge expanse of amazing ruins, covering miles of rock mountains with swatches of green on the Deccan Plains, is... More

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Hyderabad, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Simply stunning and surely worth a visit. The views are right out of a wall hanging. Every stone has a story to tell. Carry lots of water and rest thoroughly to enjoy the place to the fullest. The biggest problem is not wanting to leave the place. Try visiting early in the morning or evenings for even better views.

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