Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hampi: The Great Ruins

The place: Hampi, a village in Karnataka, 350 km north of Bangalore.

Why would one want to visit: 
Location of the ruins of the Vijayanagara empire, which was one of the most prominent kingdoms around 500 years ago. 

Hampi is a village located in Bellary district, Karnataka state, India. This is where a proper trip after almost two years took me in this June (two years ago, I quit my job and had been a student since then until a couple of months ago). The Vijayanagara empire ruins that it houses is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has more than 10 important attractions including remains of temples, idols, and forts. No wonder, it is the most searched historical place in Karnataka, on Google, the Wiki says.