Historic Hampi

Tripoto
6th Jun 2014

Ancient Coins

Photo of Historic Hampi by Deepika Gumaste
Photo of Historic Hampi by Deepika Gumaste
Photo of Historic Hampi by Deepika Gumaste
Photo of Historic Hampi by Deepika Gumaste

The temple

Photo of Historic Hampi by Deepika Gumaste
Photo of Historic Hampi by Deepika Gumaste

Sculptures

Photo of Historic Hampi by Deepika Gumaste

Pillars

Photo of Historic Hampi by Deepika Gumaste

The temple complex

Photo of Historic Hampi by Deepika Gumaste
Photo of Historic Hampi by Deepika Gumaste

It was my birthday. I was now 24. My backpack was getting ready to set onto an awesome journey (did not proclaim it as yet). The time started racing and I was racing against the time. Though my bag was yet to be ready, I had already reached our destination- ‘Hampi’- the land of ruins.”

India is a land of temples, and Karnataka is definitely home to some of those magnificentstructures.Hampi, famous for its marketplace, is recognized by UNESCO as “world heritage structure.” While the relatively popular parts of Hampi are definitely the temples, I would suggest you also take a dekko at the relatively unvisited parts of human habitation. Apart from the colorful pots, mud houses, differently dressed people( some women are dressed in lehngas called as lamanis)are bound to catch your attention, the natural beauty of the rich and lush paddy fields is not to be missed.
We visited the chain of small temples upon a hill which was easy to reach thanks to the gentle slopes . Along with the intricate carvings even the overall sight is very picturesque at dusk .
Photo of Hemkuta Digambar Jain Temples, Hampi, Karnataka, India by Deepika Gumaste
We next went to the giant 22ft statue of Ugra Narsimhan which was partially destroyed by Mughal conquerors and is still undergoing restoration.
Photo of Ugra Narashimha, Krishnapura, Karnataka, India by Deepika Gumaste
Photo of Ugra Narashimha, Krishnapura, Karnataka, India by Deepika Gumaste
Here we found the Vijaya Vithal Temple Complex which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The musical pillars and the chariot temple are the highlights of this place
Photo of Vishnu Temple Comlex, Bellary, Karnataka, India by Deepika Gumaste
Photo of Vishnu Temple Comlex, Bellary, Karnataka, India by Deepika Gumaste
Photo of Vishnu Temple Comlex, Bellary, Karnataka, India by Deepika Gumaste
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