Archeological Ruins and Group of Monuments, Hampi
The World Heritage Site of Hampi looks similar to the scenic painting of faded, rusty colours offset by the emerald greens of plantations sprinkled around the ruins. This architectural marvel comprises of pieces of architecture that have been long hidden within the golden pages of history. A visit to these monuments will transport you back to a time of wealthiness and also ruthless invasions.
Things to see
- Virupaksha Temple also called the 'Pampavathi Temple'
- Badavi Linga, the largest monolithic Linga in Hampi
- Vittala Temple Complex
- Ganigatti Jain temple
- Krishna Temple that was constructed in 1513 CE during the rule of king Krishnadevaraya
- The 'Lotus Palace', 'Chitrangini Mahal' and 'Kamal Mahal' located in the 'Zanana Enclosure'
- Hampi Bazaar also referred to as the Virupaksha Bazaar
- Archaeological Museum located at Kamalapura established by ASI
How to get there?
- Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates buses from various cities in Karnataka to Hospet, the nearest bus stop to Hampi.
- There are several long distance express trains that pass via Hospet outside of passenger trains that link the nearby cities with Hospet. You can take your pick from direct trains of the likes of Hampi Express.
- About 160 kilometres to the west of Hampi lies the nearest airport in Hubli.
Group of Monuments, Hampi
Archeological Ruins and Group of Monuments, Hampi, Hampi, Hampi, Ballari, Karnataka, 583239