Photographs, courtesy LensDynamic.
An overnight drive from Bangalore, Hampi is a heritage town in Karnataka, India. About 600 years ago, it among the richest places in world, ruled by the powerful Vijayanagara Empire. This city is situated on the southern bank of the Tungabhadra River. It is identified with Pampa, a princess who performed tapasya for Lord Shiva. Pleased, he married her and took the name Pampapati. The Vijayanagara Empire was built around the Shiva temple, Virupaksha.