Hampi, Karnataka, India
Heritage, Cultural, Adventure
Ruined, Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Complex
Nov - Mar
A World Heritage Site of UNESCO, Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar empire from 1336 to 1565. Located on the banks of the Tungabhadra river, the Indian state of Karnataka is the ruins of the ancient city of Hampi. Once the world's second-most populous city, these ruins are a testimony to the then glory of the Vijayanagar empire. With huge stone statues, exquisite carvings and ancient temples, Hampi is a magical world that is being discovered. The city was ruled by four dynasties - Sangma, Saluva, Tulu and Aravidu dynasty. The kings of these dynasties made more than 500 monuments. Hampi was developed as a business centre of spices, cotton, horses and gemstones. Virupaksha temple is the most prominent ruin in Hampi. It is believed that Lord Shiva was married to Parvati in this temple. The place holds great attractions for history lovers as well as those interested in archeology and architecture. Hampi is as much a destination for those looking for a unique holiday experience as for those who are interested in adventurous activities. Here are the top things that you can do while on your trip to Hampi.Trekking: If you are on the mood of trekking go the amazing treks of Kampa Bhupa’s Path in Hampi. Rock Climbing: Hampi offers ample scope for rock climbing of various sizes ranging from 4 m to 60 m in height. Coracle Ride: A unique thing to experience in Hampi is to enjoy a coracle ride. a coracle is a circular shaped boat that can carry about 5 to 7 people on a single trip across the river Tungabhadra. Bullock and Horse Cart Rides: A ride in a horse cart or a bullock cart is a thrilling experience in itself which is quite different from the rides in other. Exploring on Bicycle: A bicycle or a moped can be a great way to explore the extensive ruins of Hampi. Hampi is an experience that will remain etched in one's memory forever.