The Land of Ruins.. The forgotten empire.. a UNESCO World Heritage.. ring a bell? It’s none other than the old, small village, HAMPI. It is ranked as one of the top two must visit global destination in 2019 by the New York Times.
Hampi is known for the oldest Virupaksha temple with beauty and calmness spreading through its winds. It is the mix and match of temples and holy rivers. This land is believed to be Lord Shiva’s home for centuries. The village is a source of inner peace with positive energy running through its river Tungabhadra. Hampi is rich in its culture and has people all over the world coming in to attain peace and purpose.
With its rich cultural heritage, Hampi has established itself as a place of divine worship where one can connect with one’s inner self.
Sightseeing in Hampi
Hampi is the world’s largest open-air museum. You can just cycle around or take a walk and enjoy the magnificent sculpture work that’s been intact for centuries. The ruins give you an insight into Hampi’s culture and traditional values. Here’s a list of the best sights the ruined old city possesses.
- Virupaksha Temple
- Vithala Temple
- Lotus Palace
- Monkey Temple
- Hampi Bazaar
- Hippie Island
- Queen’s Bath
- Coracle Ride
- Matanga Hill
- Elephant Stables
- Big Shivalinga
- Monolith Bull
**Yoga and Hampi: The Divine Connection**
Yoga emerged as a means to transcend suffering. In plain words, yoga means health and happiness. With the fusion of long-established knowledge in Hampi and the power of Yoga, one can uplift body, mind and soul in its true sense.
If you’re travelling from Bangalore, then you can take an overnight bus to Hampi directly or go by train. Train talks longer than bus, but can get more comfortable.
Grab this opportunity to enjoy the rich heritage of Hampi with some energetic, adventurous activities like trekking. Learn about the stories behind the historical structures. Understand how Hampi thrived during the Vijayanagara empire.