Come and explore this collection of ruins and monuments in east-central India.
History of Hampi
Hampi is now a small village in Karnataka India; it is also the name given to the collection of ruins and monuments in Hampi and the surrounding area. The ruins, which include temples, water structures, and pillars among other things, are spread over a vast area of 16 square miles.
Hampi was very wealthy at one point in time; one of India’s richest cities with many trading markets and farms. However, that changed after 1500 CE.
In 1565 CE the Vijayanagara Empire was overthrown and the city of Hampi stood in ruins.
Fun facts about Hampi
- Hampi existed before the Vijayanagara Empire, however it was considered the capitol of the Vijayanagara empire.
- Hampi comes from the word Pampaa which means great or large.
- Hampi is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River.