Hampi isn’t nearly as well known as it ought to be! It was the capital of a great medieval civilisation, which, though abandoned, left behind a stunning heritage. Set aside the thousands of vividly colored boulders and fruit trees, this visual delight comes packaged with an entire set of unbeatable medieval architecture. It was once upon a time, in 1500, the second largest city in the world. The thriving, bustling city was torn down and razed by a combined attack from a number of Deccan sultanates. The city never recovered, and it’s lost glory is almost painful to witness. Most of the architecture is southern Hindu.
Essential travel information and Hampi tips for your visit
- Visit Tungabhadra Dam
- Beware of desperate touts itching to make a buck