15 Things That Will Make You Want to Go to Hampi Now

Dotted with ancient ruins, Hampi, can transport you to the times when the Vijayanagar Empire flourished. Situated on the southern bank of the river Tungabhadra in Karnataka, Hampi was at the very core of the Vijayanagar Empire, founded by the brothers, Harihara I and Bukkaraya I in the 14th century. There are, however, historical records indicating that the first settlement in Hampi dates back to 1 BC and evidences suggesting that it was under the rule of Ashoka the Great during 3rd Century BC. This pretty much explains the grandeur, sophistication and magnanimity that these age old structures exude. If you are a travel photographer, then Hampi can provide you with some of the best travelscapes to practice your craft. Here are some stunning images on PhotoConcierge that will make you want to pack your camera bag and visit Hampi right away.

1. Golden sunsets

Photo by: T Narayan

2. The exquisite stone chariot at Vitthala temple

Photo by: T Narayan

3. Ancient ruins steeped in history

4. Picture-perfect moments

Photo by: Swasti Verma

5. The Sri Krishna temple built way back in AD 1515 by Krishnadevaraya  

Photo by: T Narayan

6. Beautiful temples

Photo by: T Narayan

7. The Virupaksha Temple Gopuram (tower) that stands unscathed since 15th century A.D 

Photo by: T Narayan

8. The archeological wonders from the Vijayanagar empire

9. Purple skies and dramatic landscapes

Photo by: Ritesh Niranjan

10. The famed coracle boats against the Hemakuta hill

Photo by: Ritesh Niranjan

11. The iconic stone chariot built by King Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire during the 16th century, as a result of his fascination with the Konark Sun temple chariot while fighting a battle in Odissa.

Photo by: Ritesh Niranjan

12. Sunset at the Vitthala Temple

Photo by: Ritesh Niranjan

13. The beautiful Virupaksha temple located on the banks of the river Tungabhadra

Photo by: Ritesh Niranjan

14. Age old fascinating rituals

15. The monolithic bull facing Virupaksha Temple, Lord Shiva’s shrine

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