“Traveling makes one modest — you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
And this is what happened to me when I visited Hampi. I was awestruck by the beauty of this ruined yet glorious world heritage site. This beautiful ancient city is situated on the bank of Tungabhadra River; also know as a Pampa river originally. (Pampa was a Lord Brahma’s daughter who later married to Lord Shiva.) This place was famous as Pampa however the name got anglicized from Pampa to Hampe and now Hampi.
Hampi is said to represents the Vijaya Nagara Empire and exhibits fine example of an architecture with scientific construction approach. It was one of the richest city at its prime and many international traders would come to this place to sell their products. This village was built around the famous Virupasksha temple and houses many temples, monuments and bazaars. Hampi gets it’s major attention due to naturally placed boulders and hills around it. At the time of Sunrise and Sunset these boulders reflect the magnificent color shades and you simply fall in love with this place.