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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
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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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Bangalore, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Callao, Callao, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Well, I really liked the monuments, the temple, took photos of everything, but, the bad part was that all the merchants want to sell you something. However, I really felt the Hindu culture, and this place is one of the best in Hampi.

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

History of the kingdom is great . Vijayanagar was a great kingdom spread over the a couple of centuries between 12th and 13th centuries. Every dynasty when ruled over added some more values to the history of the kingdom.

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Alamo, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The city of Hampi bears exceptional testimony to the vanished civilization of the kingdom of Vijayanagar, which reached its apogee under the reign of Krishna Deva Raya (1509-30). It offers an outstanding example of a type of structure that illustrates a significant historical situation: that of the kingdoms of South India which, menaced by the Muslims, were occasionally allied with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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