Posts tagged ‘ruins’

November 27, 2022

Sunrise by the stepped pushkarini

There are several pushkarinis (also called as kalyani) spread across Hampi. Some of these pushkarinis were related to the temples. Few larger ones were built for the general public. Some situated within the Royal Enclosure, like this were specially built for the members of the royal family of the Vijayanagara Empire. It was amazing to see how these stepped tanks were connected to an extensive network of stone aqueduct that provide fresh water from the nearby Tungabhadra River.

P.S : If you would like to see this with higher water level, check this out.

Canon 7D : Canon 10-22 mm : ISO 500 : 10 mm : f3.5 : 1/200 sec

Hampi Ruins
Karnataka, India

December 6, 2020

Days of the Glorious Past

Hampi is one among the most historically and culturally significant sites in India. Stroll through its remote landscape and one is bound to be drowned in its beauty. Achyuta Raya Temple and the ruined market street in front of it sit in a semi-secluded valley created by two hills – the Gandhamadana & Matanga hills. What once was an incredible empire is now in a state of ruin, but that only adds to its beauty and grandeur. The remnants are quite stark and make one wonder how celebrated it would have been in days of its glorious past.

Canon 7D : Canon 10-22 mm : ISO 100 : 22 mm : f27 : 6 sec

Achyuta Raya Temple
Hampi, Karnataka, India

December 22, 2010

Pile of Rocks – Hampi [look again !!!]

A visit to Hampi, the capital of the erstwhile Vijayanagar Empire, will surely transport anyone to the ambience of a golden age. If even at ruins this attracts so much of visitors from across the world, wow, how grand it would have been at its peak. The ruins even at the current state speak eloquently of the past glory. This probably is the ‘largest open-air museum in the world’ . With over 2,000-listed monuments and many more unlisted ones, scattered over 25-30 sq km, this has treasures around every nook and corner.

Today I present to you – pile of rocks from Hampi. Yeah even a pile of rocks from Hampi is so mesmerizing. Look closely to identify two Nandi hidden among the rocks. This is part of the small hill that you cross when taking the coracle ride along the river side ruins. If u know your way around with the coracle guys, you can get them to stop by for a small trek, at any of these places :)

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River Side Ruins, Hampi
Karnataka, India

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