A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi, the erstwhile city of ruins, is one of the major historical places of South India. Once upon a time, it was the royal capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Right now, it is a ruined town boasting of ancient
forts and palaces. In other words, Hampi is a land of architectural delight which beckons scores of tourists from several parts of the globe. Constructed by Ukka and Harihara in the 14th century, Hampi is noted for its holy temples, wonderful palaces, colossal forts, large pavilions and stables of royal elephants. The town is home to as many as 500+ monuments, each of which has its own story to tell.