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History

HampiHampi, Vijaynagar - was once the capital of the largest Hindu empires in the Indian history. hampi city information, city information of hampi india, hampi city information, city information of hampi india, hampi city guide, city guide of hampi karnataka Founded by the Telugu princes Harihara and Bukka in 1336, it reached the height of its glory under Krisnadevaraya (1509-29) when it controlled the whole of peninsula, except for a string of commercial principalities along the Malbar coast.

Hampi had trade connections with international markets. Hindu, Muslim and Jain religions were practiced. The Brahmins were a privileged class. Sati (during of the wife on husband's pyre) and Devdasi system (temple prostitution) were common and widely practiced. Brahmini inscriptions discovered on the site date the first settlement here back to the 1st century AD and suggest that there was a Buddhist center nearby. The empire came to a sudden end after the battle of Talikota when the city was ransacked by the confederacy of the Deccan Sultans.

About Hampi

HampiHampi, are one of the most fascinating historical sites in south India. hampi city information, city information of hampi india, hampi city information, city information of hampi india, hampi city guide, city guide of hampi karnataka The superb ruins are set in a strange and beautiful boulderstrewn landscape which has an almost magical quality.

Hampi has become a thriving travelers center and most people stay at least a couple of days to soak up the atmosphere and explore the area. If you're in a hurry, you can see the main sites in one day, either by bicycle or on foot. Signposting in some parts of the site is inadequate, but you can't really get lost. It's not wise to wander around the ruins alone at dawn or dusk, since occasional muggings occur.

There are two points of entry to the ruins. Hampi Bazaar and the small village of Kamalapuram to the south. Most people prefer to start in Hampi Bazaar and walk of cycle to the main sites and then visit the museum at Kamalapuram.hampi city information, city information of hampi india, hampi city information, city information of hampi india, hampi city guide, city guide of hampi karnataka From Kamalapuram there are buses back to Hampi Bazaar (and to Hospet), or you can walk back along the road to Hampi Bazaar in about 40 minutes. There are restaurants in Hampi Bazaar and Kamalapuram, as well as a few soft drink and snack vendors at key monuments.

City Information Guide of Hampi India - Hampi is situated at an altitude of 467 m above sea level and was founded by Harihara I also known as Hakka and Bukka, the Kannada princes. This World Heritage Site served as the capital of the largest Hindu empire- the Vijayanagar empire. Hampi City Guide and during the reign of famous ruler Krishnadevaraya in the early 16th century, Hampi prospered the most and marked growth in the fields of arts, architecture, literature and military warfare. Hampi Karnataka City Guide and this glorious empire was ravaged by the Moghul invaders and the city was crushed and the entire kingdom was turned to ruins. Hampi City Guide and that city today acts as repository of the prestigious remnants of the great Vijaynagar empire.

 

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