Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and rightly so because of its grand settings, monuments, temples and other groups of structures. Built during the 14th century, it was the central point of all activities during the Vijayanagara Empire.
Now, the site holds the ruins of the magnificent structures that were plundered by the sultanate armies. The site has more than 1600 structures including forts, temples, shrines, water baths, mandapas, and royal and sacred complexes, to name a few. Vitthala temple and Virupaksha temple are some of the best-kept temples with garuda architecture, featuring intricate designs and stone works.
The stepped square water tanks, riverside temples, temples built on top of mountains, forts and palaces spread across the large landmass of 4100 hectares is truly a sight to behold. Only with an actual visit to Hampi, can you experience the true grandeur of the place.