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Vijayanagar

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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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We visited Hampi in Dec 2014 as part of our 5 day road trip. We are not very much into historical places but had heard a lot about hampi and had to do it once. And It was such a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Hampi in Dec 2014 as part of our 5 day road trip. We are not very much into historical places but had heard a lot about hampi and had to do it once. And It was such a good experience that now we want to go again :). It is a beautiful place that takes you back to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Hampi in a great place for every one who is keen and proud to partake in artistic and cultural treasures left behind by our ancesstors. Do visit the place as you will visit a place of worship or deep devotion so that it retains its proud heritage. you will love the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Walk, ride cycle / bike, sit tight in your car with AC on.. But.. Get out to each site and experience the story unfold.. From erstwhile rulers of Vijayanagara... They have done miracles with rocks and little hand tools... Unique architecture with blend of hindu-muslim-jain cultures.. Experience temples.. Monolithic statues.. Large.. Literally extreme big Single rocks.. Towers of all kinds..... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is situated about 320 km from Bangalore, capital of Karnataka state. This was once the capital of almost entire south india. This was a very proserperous kingdom - said to be a golden era in Indian History. The ruins can be seen by walk at best. VIsit during Oct - Feb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Hampi steals your heart at the first chance you give to it. The sight is covered with endless rocks, hills and coracles on the Tungabhadra. It’s an easy ride from Hospet, 13 kms. Tips: Take time with you! Although it is difficult to invest time at one place and a rare trend in India, Hampi is totally worth it. One... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

So many people recommended the ruins at Hampi that I was really excited about going here. Although many of them are very impressive, I was disappointed at what an assembly line it felt like. The extremely aggressive Rickshaw driver a and traders (even by Indian standards) made the experience less enjoyable as did the swarms of people. The setting is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

If you love to visit historical places, you have to visit Hampi. This is the fourth time I visited Hampi, but amazed again by its sculpture and inscription. The ruins are spread over the place that will leave you spellbound. Hampi is 350 kms away from Bangalore and the nearby railway station is Hospet. You can reach Hospet by train... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The main features of the UNESCO protected complex can be seen in a day but if you want to see it in greater detail you will need more time off. Unfortunately, there are few guide books or good guides.

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Kottayam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Breadth taking views of the encient Vijayanagara empires. Here everything is made of beatifull stones. The ruins shows the architecture brilliance of the vijayanagara sculpters. You can listen to the seven ragas of music by knocking the pillars of the temple here. A must visit place.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I lived near Hampi/Vijaynagar in India for over a year. My work colleges and I travelled to Hampi on weekends as a get away for the busy Bellary. If you are in India and you can make the long trip via car from Bangalore this is a must see. The site covers a vast area so be prepared for a... More 

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