Hampi is an ancient South Indian village popular for its stone temples and ancient ruins. Settled in the rough landscapes in the Bellary region of Karnataka, Hampi is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. The stone temples and remnants are a memory of the rich history and culture of the region. Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire and prospered under the rule of Krishnadevaraya. In its days of glory, Hampi was known to be the wealthiest city in India. Its riches and glory were notable nationwide and abroad, and attracted the merchants from Portugal and Persia. Today, the ruins draw in scores of tourists, history buffs, and architecture aficionados.
Top Reasons to Visit Hampi
- To visit ancient and beautiful temples.
- To enjoy scenic sunrise and sunset over ancient ruins.
- To know interesting facts about ancient sculptures, architecture, and culture of Vijayanagar empire.
- To enjoy trekking to Matunga and Anjuna Hills.
- To relax near picturesque Sanapur Dam.