Thursday, 12 February 2015

#TravelIndiaDiaries : The Majestic Land of Hampi



#Photo heavy post, but you will certainly enjoy it ;-) 

By Aakriti

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time” : T.S. Eliot

Hi everyone
From a tour full of knowledge, experience and fun... from a tour full of exploration, adventure and homelessness... I bring to you a tale of a land that connects you to India’s glorious and majestic past. I recently got a chance to explore some beautiful places of India as a part of my 19-day college tour. And although I loved each and every place, I will mention a few that made my life.

Here’s the first part of my #Travel India Diaries, as I start with
The Majestic Land of Hampi

Indian Lifestyle Blog / Travel India Diaries : The Majestic Land of Hampi

This place would definitely be my favourite if I were to choose even though all the others were equally good, but I would be a little partial towards Hampi. Being a lover of history, I totally enjoy seeing old monuments and relics and historical places are always my first choice.

Indian Travel Blog / Outside the Virupaksha temple at Hampi

Situated in Karnatka, Hampi is a very important Hindu place and is also called the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. It also finds a mention in the Ramayana. Read more on this here 

Indian Travel Blog / Hampi ruins

As a part of our study excursion, we visited the historical ruins of Hampi, said to be constructed by the Kings of the Vijayanagar dynasty. Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Hampi ruins are said to be the second largest after Rome and are stated to be constructed between 3rd century BC and 5 century BC. 
Phew! That’s damn old ;-) They are being preserved and restored by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Indian Travel Blog / Outside the Virupaksha temple at Hampi

When I went to this place  I could not believe what I saw. The magnificence of Hampi is still alive in its ruins and remains. If the ruins are so mesmerising, I cannot even imagine how amazing this place would be before invasion and destruction.

Indian Lifestyle Blog / Inside the beautiful the Virupaksha temple at Hampi

After crossing the ruins, one is directly in front of an ancient temple, the Virupaksha temple. You can read more about it here . Words fall short to describe what a beautiful place this is. It is situated very far from the city area, and we were about an hour away from the hotel and had to travel all the way by bus, which is a lovely scene in itself, seeing banana and coconut farms everywhere. This place is like heaven during sunset while the sun sets though the ruins, broken buildings and sedimentary rocks that surround this area all over and is rather built over it.

Indian Travel Blog / Watching the beautiful sunset at Hampi

Not talking much (since I have already added some links), I will now let the pictures do the talking.


Indian Travel Blog / The holy elephant Lakshmi at Hampi

Indian Travel Blog / The holy elephant Lakshmi at Hampi blesses with her trunk

Indian Travel Blog / Me with friends at the temple campus of Hampi


Indian Travel Blog / On our way back 

Indian Travel Blog / The majestic Hampi ruins

Indian Travel Blog / The majestic Hampi ruins


Indian Travel Blog / The majestic Hampi ruins

Indian Travel Blog / 'Going back in time' selfie ;-)

India is truly incredible, and Hampi is a place to visit.
Till next, enjoy….
For more info on how to reach Hampi and where to stay, you can check out this link : 
http://wikitravel.org/en/Hampi

PEL SHOUTS 
WOW! I had an awesome time editing the post Aakriti, so am sure that you too must have had an awesome time at Hampi. It's one of the oldest surviving ruins in India and the Virupaksha temple is one of the oldest running temples in India where pujas are still done. It's a delight for history and archaeology lovers, apart from those who are deeply interested in photography. Hampi is the most searched place in Karnataka on Google too :-) Loved loved loved the post




Have you been to Hampi in Karnataka ?
Which is your favourite place for unwind yourself or explore your inner side ?

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1 comment:

  1. I too love visiting historical places and specially like to listen the different stories attached to the place.. Thanks for revealing one more vacation spot to the history lovers.

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