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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Group of Monuments at Hampi is a World Heritage Site recognising the grandeur of the last capital of the last Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. Hampi is today a village in northern Karnataka state in India.

The Kingdom of Vijayanagar, also called the Vijayanagara Empire, covered much of southern India. It was established in 1336 by Harihara I and his brother Bukka Raya I. It lasted until 1646 although its power had started to wane following its military defeat in 1565 to by Deccan sultanates.


Vittala Temple, Hampi, India
Vittala Temple, Hampi, India
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The ruins of the Kingdom of Vijayanagar can now be seen in the modern village of Hampi, located on the banks of the Tungabhadra river, 353km from Bangalore. Among the sites include the Achyutaraya Temple / Tiruvengalanatha Temple, Chandramauleshwar Temple, the Underground Temple, Uddana Veerabhadra Temple, Ugra Narasimha, Anegondi, Vittala Temple, Yentrodharaka Anjaneya Temple, Lotus Temple, Madhavan Palace, Sasivekalu Ganesha, the aqueducts and canals, Tungabhadra River, and more.

Group of Monuments at Hampi was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 10th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 24 - 28 November, 1986.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N15 18 51.984 E76 28 18.012 Bellary District, Karnataka State, India
Inscription Year: 1986
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, IV

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