Hampi, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Hampi (Kannada: ಹಂಪಿ) a World Heritage Center, is located in Bellary District of the Karnataka state, India, on the bank of the River Tunga Bhadra. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. This town the capital of Vijayanagara Empire was built in the 14th century. The ruins of Hampi lies scattered in about 26 sq kms area. Main attractions are Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple complex, stone chariot, Lotus Mahal, Sasvekalu Ganesha, ...

Virupaksha Temple:

Virupaksha Temple Entrance

Rear view of Virupaksha Temple Entrance

Town of Hampi with Rocks

Vittala Temple Complex:

Vittala Temple

Musical Pillars in Vittala Temple

Stone Chariot

One of the many Ganesha Idols in Hampi

Getting There:
By Air, nearest Airports are,
- Toranagallu Airstrip (around 50 kms), Kingfisher Airlines has service from Bengaluru to this place
- Hubli Airport (around 160 kms), Kingfisher Airlines has service from Bengaluru & Mumbai to Hubli
- Bengaluru International Airport (around 350 kms)

By Rail, nearest station is Hospet (13 kms), Hospet is linked by rail to Hubli, Bengaluru, Bijapur, Guntkal.

By Road,
- Its around 353 kms from Bengaluru (NH4 & NH13)
- Its around 160 kms from Hubli (NH63)
- Its around 75 kms from Bellary (NH63)
- Its around 130 kms from Harihar (SH 25)

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Places of Interest nearby:
* T. B. Dam: (Tunga Bhadra Dam - its around 16 km)
* Kudala Sangama (130 km)
* Badami (140 km)
* Pattadkal (135 km)
* Aihole (140 km)

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