Hampi

Key Points
  • Ideal Duration: 2-4 days
  • Best Time: Oct-Mar
  • Nearest Airport: Bangalore

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and recently ranked second in New York Time's must see global destinations. The place is situated in the shadowed depth of hills and valleys in the state of Karnataka. The place is spread over 4,100 hectare. The place has 100+ locations to explore and see the rich history of the city.

The place is 376 kilometres (234 mi) from Bangalore and 385 kilometres (239 mi) from Hyderabad.

The place was the centre of the Hindu Vijayanagara Empire capital in the 14th century. It is surrounded by 500 ancient monuments, beautiful temples and treasury building and captivating remains of Vijayanagar Empire. It maintained a huge army to protect it from other kingdoms. The place was also a trade center for several things including cotton, spices, and gem stones. Due to its historic importance, Hampi was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. After that, many efforts have been taken to restore the lost glory of the place.

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