So after waiting for almost 2-3 years, finally I made a plan to visit India’s one of the most beautiful world heritage places, Hampi. And more excitedly this time I was the organizer and leader of the trip. With a group of 6 people, I organized this trip in the month of January, which is the best time to visit Hampi. If you are keen on India’s ancient history and some hidden beauty, then this is it, Hampi is the place you are looking for.
History of Hampi:
During the time of Ramayana, Hampi was known as Kishkindha. Kishkindha was the capital city of the kingdom of Vaanar king Sugriva, a friend of Lord Rama. Today this place is also known as Vijayanagara.
In the 13th century, two brothers named Harihara and Bukka started this Vijayanagara empire. Later in the 14th and 15th centuries, King Krishnadevaraya did a huge upgrowth in this kingdom. During his ruling time, this kingdom was one of the richest kingdoms in the world. People from all over the world used to come here for the trading of Gold and Diamonds. And that brought a lot of prosperity, fame, and grandeur to Hampi. This kingdom also had one of the powerful armies in the world.
There were 4 massive Mughal empires named Bidar, Bijapur, Ahmadnagar, and Golkonda. Who attacked Hampi one by one. But could not defeat the powerful army of Hampi. Later in the 16th century, these 4 Mughal empires came together and attacked Hampi and defeated it very badly. After defeating Hampi they looted Hampi completely and ruined all the temples and monuments of Vijayanagara in a very cruel way.
It feels grief that one of our country’s so powerful culture is ruined today. But somewhere we are still lucky that we can at least witness the traces of those monuments and temples. And we can feel proud of the history and culture of our country.
This is going to be a series of blogs on Hampi, where I will introduce you to the beauty and history of all the ancient temples and monuments of Hampi. I will also show you some beautiful glimpses of Hippie island. So fasten your seat belts, and let’s get ready for the historic and beautiful tour of Hampi.
Stay tuned for the next blog on Hampi…