HAMPI, the seat of the famed VIJAYANAGARA empire was the capital of the largest empire in post-mogul India, covering several states. Learn more about Hampi here.

Elephant Stable, Hampi

Elephant Stables in Hampi. Photographer Kevin Sallée

The Elephant Stable in Hampi is an impressive structure that was used to provide shelter for the royal elephants of the Vijayanagara Empire. The elephant stable is located in the area that lies just outside the Zenana Enclosure. It is one of the very few structures that have not suffered extensive damage during the Mughal […]

Akka Tangi Gudda, Hampi – A Wonder Formed by Rock

Akka Tangi Gudda, Hampi. Photographer Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram

Akka Tangi Gudda or Akka Thangi Gudda is a formation of two gigantic rocks. It is located at Kaddirampura, just near the main road that leads from Hampi to Kamlapur. It is a natural arrangement of rocks that have been standing at the site from ancient ages. The rock formation is considered to be an […]

Vittala Temple, Hampi – An Architectural Wonder

vittala temple, anegondi, hampi

The Vittala Temple or Vitthala Temple in Hampi is an ancient monument that is well-known for its exceptional architecture and unmatched craftsmanship. It is considered to be one of the largest and the most famous structure in Hampi. The temple is located in the north eastern part of Hampi, near the banks of the Tungabhadra […]

Kuduregombe Mantapa, Hampi – A Charming Monument

Horse pillars at entrance to water tank in Hampi by Dinesh Kannambadi

The Kuduregombe Mantapa in Hampi is a prominent monument known for its architectural brilliance. The monument is situated near the Chariot Road, in an area that lies midway between the Gejjala Mantapa and the famous Vittala Temple. This monument is one of the outstanding stone structures in Hampi. It is a remarkable structure that is […]

Queen’s Bath, Hampi – An Ornate Structure

Queen's Bath, Hampi. Photographer Rpisharody

The Queen’s Bath in Hampi is a colossal bath that exemplifies the architectural excellence prevalent during the days of the Vijayanagara Empire. It is located close to the entrance of the Royal Enclosure in Hampi. Constructed during the reign of the Vijayanagara Empire, the Queen’s Bath impresses visitors even today, more than 500 years after […]

Hampi Utsav

Hampi Utsav 2010

Hampi Utsav, also known as the Vijaya Utsav, Festival of Hampi has been celebrated from the times of the Vijayanagar reign. This event has been reiterated as the “Nada Utsava “ by the Government of Karnataka. Hampi being a World Heritage Site is a international tourist spot. This festival is attributes to the mega cultural […]

Archaeological Museum Hampi, Kamalapura – A Treasure Trove of Relics and Artefacts

Bust of krishnadevaraya's queen at Archaeological Museum, Kamalapur, Hampi. Image Credits @ vkiran_2000

The Archaeological Museum at Kamalapura is dedicated to the ruins of Hampi and the Vijayanagara Empire. Kamalapura is a small town in the Bellary district in Karnataka. It is situated within the ruins of the old city of Vijayanagara and just outside the ‘Royal Centre’ of the Vijayanagara Empire. The Archaeological Museum at Kamalapura is […]