Hampi story? Have you heard about the Vijayanagara Empire and its capital? Did you know, about Hampi, the place where Mata Parvati fell in love with Lord Shiva? let’s see what is magical Hampi story.
Let’s start with answering these questions, today we will talk about Hampi (A place of Love and Religion). Hampi is an ancient village located in Karnataka (The State of South India). It has a very religious history, in the 14th century it was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire and famous for its tradition.
Now it has more than 1600 remains of Hindu religion which attracts a lot of tourists around the world. Hampi story was a godown love story. is believed that in the 14th Century this place is known as the richest area because this area comes under the Vijayanagara Empire. Hampi has many religious places along with Forts, Rivers, Temples, Memorial structures, etc. This place has greater importance in Ramayana.
Moving further to its beauty and tradition tourists like to visit every place of this village. Now we will discuss the famous places of Hampi in the upcoming paragraphs.
The Stone Chariot
This place attracts most of the tourists, it is a small, dainty temple village located in Karnataka. It’s a Shrine built in Vittala Temple. There is no any kind of tourist restrictions. It was built by King Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire during the 16th century.
Sree Virupakshna Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Virupaksh and Lord Shiva. This temple was built by Lakkan Dhandesha, this temple is located on the south bank of river Trugabarda. This place is famous for its history.
It is located in the center of Hampi. Matanga hill is the highest point in the area, North part of the hill slopes down to the Tungabhadra River. It took generally 30 min to reach the top, there is also a famous temple present, which has the sculpture of Lord Krishna dancing on the body of a snake.
Vijay Vitthala Temple
This is an ancient monument which is well known for its exceptional architecture. It is located in the northeastern part of Hampi. This temple has amazing stone structures, which attract many tourists. It is believed that it was built during the reign of King Devaraya. This temple is surrounded by high compound walls and there is no any kind of tourist restrictions.
Hemakuta Hill Temple
This temple is one of the best places in Hampi. Well, many temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva but the temple has greater importance in nearby peoples. This temple is surrounded by tall & wide stone walls.
Hampi Bazaar Street
It is the main tourist point in Hampi, which spread in the area of 1km. Foreigners like to enjoy shopping for local items and most of them try to live according to their culture. There are a variety of local items that have specific importance.
A tour to Hampi is incomplete without visiting the Lotus Mahal. It is also known as the Kamal Mahal, it is the one of fine architectural designed places. There are only 10 INR fees to enjoy its beauty. There is no such kind of tourist restrictions.
These are some famous places that I described in the paragraph that is written above. There are many more places in Hampi like Hanuman Temple, Gagan Mahal, Krishna Temple, Riverside Ruins, Hemakuta Hills, etc. these are also the main tourist point of Hampi.
There are various modes of transportation are available to reach Hampi.
The airport is just 32 km away from there and other modes of public transport are also available like overnight buses and trains. Nearby people like to ride their vehicles to reach there.
Best time to visit
As it is a famous tourist point in India. The best time to enjoy your holidays between October to February because at that time temperature remains pleasant. People also like to visit there in monsoon but sometimes land becomes slippery. It took just 2 days to cover all places of Hampi and it is a safe place for girls. There are many things that you can learn from there and gain a lot of knowledge related to history. this all about Hampi story and places to visit in Hampi. Read more about Hampi
So how your thoughts about this village? There are many more mythological stories that you can learn from people living there. If you want to read more about South India tourist points than a visit to my previous blogs. Read here