Travel local: Explore the temple ruins of Hampi, go on a road trip to Spiti; Nimisha Tiwari; Economic Times

You can also go on a photography trail to see the lively streets and sea side treats of Mumbai come alive.

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Tracing Hindu mythology – 7 places you need to visit in India; Shikha Gautam; India Times

India is home to many wonders and tales that have hooked the world for some centuries now. If tales, folklore, and mythology is what you are interested in, a trip to places that have a connection with Hindu mythology is imperative. You will find this handpicked guide to places mentioned in Hindu mythology all the more interesting if you fancy treading the blurred line between real and mythology.

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Ruining the ruins: Keep vandals out; Shivakumar Malagi; Deccan Chronicle

Hampi was a forgotten wonder until 1856 when it was re-discovered by Alexander Greenlaw of the East India Company.

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Men Who Destroyed Pillar In Hampi Arrested For Vandalism, Say They ‘Did It In Excitement’; Akanksha Agarwal; StoryPick

Serves them right…

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A ride to mystical Hampi; Deccan Chronicle

A long ride to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is sure to enthral any travel lover.

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Heritage site Hampi is second on NYT’s top 52 travel destinations; Manorama

It has been a favourite holiday destination for many but it recently became highly accessible due to the opening of an airport just 40 km from Hampi.. Hampi. UNESCO heritage site. historic destination. Karnataka travel.

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The magical world of Hampi; Prathiksha Lakshmikanth; Deccan Herald

Hampi has been steadily gaining an increased number of tourists in the past decade. With New York Times recently putting it second on the list of 52 must-see destinations in the world, the UNESCO…

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Top Things to do in the Land of Ruins- Hampi; Nataliya Stefanus; Travel Blog

A visit to Hampi will transport you to a different era. A glimpse of the long-lost Vijayanagara Empire is just breathtaking. It is located on the bank…

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Ambling through the City of Victory; Madhula Banerji; The Daily Star

India – Group of Monuments at Hampi

Travel back to the bygone days of the Vijayanagara dynasty. The ruin of the ancient city of Hampi today stands amidst gargantuan boulders. Climb up the 575 steps to the Anjaneya temple to view the sunset and hike atop the Matanga hill for a sublime sunrise, or take a coracle ride across the Tungabhadra river during the wee hours, the only sound breaking the silence being the swish-swash of the oar dipping in the water. Nature and history at their best—barren mountains, lush coconut trees, serene water of the Tungabhadra, a string of historical monuments—this UNESCO World Heritage Site is slowly getting featured on the traveller’s map.

Vijayanagara (literally, ‘the city of victory’) was founded in 1336 in the Deccan region of the Indian subcontinent by two brothers, Hakka and Bukka. The city of about sixteen square miles with over a thousand monuments was built on the banks of the Tungabhadra, a confluence of Tunga and Bhadra rivers. Islamic invasion loomed large as the Delhi Sultanate began to expand its dominion.

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Hampi: A Land Of Ruins Still Alive – Photo Series By Indian Photographer Shreenivas Yenni; 121 Clicks

India – Group of Monuments at Hampi

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India located near Hospet town in the Karnataka state, India. It is formed one of the core areas of the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire from 1336-1570. It is situated on the banks of the river Tungabhadra. In Hindu mythology, this area is known as Kishkinda and believed to be the kingdom of the monkey god Hanuman, who is taken birth at Anjandri Hill which is near to Hampi.

Among the attractions of Hampi are beautiful temples, ruins of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings… the list is practically endless. Hampi is a backpacker’s paradise, the same way a pilgrim’s delight.

Extensive remains of the palaces can be seen within the innermost enclosure of the ancient Vijayanagara. The various religious and secular structures are awe-inspiring.

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