Hampi is a famous historical village and temple town located on the Bank of Tungabhadra River in northern Karnataka. It is among the most famous UNESCO world heritage site of India since 1986. This place was counted among the largest trading and most prosperous cities of the world during the 14 century and also called Vijayanagar. In ancient times, it was also famous for its spices and cottons.
Hampi is famous for being the part of the legendary Vijayanagar Empire and it continues to be located within the ruins of the city. It has many notable Hindu temples that makes the place a big draw among devotees and history lovers alike. The architecture and design of the temple is made by hands with incredible skill. This place is also mention in Ramayana and Puranas.
The structure of the monuments is constructed by bricks, granite and lime mortar. The architecture is also an adoption of Indo Islamic architecture. The Hampi monument has spread in 26 Km of area which include Hindu and Jain temples. Hampi has greater than 500 monuments and other attractions and some of major ones include Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Bazaar, Courtesan's Street, Achyuta Raya's Temple, Saasivekalu Ganesha, Hazara Rama Temple, Stone Doors, Zenana Enclosure.
Temples and other historical attractions make Hampione of the famous attractions for tourists from all parts of the world. This place is also visited by foreign nationals for a slice of a glorious past as in accident time Gold and Silver were two main currencies used for trading. This place is so rich for its art and architecture that you can’t miss it for sure.