Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Hampi in Karnataka offer experience like no other place elsewhere. Ruins of the era goneby. Even part of the ruins there are structures that still have so much to offer in terms of architecture and grandeur. For anyone interested in architecture and history, journey to different areas of Hampi is simply an experience worth its effort.
Hampi is a UNESCO world heritage site and the area can be fully explored in two days.
Hampi has various notable Hindu temples, some of which are still active places of worship. Among the most notable are:
# Virupaksha Temple known as the Pampapathi temple, it is a Shiva temple situated in the Hampi Bazaar. The temple has a 160-foot (49 m) high tower at its entrance.
# Hazara Rama Temple Complex : This ruined temple complex is well-known for elaborate frescos from Hindu Mythologies and a sprawling courtyard well-laid with gardens.
# Krishna Temple Complex : This temple complex has been recently excavated through the last decade, and restoration work is in progress.
# Vittala Temple Complex : This is perhaps the most famous and well-known among the ruins of Hampi. The iconic stone chariot in the vicinity of this temple complex is a symbol of Karnataka Tourism.
Hampi is a major inbound destination and visited during Winter (Oct – March). Other areas to visit around here are Daroji Bear Sanctuary and Tungbhadra Dam.
Hampi is a popular ex-Bangalore train getaway as well.
Recommended Stay Duration: 2 nights Seasonality: Oct - March