Hampi – A UNESCO World Heritage Site
A fabled lost city replete with a stark landscape, rambling ruins and verdant banana plantations…
Envision markets burdened with silk, precious stones, bejeweled courtesans, gold gilded palaces, extravagant festivals and a flamboyant arts and music scene… Hampi is India’s answer to its culture-crammed Chilean equivalent, Machu Picchu—a fabled lost city with a bold and bizarre, stark landscape of rambling ruins, gravity-defying rocks and boulders all interspersed with verdant banana plantations. Once a laid back town, this yesteryear capital of the Vijayanagara Empire—one of the greatest Hindu kingdoms in India’s history—is a superb southern gem!
Best time to visit: Autumn, Fall & Winter – August till March