Once the pride of the prosperous kingdom of Vijayanagara, Hampi is now a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site in Karnataka. The magnificent specimens of Dravidian art and architecture date back to the 16-17th centuries. With the passage of time, the ‘Group of Monuments at Hampi’ lay mostly in ruins. The rustic colors of the earthy mountains, the meandering Tungabhadra River
The heritage site is one of the open-air museums in India. On display are the finest of artistic craftsmanship of the bygone days. Virupaksha Temple is the star highlight along with many other magnificently-carved temples, tanks, residential quarters and more. Hampi stands as the last remains of one of the mightiest empires of South India.
How to reach
Hampi is a small village on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in the South Indian state of Karnataka.
Nearest airport: Hubli Airport is the nearest connection, 160 km away, while the closest international airport is in Bangalore.
Nearest railway station: Hospet is the closest railway station with frequent trains from all over India.