Bengaluru chef attempts to take a selfie, knocks down 2 Hampi pillars; Vikram Gopal; Hindustan Times

Nagaraj, who works as a chef, was caught on Wednesday after the incident occurred as security guards in the historical complex noticed him near the fallen pillars.

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Another Act Of Vandalism In Hampi: Bengaluru Tourist Arrested For Damaging Pillars Near Vijaya Vitthala Temple Site; Swarajya

Nagaraj is said to have pushed one of the pillars, which collapsed onto another pillar, both falling to the ground.

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10 Best Backpacking Destinations in India in 2019; Luxatic

There’s no better time to pack that backpack and head off into the misty mountains of the Himalayas, the backwaters of Kerala, the beaches of Goa.

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5 Unknown Facts about Hampi; John Roshan Anto; Silicon India

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World heritage site Hampi in Karnataka faces flood threat; Tribune India

The world heritage site Hampi along the banks of Tungabhadra River in Ballari district has been inundated with authorities releasing over 1.70 lakh cusecs of water from a reservoir on Sunday morning.

Source: World heritage site Hampi in Karnataka faces flood threat

A walk through some mysterious ‘Ghost Towns’ of India; India Times

There are a number of spooky and scary places in the country which once used to be flourishing and happy places brimming with people. But over the time, these places were consumed by darkness and death and became Ghost Towns. Deserted, cold and eerie feeling engulfs you the moment you set foot inside any such place. Not much information is available on what happened to such places, for some it was natural calamity, for others they say it was a curse! Let’s have a look at some of the spookiest and mysterious ghost towns in India that you might not even be aware of till date!

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IRCTC 4-Day Hampi Tour Package: Cost, Itinerary, Other Details Here; NDTV

IRCTC Tour Package: IRCTC is offering a three nights and four days tour package to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi in northern Karnataka.

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Preserve soul of Hampi, prepare master plan: Intach; Shivakumar Malagi; Deccan Chronicle

The government has proposed a revised a Hampi Master Plan- 2021 and as part of this exercise, experts and public opinion has been sought.

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Hotel Review: Heritage Resort Hampi, Hospet in India; Bindu Gopal Rao; Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers Heritage Resort Hampi, a luxury resort close to the famed ruins of Hampi that makes it the perfect place to explore the…

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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.

Source: Tracing Hindu mythology – 7 places you need to visit in India

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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Hampi, a Poetry in Stones- 2days Itinerary; Debjani Paul; Tripoto

India – Group of Monuments at Hampi

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Karnataka is blessed with a strong lineage of history and heritage. This state is a gem in the Indian map of heritage sites and archeological wonders. Hampi is one of the most prominent UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the state of Karnataka. Hampi is a poetry in stone!

History – Situated by the banks of Tungabhadra river, Hampi became a capital of prosperous Vijayanagar Empire during the 14th century. By 15th century Hampi became one of the largest and most prosperous medieval-era cities in the world. It was a trading capital where traders from across the globe used to come. From Chinese to Parsi to Portuguese to Iraninans Vijaynagar empire was a global melting pot! During 1565, the Muslim Sultante brought in a tragic end to this beautiful empire.

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