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Nimii
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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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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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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Views of Virupaksha Temple (Lord Shiva)
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Details of the Virupaksha Temple

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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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Excavation work still going on...

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Pillars of the stalls of what used to the bazaar

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Great photos Nimi-ji! ohmy.gif
Now give us some descriptions too! smile.gif
Mandrake
And where is the photo of the stone-chain? Puhleeeze show us that too...
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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...
Nimii
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haan Jagz aunties ko leke chali thi rolleyes.gif

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Chitralekha
WOW! these are fantastic! awesome place.. were 2 days enough to see the place?
Nimii
Na Chitz it was tiring.. wish we had alteast a min of 4 days!!

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Chitralekha
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
Nimii
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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