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Vijayanagar

Hampi, India
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Ranked #2 of 35 attractions in Hampi
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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Perfect for 'explore it yourself' kind of trip with friends. All you need are: 1. Maps (easily available, the ones on www.hampi.in are very good, find one for Anegudi too) 2. guidebooks (we liked the one offered by our guesthouse manager: Hampi Vijaynagara by John M Fritz & George Mitchell) 3. lil bit of internet research (there is exhaustive info... More

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Bhubaneswar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

A must for the tourists when in Karnataka.This kingdom was founded by Harihara in 1336 AD and flourished during the reign of King Krishnadevaraya.Humpi is around 12 kms from Hospet taluk of Bellary district and very well conneced by road from Hyderabad,Bangaluru and Tirupati.An architectural marvel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Though we only see the ruined remains of the temples , this place still holds its richness in terms of heritage and sculptor. A definite UNESCO site , never to be missed. There are multiple areas in Hampi, which range from the temples to forts. A quick tour can complete in 2 days , but if you really interested to... More

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Wombourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Hi booked a trip to Hampi through this tour company in Candolim. Excellent value for money. Picked up from the top of our road, bus to station, train to Hospet. 2 nights bed and breakfast in Hotel. Amazing day at Hampi with an excellent English speaking tour guide. Guide with us all the way on buses and trains. We even... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Hampi and Vijayanagar live on in your memory long after you have left it. It is one thing to view an ancient monument, and quite another to walk through ruins and remnants of an entire city - you get transported through time if you give it adequate time. Such is this wondrous place. There's tons of information available on the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

These ruins are more than just a collection of rocks and debris. They represent a vast complex of palaces, water tanks, stables and a once great city . The vistas and sights are absolutely stunning. There is not much tourist infrastructure around which makes it a great place to explore unhindered and allows you to get lost in the moment.... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

After my history books i forgot Hampi and the great Vijayanagara empire. I never thought I would visit this place until last week. I was on my way to Mantralayam with my wife and father-in-law. It was my wife's suggestion to visit Hampi and it was a wonderful journey. Hampi is a must visit place for anyone who plans to... More

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India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This was our second visit to Hampi, the first being more than a decade ago. Back then, Hampi wasn't really on the tourist circuit, and we had not yet discovered the magnificence of the Cauvery Delta so we were most impressed. On this visit, the ruins of the Vijayanagara kingdom were not awe inspiring. What beckoned was the ambience of... More

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Witnessed the remains of once great kingdom of vijayanagar but was sad to see its condition. This national heritage deserves more attention and maintenance from the government.

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India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I was not really impressed after seeing other sites in India. Visit after you have seen the other wonders India has to offer.

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