Hampi is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned for reasons that remain unclear. The surviving palace and mosque are a tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted, phantom city. But the inner citadel is immaculately preserved. Its walls, palaces, baths, royal mint,courts and gardens still stand in splendidhomage to a great visionary and builder. The heart of the palace complex however, is verymuch alive.
|Area||25 sq km|
|Altitude||__ metres above sea level|
|Temperature||Summer-30.0 C-43.0 C Winter-15.0 C-30.0 C|
|Languages||Kannada, English, Hindi|
|Rainfall||__ cm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||October to March|
How to get there
1. Air :-The nearest airport from Hampi areTornagallu (32 Kms from Hospet), Bellary (74 Kms), Belagum (74 Kms) and Bangalore (353 Kms).
Places to Visit
|Virupaksha temple||Ugra Narashima|
|Vithala Temple Complex||Shivlinga|
|Virupaksha Bazaar||King's Balance|
|Lotus Mahal||Queen's Bath|
|Hazara Rama Temple||Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy|
There are shops all over Hampi,especially outside the virupaksha temple and on the backside of the temple,selling clothes,bags,jewellery,shawls,toys etc..They are from different parts of India.
|Hotel The Malligi||Krishna Palace|
|Hotel Sarvesh||Kishkinda Heritage Resort|