Exploring Hampi..! World Heritage Site..!

Tripoto
26th Jan 2017

Hampi is situated near Hospet in Karnataka. When one reaches Hampi the Tungabhadra river unravels to the world with the subtle rays of the early sun. One can see the blend of human and natural physical landscape going hand in hand in Hampi. The visual attraction attracts people from far flung places. This region speaks volumes of history of the past.

Historical background of the place:

Hampi is having ancient background of Ramayana as well as it has structures depicting the rise of the Vijayanagara empire and multiple dynasties over the period of time. Hampi was a splendid city which was a capital of a formidable Hindu empire over the period of time with many successful rulers.

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Virupaksha temple.. this is one of the most visited and tourist attraction in Hampi. It is carved with multiple structures each one telling different story and is related to the historical incidents. If you want to hear the stories around the places, you can hire a guide.
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Hemakuta hill.. contains more than 30 temples and many shrines of different styles and sizes. We can clearly see the surrounding of this place and we will be able to guess why this place was so paramount geographically and politically in those times.!
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First monument that is seen while entering Hampi. This is an open plain pillared structure that is a huge monolithic sculpture of Ganesha. Plain pillar around the sculpture and thus an open pavilion is formed. The roof of it is simple and without any superstructure.
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We will be able so see many such structures in Hampi yet each one different in its own way. Each one is having its own story to tell and its own history behind its creation.
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Narasimha Shrine! This is the remain of the grand statue. The main statue was demolished during many wars happened over the period of time.
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Lotus Mahal.. One of the best examples of style of architecture..! Irrespective of the outside temperature, you will feel indifferent if you go inside. This happens because of the architecture. Similar style you will be able to experience in Golconda Fort in Hyderabad.
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Perfectly Built with tremendous perfections!
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Inside Lotus Mahal..! You will literally fall in love with this place. So elegant carves and designs makes you feel amazing.
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Elephant Stable
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Lotus Mahal
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Guards House
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View from Vithala temple. This place is very well maintained and there are many small places you can explore.
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Sculpture at Vithala Temple.
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Surrounding of Vithala temple.
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Mandap of Vithala temple
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Underground strucrures.
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Stone Cart.One of the best attractions on Hampi.
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Hampi Bazaar. You will be able to find many such bazaars around this place. Diamond bazaar(Hampi bazaar) near Virupaksha Temple, Bazaar near Krishna temple for agricultural and other products.
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Different designs on the walls of structures. There are sculptures which will be having multiple animals carved in a single stone and which explains the purpose if of each one.
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Food In Hampi

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Sizzlers in Hampi.!
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You can find multiple food options apart from Indian food like continental, Israeli food and many more dishes. There are many restaurants near Hampi bazaar . If you are staying at Hippie Island, you are blessed and can enjoy variety of dishes. "Sunny" is one of the best place to stay and have food.
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This is the view from the Hanuman temple. This completely shows the natural boundary of rocks and the significance of this place in past times.

Hippie Island : Best place to stay

This is the place where you will be able to get an altogether different experience. This place will be mostly crowded with foreigners. There are multiple places here for shopping and for foodies. Here you can get bikes on rent to explore places around. Some places are not very near so its better to get bike and save some time.

This is the best place where you cab relax after you explore the places complete day.

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View of Hippie Island.

You will be able to find many restaurants around where you can stay. Some of them are cheaper while some are costlier. It is recommended to pre-book your stay here because it is very difficult to find the place at last moment.

Finally this is the place which gives you best moments. Worth spending 4-5 days.  

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