Hampi was the seat of the Vijaynagar Empire. The Vijaynagar rulers were the great lovers of art and architecture which can be known from the beautiful carved temples, monuments and sculptures in Hampi and all over the South. In 1565, the combined armies of the Muslim Sultanates defeated the Vijayanagar ruler and plundered, burnt and sacked the abandoned city mercilessly, and left the ruins for the treasure seekers. Today, the temples and palaces are scattered over an area of 25 square km.
Hampi, was once the flourishing capital of the Vijayanagar Empire in Northern Karnataka. This amazing place exhibits the vast relics of the city of Vijaynagar, also known as the City of Victory. Hampi is now a Unesco World Heritage Site. I feel blessed to have at last visited this enchanting place.
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