Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hampi - Poetry in Stone

Photographs from Hampi trip - August 15 to 17, 2008.

Hampi, located approximately 350 KM from Bangalore in Karnataka, India, was the capital of the erstwhile Vijayanagara empire and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rainy season is the best time to visit Hampi, otherwise the site is literally too hot to handle. The weather gods were very obliging we had only light drizzles to trouble us.

Map courtsey hampi.in. We stayed at Priyadarshini hotel in Hospet, the biggest town near to Hampi and in 3 days, covered Hampi, Tungabadra Dam & Chitradurga Fort.

Virupaksha Temple

Temple Elephant

A tricolor flag to celebrate Independence Day

Sasive Kalu Ganesha

Watching a resplendent Tungabhadra River

Chariot at Vitthala Temple

Detail from the Chariot Wheel

Lotus Mahal

Elephant Stable

Chitradurga Fort

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1 comment:

  1. Nice photos of Hampi Roshin! As always it was a pleasure to read ure blog. Keep blogging! :) Hi to Rathi!