Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tourist experience Hampi India

Tourist experience Hampi India

Traveling to Hampi (Karnataka, India), you will discover the surprises hidden in the land that used to be the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire from 1343 - 1565. 

Introducing Indian Hampi

Hampi India is considered a sacred land, the birthplace of the legendary monkey god Hanuman of Hinduism. It also witnessed a rich and prosperous city, serving as the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire during the years from 1343 to 1565.
Traveling to Hampi , you will discover mysterious but extremely charming ruins. This UNESCO world monument is like an open museum with many temples, monuments, old streets ... and very elaborate decorative motifs on each wall, stairs, pillars. All will make you feel like you are going back in time to the old days.

Besides visiting the historical sites, the ruins of the past, you also have many other interesting experiences here such as: enjoying relaxing holidays in a hut on Hippie Island, climbing hills to Get a panoramic view of the surrounding or watch the spectacular sunrise, join the fun festivals with dance, music and parades.

When to Hampi India?

The weather in Hampi India is divided into three seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Summer usually lasts from April to July each year with hot, dry weather. Therefore you should not come here at this time unless you want to witness the Virupaksha car festival held in March or April. Following the summer is the beginning of the monsoon season and lasts until September. It was raining at the moment, but not much and intermittently, pleasant and cool weather suitable for sightseeing activities of historical ruins. However, this season, you should not climb mountains, or take a ferry because the road is slippery, the water can flow quickly, causing danger.
The most ideal time for a Hampi tour as well as to India is in the winter, from October to March. At this time, the temperature is quite comfortable, no rain, river flow. Gentle suitable for most sightseeing activities and enjoy the holiday here. Especially, if you come here at this time, you will witness special festivals such as the ancient Vijaya Utsav festival which is part of the culture of the Kingdom of Vijayanagara or the Purandara Dasa Aradhana festival to celebrate the birth of Purandara. - a poet, composer from the middle ages.

Move to Hampi India

In Hampi India there is no airport and the nearest international airport is Bengaluru Airport, about 350km away. From Hanoi or TP. Ho Chi Minh City, you can use the service of airlines such as AirAsia, Malindo Air, Singapore Airlines ... transit at least 1 point in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok to Bengaluru International Airport. From here, you can take more domestic flights to Hubli or Jindal Vijaynagar airport before taking a bus or taxi to Hampi.

What's in Hampi India?

Virupaksha temple

Located on the southern bank of the Tungabhadra River, north of Hemakuta Hill, Virupaksha Temple is a sacred and extremely lively relic of Hampi India . It was originally a small temple until it was expanded into a large area in the 16th century. symbolizing the god Shiva in Hinduism. It also attracts visitors by the magnificent sculptures and architectural styles of Dravidian.

Vijaya Vittala Temple

An attraction that visitors should not miss when traveling to Hampi is Vijaya Vittala Temple or Vittala for short. With 2 large elephants at the gate, a spectacular stone carriage in the middle of the yard with 56 pillars carved in detail, meticulous and especially can emit sound when touching ... Vittala temple certainly will seduce people at first sight.

Achyutaraya Temple

Located between the hills of Matanga and Gandhamadana, this temple is located on a road of little interest by tourists. Built in 1534 AD, this is the last temple to be built in Hampi India , and mimics the Vijayanagara architectural style. Achyutaraya Temple has a large yard, complete with intricately carved pillars and decorative details.

Matanga Hill

Tourist experience Hampi IndiaSee the panorama of Hampi from the Matanga hill (@travellingwandererr)

For a panoramic view from above on the historic sites of Hampi India , there's no better place than Matanga Hill, one of the highest places in the region. You can easily come here and admire the Virupaksha temple and the beautiful Tungabhadra river scenery. This is also a place to watch the sunrise extremely romantic.

Elephant Stables

Elephant Stables was the area used to house the royal elephants of the Vijayanagara Empire. This is one of the highlights to visit when traveling to Hampi because it is one of the least damaged structures. This magnificent architecture shows the importance of royal elephants in the empire as well as the incredible craftsmanship of artisans of that period. There are 11 domed rooms with the design and architecture as in the temples of Hampi. Especially, if you come here, do not miss a free program filled with sound and light that takes place at 7 pm every day.

Hippie Island

A trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site for the stunning ruins of Hampi India would not be complete without visiting Hippie Island, just a boat ride away from Hampi. Coming here, you will be able to participate in completely unique relaxation experiences with vast rice fields, beautiful lakes and canals, cool air without being polluted with green trees. There are plenty of cafes with great eateries, you can rent a motorbike to freely explore and feel the charm here.

What to eat when in Hampi India

Traveling to Hampi India , you can enjoy a lot of typical Indian delicacies such as bhakri breads, badanekayi dishes made from eggplant, ellu chutney or delicious soups. Also, when you come here, do not forget to buy stone artifacts, leather crafts or musical instruments as gifts to bring to family and friends.
So far, although the heritage has been destroyed and tourism facilities have not really developed, the architectural complex in Hampi still attracts a large number of tourists and a large number of pilgrims. . Come to Hampi India to experience the interesting things here.

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