Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India located near Hospet town in the Karnataka state, India. It is formed one of the core areas of the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire from 1336-1570. It is situated on the banks of the river Tungabhadra. In Hindu mythology, this area is known as Kishkinda and believed to be the kingdom of the monkey god Hanuman, who is taken birth at Anjandri Hill which is near to Hampi (Hampi Surrounding).

Among the attractions of Hampi are beautiful temples, ruins of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings… the list is practically endless. Hampi is a backpacker’s paradise, the same way a pilgrim’s delight.

Extensive remains of the palaces can be seen within the innermost enclosure of the ancient Vijayanagara. The various religious and secular structures which include Hindu and Jaina temples, audience hall of the king, the magnificent throne platform to witness the festivals and other events, the king’s balance (Tulabhara) are awe-inspiring.

Temples of this city are noted for their large dimensions, florid ornamentation, bold and delicate carvings, stately pillars, magnificent pavilions and a great wealth of iconographic and traditional depictions which include subjects from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

Hampi is heaven for Photographers to shoot landscapes, street, portraits, sunset and sunrise, architectural things. Other places surrounding Hampi can be visited are Pampa Sarovara, Sanapur Lake, Anjanadri Hill, Moulyavanta Hill, Kamalapur Museum, Anegondi, Navavrundavana, Veerupapur Gaddi, Durga Hill, Tunga Bhadra River stone carvings near Sanapur.

Bishappayya Gopuram Veerupaksha Temple

Bishappayya Gopuram Veerupaksha Temple

Hemakoot Hill Sunset

Hemakoot Hill Sunset

Badavi Linga, Hampi

Badavi Linga, Hampi

Lakshmi Narasimha, Hampi

Lakshmi Narasimha, Hampi

Lakshmi, Veerupaksha Temple Elephant

Lakshmi, Veerupaksha Temple Elephant

Pillars of Temples

Pillars of Temples

A Devotee

A Devotee

Hemakoot

Hemakoot

Kadale Kaalu Ganesh Temple

Kadale Kaalu Ganesh Temple

Kadale Kaalu Ganesh Temple Premises

Kadale Kaalu Ganesh Temple Premises

Lotus Mahal Hampi

Lotus Mahal Hampi

Anjanadri Temple

Anjanadri Temple

Chakratheertha of Hampi

Chakratheertha of Hampi

Elephant Stables

Elephant Stables

Hazar Raam Temple Hampi

Hazar Raam Temple Hampi

Hemakoot Hill Sunset

Hemakoot Hill Sunset

Manmath Pushkarani of Veerupaksha Temple

Manmath Pushkarani of Veerupaksha Temple

Manmath Pushkarani

Manmath Pushkarani

Lotus Mahal

Lotus Mahal

Lotus Mahal Inside View

Lotus Mahal Inside View

Nandi Inside Veerupaksah Temple Entrance

Nandi Inside Veerupaksah Temple Entrance

Krishna Temple Pushkarani

Krishna Temple Pushkarani

Pushkarani

Pushkarani

Veerupaksha Temple View

Veerupaksha Temple View

Veerupaksha Temple Inside

Veerupaksha Temple Inside

Veerupaksha Temple Premises

Veerupaksha Temple Premises

Procession of Veerupaksha Temple Hampi

Procession of Veerupaksha Temple Hampi

Rocky Hills

Rocky Hills

Sanapur Lake

Sanapur Lake

Stone Bridge Hampi

Stone Bridge Hampi

Tungabhadra River of Hampi

Tungabhadra River of Hampi

Vijay Vittal Temple Pushkarani

Vijay Vittal Temple Pushkarani

Vijay Vittal Temple Stone Chariot

Vijay Vittal Temple Stone Chariot

Vijay Vittal Temple, Hampi

Vijay Vittal Temple, Hampi

Vijay Vittal Temple Premises

Vijay Vittal Temple Premises

Queens Bath, Hampi

Queens Bath, Hampi

Stone Chariot

Stone Chariot

Stone Sculptures

Stone Sculptures

Hemakoot Hill Sunset

Hemakoot Hill Sunset

Vijay Vittal Temple

Vijay Vittal Temple

Vijay Vittal Temple

Vijay Vittal Temple

Sunset Anjanadri

Sunset Anjanadri

Sunset from Hemakoot Hill

Sunset from Hemakoot Hill

Visitors to Veerupaksha Temple

Visitors to Veerupaksha Temple

About Shreenivas Yenni

I am Shreenivas Yenni from a small town Gangavathi in Karnataka State. I am working as Junior Engineer at Karnataka Power Transmission Sector. Photography is my favorite hobby. I love to shot portraits, landscapes, and streets.

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