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Group of Monuments at Hampi

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Hospet, India.

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The austere, grandiose site of Hampi was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. Its fabulously rich princes built Dravidian temples and palaces which won the admiration of travellers between the 14th and 16th centuries. Conquered by the Deccan Muslim confederacy in 1565, the city was pillaged over a period of six months before being abandoned.

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In India (Karnataka), Ancient temples,markets biggest entrance gates,marvelous monolithic carvings in Hampi are just awesome. Unbelievable workmanship found in Vitthal, Virupaksha,Hajar Ram and Krishna Temples. The other places in Hampi are also really worth visiting and to be proud for our ancestors,their great great great work. Even same feelings experienced while watching Badami caves. My god! What a beauty! Must watch. The next one nearby UNESCO site is Aihole-Durgadevi Temple and other 120 ancient monuments. They are also very very amazing. One more world heritage site which is very important is Pattadkal, which has a group of ancient temples,must must watch. Tremendous, Diva, Heavenly work!! No other words to say about this site. I am totally flat after visiting just these 4 places. In Karnataka such kind of 1000's places are there. What will happen with me if I visit all those heavenly beauties...those ancient temples,caves??? - Mrs. Meeena R. Kulkarni.

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