Travel to Hampi, the capital of one of the most glorious empires of India, the Vijayanagara empire, back in the sixteenth century. Hampi is supposedly, Kishkindha, the Vanara kingdom from Ramayana. Today, the temple town is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Hampi was witness to the glory days of the emperors of Vijayanagara, like Krishnadevaraya. It was also home to the witty Tenali Rama, who graced Krishnadevaraya’s court. The town was renowned for its riches as well as the rich culture, and played an important role in the history of Southern India for over two centuries. The place fell into despair after the fall of the Vijayanagara empire at the hands of Deccan sultanates in 1565. Today, Hampi is largely made up of the ruins from that glorious past. In terms of architecture, it is hard to top the splendor of rock-cut architecture of Hampi.
You will hear multiple stories from our expert and the local guide at Hampi on the glory of Vijayanagara empire and what makes Hampi special. The stories will go beyond the rise and fall of the mighty Vijayanagara empire and cover Hampi’s connection to Ramayana as the Kishkindha of the Vanaras. The architecture, heritage and stories that you will see, hear and experience are bound to leave you spellbound imagining the glorious past of Hampi.