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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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502 reviews 502 reviews
269 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
77 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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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Preston, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Vijayanagar is the correct name for the site, Hampi just being the small town in the midst of the site. Covers over 9sq miles and the walled area is even larger. to see it all you will need 3-4 days and even then it will be fairly non stop. History, literally at your fingertips.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Visited Hampi in January, it was our 17th trip to India and Hampi had been on our bucket list for some time, just wish we had done it sooner as it was just fantastic. It's so vast its difficult to take it all in and we definately need to make another visit as we only had a couple of days... More

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