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Dissolve the distance between the past and the present by exploring Hampi





Tourists generally prefer an adventurous location or a sea shore or some hill station to freak out in their vacations. But there is a niche group of people who are really dumbstruck with rumbling ruins, archeological artifacts, historical monuments and a kind of royal nostalgia. Hampi, in Karnataka, is the place for them. There are many points of attractions in Hampi that could keep you imagining the glorious era of the Vijayanagar Empire. With a long stretch of ruins of the ancient era and a large number of old-day temples scattered here and there, Hampi is the place that should be rolled into the list of ‘next vacation places’.

Attractions in Hampi

Hampi is the small archeological town of Vijayanagar. It has been declared as a ‘World Heritage Centre’ by the UNESCO. There is practically nothing other than the ruins to look at in Vijayanagar. But it is the ruins that would take your breath away! It is amazing to see a whole town destroyed, with its last remains, submitted out to public display. The other fantastic spots of attractions in Hampi are the temples that have been standing erect since centuries together! The Vithala temple, the Virupaksha temple and the Balakrishna temple are some of the most beautiful places that you would love to visit. And don’t forget the Matanga hills! The rocky landscape here would give a spurt of adventure to those who are fascinated by the idea of rock climbing!

Hampi Festival

This is the time you should leave out everything and plan a visit to Hampi! The Hampi festival is organized in the month of November every year and involves a ravish display of the Kannad culture. The festival encompasses a grand show of music, cultural procession and puppet shows. Generally, the Hampi festival is the time, when maximum tourists are attracted to this place. An otherwise humble tourist location is suddenly converted into a Gala affair during this span of three days! Of late, certain fun activities and sports have also been included in the cultural pomp. The dates are generally not fixed; however, the scheduled dates are made public weeks ahead so that tourism goes in a more of pre-planned manner! Fireworks are amazing here during this time and this small silent city suddenly becomes flooded with people.

So, if you are visiting Hampi this vacation, make it a point to tick in the best dates and plan the trip month ahead! It will not disappoint your excitement!

About Author praveen kumar :

Praveen is a prominent and amateur writer, primarily focusing on providing Salzburg Travel Guide for those planning to travel to Salzburg. Here you can get relevant facts about accommodations in Salzburg, attractions in Salzburg, weather, nightlife, things to do and lots more.


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