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

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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536 reviews 536 reviews
294 attraction reviews
361 helpful votes 361 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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90 helpful votes 90 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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Bangalore, India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Hampi is a must see place in India.It is a UNESCO world heritage site, the remainder of the estwhile mighty Vijayanagar Empire.The Visit to Hampi would ideally take 3-4 days.There are about 20 to 30 different monuments worh visting in this Site of about 12 sq km.It would be ideal to hire a guide to take you around. For the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

In Hampi there are 2 sorts of visitors: the tourists and the pilgrims. Their paths do not cross other than at the Virupaksha temple. The tourists generally stay a few days and visit the temples that are now archeological sites and deconsecrated, and the buildings within the Royal enclosure. The Pilgrims come for the day, bathe at the river and... More

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