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  • asia
    Continent
    asia
  • India
    Country
    India
  • KARNATAKA
    State
    KARNATAKA
  • 15.3350
    Latitude
    15.3350
  • 76.4600
    Longitude
    76.4600
  • 4,187.24 ha
    Area
    4,187.24 ha
  • 2,777
    Population
    2,777
  • GMT + 05:30
    Timezone
    GMT + 05:30
  • Oct - Feb
    Best time to Visit
    Oct - Feb
  • INR
    Currency
    INR
  • 220V/240V,
    Voltage
    220V/240V,
  • C,D,M
    Plug Type
    C,D,M
  • Kannada
    Languages
    Kannada
  • DD-MM-YYYY
    Date Format
    DD-MM-YYYY
  • LEFT HAND DRIVE
    Driving Side
    LEFT HAND DRIVE
  • 08394
    Calling Code
    08394

About

Hampi is an ancient village located amidst the ruins of the erstwhile Vijayanagar dynasty and now a  district.  Situated in the northern region of Karnataka in Hospet, on the banks of Tungabhadra river, Hampi is a UNESCO world heritage site. (As, of 2018, there are 37 UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. Which gives us the 6th large number of World Heritage Site across the world. Read here: The Criteria for Selection as UNESCO World Heritage Site Read here: UNESCO World Heritage Site List) It was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire and houses the ruins of palaces, temples and the royal buildings of Vijayanagar Emperors. It bears testimony to the grandeur and wealth of the Vijayanagar Empire. Hampi is one of the major historical sites of the state and country.  Hampi has a history dating back to thousands of years enriching the lives and culture of the state and country.  Bound by River Tungabhadra on one side and hills on the other, Hampi is one of the most iconic tourist attractions of Karnataka. Hampi is the most Google-searched tourist place in Karnataka. Considering the stories left by Persian and European travelers of that time, Hampi was the most prosperous, wealthy, and the grand city in India. Interestingly, by 1500 CE, Vijayanagara-Hampi was the world’s second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing. Without a second thought, it was India’s richest.


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Achyutaraya Temple

Hampi Bazaar or Virupaksha Bazaar

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Current Weather in Hampi

22.67°C broken clouds

Weather
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  • Sunrise
    Sunrise
  • Sunset
    Sunset
  • Minimum temperature
    Minimum temperature
    22.67° C
  • Maximum temperature
    Maximum temperature
    22.67° C
  • Humidity
    Humidity
    56 %
  • Pressure
    Pressure
    1013 hPa
  • Windspeed
    Windspeed
    2.49 m/s² Light breeze
  • Wind direction
    Wind Direction
    76 ENE East-northeast


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