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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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One comes to Hampi only to see the ruins of one of the greatest empires in the history of India, as also of the world. The lore goes far back into mythical times and the site is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

One comes to Hampi only to see the ruins of one of the greatest empires in the history of India, as also of the world. The lore goes far back into mythical times and the site is intricately woven with the story of the great epic Ramayana. Known as Kishkinda, the monkey kingdom where Hanuman is born, there are many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place is huge, so much to see, it is very popular so it can get crowded. This is not just historically interesting, it is used by the locals as pilgrimage. A wonderful experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This very beautiful temple in Hampi even has an elephant who is taken for a bath in the river every morning. Monkeys sit on the outer walls. A wonderful colorful interesting experience that no visitor to Hampi should miss.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After attempting to visit the majestic city for last 15 years, finally managed to venture through in a road trip from Hyderabad to Hampi. And absolutely found it the way I had imagined. It was a capital city built at gigantic scale and proportions. It never stops awe and mesmerize you. It was mega Metropolis and during its golden period... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It's one of the UNESCO protected sites in India. What fascinated me about Vijayanagar is it's architectures, stone carving, magnificient Indo-Islamic structures. Though I am not a kind of person very interested in history, this place did impressed me in some way. We were able to cover Achyutaraya Temple, Vitthala Temple complex and Hanuman Temple on day 1 and, on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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

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

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

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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