One of the most dramatic places whose history is a rather undeniable story of how tiny hamlet had grown into the rambling medieval metropolis. Something that has been ruled for more than 200 years has definitely a lot of reveal.
Jackie Chan’s “The Myth” being shot here fittingly whispered: MYTH IS AN ATTEMPT TO NARRATE A WHOLE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, OF WHICH THE PURPOSE IS TO DEEP, GOING TO DEEP IN THE BLOOD AND SOUL, and FOR MENTAL DESCRIPTION. I definitely had to be here to believe it .Locals told me that in its heyday, the city was considered larger than Rome and grander than Lisbon. Today, the beautifully chiseled granite ruins stand as forlorn bystander to past glory.
A world heritage Site, most of Hampi’s structures are located in two main areas: The sacred centre and the Royal Enclosure. The opulent palaces, marvelous palaces, massive fortifications, baths, markets, aqua ducts, pavilions, watchtowers and stables add rugged feel to the place.
HAMPI, where the pillars still sing is to be seen and believed. As the saying goes everything that goes up must come down . It did! The capital city of magnificent Vijayanagara Empire fell to the invaders from North and subsequently lapsed into decline. However, these historical ruins still evoke memories of imperial splendor. The Kings Palace, Elephant Stables, Hazara Rama temple and Vijaya Vittala Temple are Hampi’s crowning glory.The traces and scents of a bygone era still lingers fresh in my mind.
At Hampi, the past comes alive and they virtually transport you to a world of kings, battles and long forgotten marvels. Hampi was a showpiece of India’s might in the 15th century. The ancient city of Hampi was spread across a 29 sq km area along the Tungabhadra river.