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Vijayanagar

Hampi, India
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Ranked #2 of 37 Attractions in Hampi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: A vast area of 14th and 15th-century palaces and temples that was once the wealthy capital of a...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner 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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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For all history buffs (also for those who are keen on seeing ancient monuments) this is one place that should be on the 'Bucket List'. This is one specific monument but a city which is very well preserved after all these years. One is taken back in time and one wonders what it would have been to live 500 years... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have stayed in Hampi for two nights. Vithala Temple Complex is a must see. Monkey temple is a good trekking spot. Auto is the best way to roam around and see the attractions. There are many restaurants and most of them offers authentic veg food. If you are particular about non-veg then you need to cross the river in... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

After visiting Hampi, the question I had in my mind was as to why it took me more than 2 decades to visit this place which was just 300 Kms from where I stay. Every rock, broken pillar has a story to tell. Learning about Hampi was fascinating. Taking the services of a guide is highly recommended else you may... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Hampi has something for everyone. The adventurous kinds can go up the rock & start climbing the huge monolithic rocks which is one of its kind in the world. The lazy kinds can take shelter in one of the many shacks (Goan corner, Nargila etc etc) on the other side of river and enjoy the awesome food, smoke a hookah... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is world heritage and need to be experienced once in life. History comes alive when you pass through the rocky mountains and ruins of vijayanagar dynasty,

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our family of four visited Hampi from the 8th - 11th Sept 2014. We stayed at the Royal Orchid hotel in Hospet & drove to Hampi which is about 10 kms from Hospet. On the 1st day, we visited the main monuments around the Virupaksha Temple & the Vittala Temple Complex. It took us the whole day to see most... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Hampi is a small village amidst Vijayanagara, which used to be the capital of the Vijayanagara empire. You cannot see only a temple here but an entire city as it is discovered slowly by the Archeological Survey of India. It seems that it was sieged by the Deccan Muslim confederacy around 1565. There are very beautiful temples and you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place has some of the amazing architecture . Some of the buildings status on this place have been destroyed .you can rent a bike in Hampi to Rome around south of Hampi. All imp must visit places are within 20 kms approx

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