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.

Prasanna Virupaksha or Underground Shiva Temple, Hampi

Prasanna Virupaksha or Underground Shiva Temple, Hampi. Photographer Ssenthilkumaran

Prasanna Virupaksha temple is one of oldest temples in Hampi. Built during the reign of the Vijayanagara Empire, the temple is located near the main road to Hampi bus stand and close to the Noblemen’s quarters after Chandikesvara temple. It is one of the popular temples that are visited by tourists on the Hampi trail. […]

Tenali Rama Pavilion, Hampi – A Slice of Ruined Heritage

The Tenali Rama Pavilion is located near the Zenana Enclosure of Hampi. It is an elevated area that stands close to the Royal Centre of the Vijayanagara Empire. It is one of the many structures in the ruined city that attract tourists till this date. The pavilion still reminds people about Tenali Ramakrishna, the witty […]

Courtesan Street or Sule Bazaar, Hampi – A Peep into an Interesting Past

The Courtesan Street (Soolai Bazaar or Sule Bazaar) in Hampi is a deserted temple street. It is located at the foot of the Matanga Hill and in front of the beautiful Tiruvengalanatha Temple, also known as Achyuta Raya’s Temple. Lined with a number of exquisitely carved pillars, this street was one of the liveliest market […]

Domed Gateway, Hampi – Grand Entryway of the Past

Domed Gateway. Photographer Shriram Swaminathan

The Domed Gateway is an ancient doorway situated in the town of Hampi. The huge entrance gateway is an interesting structure that attracts visitors’ attention. It is one of the well-preserved structures of Hampi and has managed to withstand the test of time and human destruction. Quick Facts Timing: Open on all days of the […]

Pattabhirama Temple, Hampi

Pattabhirama temple, Hampi. Photographer Dinesh Kannambadi

Pattabhirama Temple is a beautiful structure that stands in the ruined city of Hampi. It is located at Kamalapur at a distance of 6 km from the main heritage site of Hampi. The temple is known for its intricate architecture. It is dedicated to the Hindu deity, Lord Rama. It was a prominent destination for […]