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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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Vijayanagar-Hampi in Karnataka

The term ‘Vijayanagara’ is combination two words; ‘Vijaya’ and ‘Nagara’. Vijaya means victory and nagara means city. It denotes a city of victory or victorious city. Vijayanagara... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The term ‘Vijayanagara’ is combination two words; ‘Vijaya’ and ‘Nagara’. Vijaya means victory and nagara means city. It denotes a city of victory or victorious city. Vijayanagara was the capital city of the largest and most powerful kingdom ‘Vijayanagara Empire’. It was founded by two brothers ‘Harihara’ and ‘Bukka who were called as ‘Sangama sahodar’ (brothers). This empire was extended... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

These temples house amazing carvings and structures. Some of the stones and pillars are carved out of singular large rocks which are amazing to see, once you have dodged the human poo everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Hampi is a wonderful place to visit to see wonderfully carved beautiful statues of Hindu Gods,temples ,well,so many structures to see that if you are a photographer you will not get tired clicking the picture saving maximum in your camera.Make stay arrangements in Hospet a better town 340 km from Bangalore.Hampi is just 12 km from Hospet and is very... More 

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Vasai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I am writing this review after visiting Hampi twice (In Feb-2013 & Feb-2015). Both the times, I stayed in a hotel right inside the Hampi Bazaar. So, if you are planning to stay in Hospet or Kamlapur(KSTDC), you will have to chalk out your itinerary accordingly. Major attractions: (Explained in clusters. Places mentioned in single cluster are located nearby. Cluster... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

this empire is one of its kind so many small places located near by to visit for tourism ...i like the most was the queens pond where she used to take bath with the oil and the rest of the oil were to be sent to the villagers to use that something surprising but yes a perfect combination of art... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I wanted to go to Hampi for long time since I came and started live here in Hyderabad 5 years back. But never got chance to do so. Certainly March 2015 got a plan to to go there after completing my son's [class 3] final exam over inspite of heat has increase already. I booked Gowri Resort, Sanapur, Hampi for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have been going to Hampi several times and each time I get attracted to this place more and more.Takes you back to olden days and old memories.Beatiful architechture and well maintained.Go with proper guide other wise you can not understand.Because each portion has history.Better time to visit is from october to jan.You need full day to see this place.Better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Vijarangar Empire that lasted from the 1200's to the 1600's was sacked looted but then no occupied by the Moguls. It's ruins, which cover a huge area, offer us now the chance to wander through and marvel at a history most of us know nothing about and to see how it was all built. It is amazing. the government... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Vijayanagar was the most prosperous and powerful kingdom in south of India once. The remains of the kingdom speaks that. It is a must visit place. I am speechless after seeing the spread of "once a great kingdom". The remains of the kingdom are well maintained and it is UNESCO world heritage site. I would recommend to read the wikipedia... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Hampi was the erstwhile capital of the Vijaynagara kingdom. It was the most prosperous and powerful kingdom of South India for close to two centuries. At its zenith the kingdom spread from Orissa to Sri Lanka and from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea. Even at its ruined state, Hampi bears testimony to the kingdom's grandeur. Glorious temples... More 

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