Hampi also referred to as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in east-central Karnataka, India. It became the pilgrimage centre of the Hindu religion. It was the capital of Vijayanagara Empire in the 14th century.
Hampi was a prosperous, wealthy and grand city near the Tungabhadra River, with numerous temples, farms and trading markets. By 1500 CE, Hampi-Vijayanagara was the world’s second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing, and probably India’s richest city at that time.
Epic monuments of Hampi
Hampi is UNESCO World Heritage site because Epic structures
1)Vitthala Temple, Hampi
Vitthala Temple in Hampi is an ancient monument that is well-known for its exceptional architecture and unmatched craftsmanship. It is considered to be one of the largest and the most famous structure in Hampi.
The iconic temple has amazing stone structures such as the incomparable stone chariot and the fascinating musical pillars.
Hampi market was build in 1442, with a smaller one added in 1510.this market is very important as this market was one of the richest markets of world at its time of mid
Hampi Bazaar is the place to go to pick up knick-knacks, souvenirs, cheap clothes and trinkets to remember your trip to Hampi by. Situated right in front of Virupaksha temple. this bazaar which stretches for over a kilometre long is one of the main landmarks of Hampi. From embroidered shawls, fibre handicrafts, to stone carvings, this is the place to pick up anything Hampi-related.
Musical pillar was a great structural work by architects . Musical pillars was located in vitthal temple . It has 56 pillars in it .Each of the 56 pillars in this hall are monoliths, meaning they are carved out of single stone. Each pillar in turn have multiple columns and some even have sculptures carved into them. These columns on the pillars when struck with stone or wood are believed to emit sounds, therefore more popularly known as the Musical pillars of Hampi. Every pillar produce a fully different sound like of shankh,damru,tabla….
4) Shree Virupaksha Temple,
This is one of those temples where you can see the gopuram’s (temple tower) inverted image in one of the rooms in the temple. Quite a marvel to see how advanced are ancient folks were in science and technology.
5) Megificent structures
It’s it is beautiful
Hampi:-the pride of india