Situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in Karnataka, Hampi is a captivating destination that takes you on a historic journey. Travelling to Hampi is an adventure in and of itself. The town takes you through beautiful scenery, with emerald-green paddy fields, rugged hills, and coconut palms at every turn. You are transported to a period of richness and architectural grandeur the moment you step foot in Hampi.
Rock climbing on Hampi's boulder-strewn slopes is a spectacular adventure for the daring. As you climb the rugged terrain, take in the beautiful views from the summit. You may also enjoy a coracle trip along the Tungabhadra River, immersing yourself in the tranquillity of the environment while seeing the rustic charm of rural life.
There are so many things to do in Hampi which will give you a glimpse of its illustrious past. The Lord Shiva-dedicated Virupaksha Temple is a must-see. This ancient temple is a marvel to behold, with its tall gopuram or entry tower, beautiful carvings, and hallowed sanctums. As you go around the temple complex, you'll come across mesmerising gardens, pillared halls, and centuries-old religious ceremonies. Another wonder that visitors marvel over is the Vittala Temple Complex. The renowned Stone Chariot is an artistically carved stone sculpture that represents the architectural grandeur of Hampi. These are just some of the must-visit places in Hampi. Admire the beautiful sculptures that cover the temple walls, narrating stories of ancient legends, and marvel at the antique pillars that have a story behind each carving.
The food in Hampi draws in the pallet with its distinct flavours and traditional delights. Badanekayi, Ellu Chutney, Benne Dosa and Holige are all local favourites. Don't miss out on the pleasant flavour of sugarcane juice, a favourite local drink that will keep you cool in the hot Hampi heat.
The locals take pride in their heritage and showcase it through vibrant festivals and traditional rituals. Witness the Hampi Utsav, a grand celebration that brings the past to life through cultural performances, processions, and colourful decorations. Experience the joyous spirit of the people as they come together to pay homage to their glorious past. Allow Hampi's charm and grandeur to leave an unforgettable impact on your spirit as you see the splendour of its history.
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