Hampi in the state of Karnataka is situated on th banks of the Tungabhadra river and is one of the noted UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During the medieval period of the Vijayanagara empire which was popularly known as the the City of Victory, Hampi was its capital.Hampi is noted for its hundreds and hundreds of monuments including numerous temples and monolithic structures.Hampi even today in its ruined state exhibit its rare excellent features and Hindu architectural culture.Hampi situated on the backdrop of huge mountains attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists every year from different parts of the world.Hampi has an endless list of magnificent feature adding to its beauty like beautiful temples, basement of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings etc
LOCATION : Hampi on the banks of the river Tungabadra is situated in the central core of the Karnataka state and at a distance of about 53 km from Bangalore, and 13 km from Hospet.Hampi is situated at an altitude of about 467 m above sea level on a rugged terrain. A short walk up the hill will take you to the old Mandore fort and a large temple inside it. The now ruined Mandore fort, with its thick walls and substantial size, was built in several stages and was once a fine piece of architecture. A huge, now ruined temple is a highlight of the fort. The outer wall of the temple depicts finely carved botanical designs, birds, animals and planets.