On the south bank of the River Tungabhadra is the 7th-century Hindu Virupaksha Temple, near the revived Hampi Bazaar.
A carved stone chariot stands in front of the huge Vittala Temple site.
Southeast of Hampi, Daroji Bear Sanctuary is home to the Indian sloth bear.
The site is significant both historically and architecturally. The Archaeological Survey of India continues to conduct excavations in the area.
Located in northern Karnataka in India, Hampi was established as the capital of South India’s Vijayanagara Empire in the 14th-century.
Chronicles left by foreign travelers state Hampi as a prosperous, wealthy and grand city near the holy Tungabhadra river, with numerous temples, farms and trading markets.
The Vijayanagara Empire was defeated by a coalition of Muslim Sultanates, & its capital Hampi was conquered and badly damaged by Sultanate armies in 1565, after which Hampi went into ruins.
There are various other old monuments belonging to the ancient city of Hampi.
Hampi has various notable Hindu temples, some of which are still active places of worship. For the most notable ones, have a look at the Wikipedia page of Hampi.
More information on the historical ruins of Hampi, with web-links to the sources of the following images of this historical site of Karnataka, will follow soon.
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A few more images of the historical site of Hampi