From Mysuru we travelled to Hampi via overnight sleeper train to Hospet (the nearest town) in a 3 A/C compartment, which means a 3-tiered bunk in a compartment with 62 other people. 858 more words
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This is the #3 in an ongoing series of mini-posts we have started.
Virupaksha Temple, situated on the banks of Tungabhadra River, in the centre of… 276 more words
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If someone asks me to vote for India’s best known World Heritage site, I would chose Hampi. The reasons are obvious – it has sprawling ruins spread over a vast region of spectacular granite hills, long paddy fields and the mysterious Tungabhadra River that forms the life giving force of the otherwise dry monotonous semi-arid plateau of Southern Deccan.
It all started with a wild thought to just go for a solo trip for the 2017 Dussehra weekend. As Hampi is a well heard spot for solo travelers and with it being a town of Architectural ruins, I booked a bus ticket without a second thought. 1,241 more words
By Sharon St Joan
Inside a stone structure near the temple, langur monkeys played in the rays of the late afternoon sun.
Like nearly all Hindu temples, the Virupaksha Temple at Hampi began as just a small shrine; it is thought to go back to around the seventh century CE. 870 more words
Hampi in Karnataka is a jewel in India’s heritage beauty. It has a lot of temples and also an important pilgrimage center for both the Hindus and the Jains. 385 more words