A Journey Into The Lost Kingdom Of Hampi

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To put it bluntly, the Kingdom Of Hampi is magnificent. This UNESCO World Heritage Site draws in tourists with the promise of magnificent ruins, giant boulders, gorgeous sunsets and fascinating history. And it doesn’t disappoint. Take a look…

Follow us to this Forgotten Empire

Follow the stone pathways and join us as we explore the lost kingdom of Hampi

Hampi is known as the monkey kingdom and rightly so!

With a monkey (or two) around every corner, Hampi is also known as the Monkey Kingdom

Probably one of the most photographed monuments of Hampi- the Stone Chariot at Vithala temple

The grand Stone Chariot at Vithala Temple is probably one of Hampi’s most photographed monuments

The Sasivekalu Ganesha, apparently his stomach resembles a mustard seed

The Sasivekalu is also referred to as Mustard Ganesha because his stomach resembles a mustard seed

The entrance of Vithala Tepmle- the extravagant architectural showpiece of Hampi

Vithala Temple’s entrance showcases Hampi’s architectural brilliance

The Vithala temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is a fine example of human craftsmanship

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Vithala Temple is a fine example of ancient craftsmanship in Hampi

Don't miss the much-ta;led about sunset of Hampi

The sunset over Hampi’s ruins and temples is a sight that should not be missed

According to mythology, Lord Shiva did his Penance on the Hemakuta Hill before he married Parvati

According to mythology, Lord Shiva did his penance on the Hemakuta Hill before he married Parvati

Parked coracles at the Tungabhadra river

Coracles, or wickerwork boats, sit at the Tungabhadra River, which the Ramayan refers to as River Pampa

Lost in thought or lost the way?

Lost in thought or lost the way? Sadhus are a common sight in Hampi

The Virupaksha Temple is the main center of pilgrimage at Hampi

The Virupaksha Temple is the main center of pilgrimage at Hampi

The panels and bas relics at the Hazara Rama Temple depict the story of the epic Ramayana

The wall panels and bas relics at the Hazara Rama Temple depict the story of the epic Ramayana

Believe it or not, he has been dressing up like this for the past 12 years

Believe it or not, this Monkey Man has spent the last 20 years in character, ever since he was 8-years-old

The glorious ruins of Hampi

Hampi’s ruins would be incomplete without a glimpse of the monkeys that reign over this lost kingdom

The Narasimha statue is the largest monolith statue in Hampi.

The Narasimha statue, sitting on the coils of a seven-headed snake, is the largest monolith statue in Hampi

The giant boulders definitely make for a comfortable bed! The amazing view is just a perk

The giant boulders make for a comfortable bed; the amazing view of Hampi is just a perk!

Photo credits: Mohit Khushalani

Whoever said that ‘a photograph narrates a thousand words’ was probably talking about the Kingdom Of Hampi. This is just a glimpse of the grandeur that awaits you here. Visit the lost kingdom of Hampi on a Deccan Odyssey journey and see the legends come alive!

Published on: Mar 1, 2017

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    Vishal August 8, 2018 (10:12 pm)

    This place is kishkindha call in ramayan king was bali and sugriv bali killed by ram sugriv became king then they start searching jata sita