"On the Rocks-At Hampi!" Top 5 Page for this destination Hampi by mallyak

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If dreams were made of stone, it would be Hampi

Strewn over a large area (about nine square miles) the ruins at Hampi offers a remainder of the greatest land in the whole world. Every rock, every path and every monument at Hampi speak the same language; a language of glory and beauty.

Although in ruins today, this capital city once boasted riches known far beyond the shores of India. The ruins of Hampi of the 14th Century lies scattered in about 26 sq. km area, amidst giant boulders and vegetation. Protected by theriver Tungabhadra in the north and rocky granite ridges on the other three sides, the ruins silently narrate the story of grandeur splendor and fabulous wealth. The splendid remains of palaces and gateways of the broken city tells a tale of men infinite talent and power of creativity together with his capacity for senseless destruction.

In Hampi at every turn there is a surprise. Every monument hides more than what they reveal. As an open museum, Hampi has numerous popular (100 plus!) locations . Dotted around the hills and valleys are 500 plus monuments. Among them are beautiful temples, basement of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings.., the list is practically endless. Hampi is a backpackers? paradise, and a pilgrims? delight.

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  • Pros:Be taken to the 14th century and forget your worries
  • Cons:????
  • Last visit to Hampi: Nov 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2016 at 5:20 AM

    Interesting to see the ancient ruins and temples and learn a bit about the history. This looks like the sort of place hubby and I would love. Now I want to explore more and maybe think about another holiday to India! Thanks for introducing me to Hampi mate :o)

  • bungi333's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2010 at 3:52 AM

    I can understand why you love this place! I really loved this place too. I would definitely want to visit there again.

  • illumina's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Some nice tips and great photos - I loved Hampi!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2010 at 10:01 PM

    Your page brought back great memories from my visit to Hampi! It is a lovely place!

  • Donna_in_India's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    Isn't Hampi wonderful?!! Great job on your pages. Ganesha was great but I also loved Nandi!

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    Superb Hampi page with lovely photographs! Temples such as Virupaksha, Hazar Rama, Krishna and Vittala certainly look amazing. Thanks for sharing. ~ho & pang

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2009 at 4:45 AM

    Excellent page on this fascinating place. The temples, the statues, the stone decorations are all a must-see. I was sorry for the poor elephant with a chain round his leg. Well, at least he doesn't have to carry heavy burdens.

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2009 at 2:57 AM

    My heart would have sank too. Never judge a book....

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2009 at 7:51 AM

    what a nice statue of ganesha! India does have so much to offer! Norman :) But I think it will be hard to climb the boulders!!!

  • iblatt's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Hello! Thanks for visiting my homepage! I'll read more of your great India pages in the coming few weeks, and probably ask for some advice as well... Regards, Ilan


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