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, The ruins of the Vijayanagar Kingdom

 
 
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Nimii
post Feb 16 2006, 02:06 PM
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Last weekend I spent 2 awesome days in the ruins of Vijayanagar Kingdom in Hampi.

The expanse of the kingdom is something to be seen. The history comes alive in front of eyes when you see the broken structures that were once great monuments. It is sad to see how destruction can take a toll on the rich memoirs of our history sad1.gif

For people who do not know where Hampi is - Hampi is in northern part of Karnataka.

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The environs of Hampi

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post Feb 16 2006, 02:23 PM
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GANESH TEMPLE..
In the pic it looks small but it is a huge Ganesh Statue
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View of the surrounding area from the Ganesh Temple
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post Feb 16 2006, 02:33 PM
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Monolith watch tower on the hill

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Ruins around that area

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A Hanuman temple - with a beautiful tree

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post Feb 16 2006, 02:38 PM
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Views of Virupaksha Temple (Lord Shiva)
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Details of the Virupaksha Temple

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post Feb 16 2006, 03:25 PM
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Hanuman carved on the pillars - Achutraya Temple (named after the King)

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Entrances of the temple.. you can see the top part of the entrance has been destroyed(bricks were used to construct the top dome and has probably been destroyed during the wars and further affected by the weathering)
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post Feb 16 2006, 03:30 PM
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Excavation work still going on...

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Pillars of the stalls of what used to the bazaar

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post Feb 16 2006, 03:46 PM
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Great photos Nimi-ji! ohmy.gif
Now give us some descriptions too! smile.gif




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post Feb 16 2006, 03:53 PM
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And where is the photo of the stone-chain? Puhleeeze show us that too...

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post Feb 16 2006, 05:56 PM
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QUOTE(Mandrake @ Feb 16 2006, 03:53 PM) *

And where is the photo of the stone-chain? Puhleeeze show us that too...


Oho!! Billi aunty ko leke Hampi ruins mein gayee thi??? good pics Nimmu...

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post Feb 17 2006, 09:57 AM
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Haan deti ROm ji mad.gif Please bear with the delay.. Aur bhi pix hai jo resize kar ke u/l karna headbang.gif

Mandrake stone chain kahan thaa re?????????????AYyo did I miss something?!?!?! In Vittala temple there are musical pillars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post Mar 6 2006, 09:16 AM
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WOW! these are fantastic! awesome place.. were 2 days enough to see the place?
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post Mar 6 2006, 09:17 AM
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Na Chitz it was tiring.. wish we had alteast a min of 4 days!!

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post Mar 6 2006, 09:21 AM
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QUOTE(Nimii @ Mar 5 2006, 07:47 PM) *

Na Chitz it was tiring.. wish we had alteast a min of 4 days!!

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Whats the nearest big city from there? Did you drive to the place or took transportation? Please share more info about your trip when you get a chance. Thanks smile1.gif
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post Mar 6 2006, 09:28 AM
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Na re.. From Bangy we took an overnite train and stayed at Hospet. From Hospet it is about a 30-40 min drive to Hampi!!

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