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Hampi. Photo by Karl Rock.

Must-See Sights in the Ancient City of Hampi

Hampi is undoubtedly one of the most interesting, mysterious and historically rich places in India. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and protected under the Archaeological Survey of India, this beautiful city is attracting thousands of tourists from all over the globe.

Hampi is a small and enchanting ruined city in Karnataka. Situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra, this place is a history buff’s paradise. Before I start off with the major attractions of this ruined land, it’s important that you learn about Hampi’s history: a journey from unimaginable wealth to destruction. Check it out in The History Behind the Ancient City of Hampi.

You can easily reach Hampi via public transportation like a bus. It’s readily available, and there is absolutely no hassle to reach here. You can also visit Hampi and many other South Indian states by the luxury train, Golden Chariot. Read all about it in Take a Ride on the 5 Most Luxurious Trains in India. October to February is the best time to explore Hampi due to the pleasant weather.

Now if you’ve decided to visit, here are some of the major sights to see in Hampi that you cannot miss.

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The Chariot in Hampi

The History Behind the Ancient City of Hampi, India

Hampi is a small village in Karnataka that attracts thousands of tourists, historians and archaeologists every day. It is as fascinating as its name sounds. Today, it stands in ruins that speak of a powerful and incredible past. In fact, it is also one of the most controversial ancient cities in the world. Read on to know about what makes Hampi so interesting and why you should definitely visit it.

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Nandi Hills

10 Fun Things To Do in Bangalore

Bangalore is the Silicon Valley of India. It is referred like that because it is the hub of India’s IT industry. It is also known as the garden city of India. With its towering buildings, well-kept gardens and small cafes, Bangalore is truly a city worth visiting.

But there is so much more to Bangalore than the fore-mentioned things. Being the capital of Karnataka (a state which is also home to ancient ruins like Hampi), the city naturally has a lot to offer. Therefore, here are some fun things to see and do in and around Bangalore.

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Mysore Palace

Top 5 Things To See in Karnataka

Karnataka is one of the most naturally gifted states in India. Situated in South-west India, this large state has a rich cultural heritage. Filled with high round hills, valleys and palaces, it is a tourist hub.

There is a lot to see here. The climate is cool and soothing. The main attractions in Karnataka are spots that had a rich cultural, religious, natural and historical significance once. Here are some places that represent Karnataka around the world.

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