Hampi, India, was home to one of the largest Empires of the World: Vijaynagara Empire. The Hindu temples have resisted the Islamic Invasion although many were destroyed by the invasion. In the year 1325 Muhammad-bin-Tughluq led several attacks towards south India, particularly Hampi. The Vijaynagara Hindu Empire was created to protect India from the Invasions.
HAMPI - A unique destination which is a pilgrim’s delight, a backpacker’s hub, a historian’s riddle and a geologist’s venture – Hampi’s got it all! Except for one thing. We did not see a single resort and we hope it remains this way. Here is a list of 11 KILLER things to do in this little village in Karnataka, India. http://drifterplanet.com/hampi-awesome-things-to-do/
Hampi Guide! One can spend hours in the hot sun taking a rickshaw from temple to temple, or hire a guide to tell you about each one. We saw a parrot hiding up in one of the temples. You’ll walk through the mazes of boulders (the ruins of Vijayanagara) wondering how in the hell this all came to be (apparently volcanoes and erosion). The hills and boulders surrounding Hampi made for a great hide out for Kings of Inda’s past.