Ramayana identifies this area as Kishkindha, home to King Sugreeva, his vanar sena (monkey army) and birth place of Lord Hanuman.
The mammoth boulders ( huge rocks/stones) stand testimony to the vagaries of time in a gravity defying stance.
They pile on each other in a beautiful symmetry, making you wonder, why don't they slide down?
History tells us the existence of a wealthy, glorious and powerful dynasty, The Vijayanagara Empire.
The dynasty was founded by 2 brothers, Harihara and Bukka.
The legacy was splendidly carried forward by his descendants, amongst which King Krishnadevarya has inked his place in the annals of history with flourish.
UNESCO has declared the city - or rather city of ruins - as a World Heritage Site. It will be protected as per international norms due to its historical significance.
This is the land of architecture, worship and sculptures.
The pious land of followers of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
The Land protected by boulders on 3 sides and by the mighty Tungabhadra river on one side.
The land which has withstood the invasions of the Bahmani kingdom and survived to tell the 600+year old history.