The city of Vijayanagara, known by its modern name, Hampi, is a small town in the Indian state of Karnataka. The city of Vijayanagara was founded around the year 1336.
Hampi is located on the banks of River Tungabhadra. When I first visited Hampi, the ruins were rarely visited and my first impressions were the sights of behemoth red and brown granite stones. They left me with a vivid and lasting impression of this once glorious city that was destroyed by invaders in 1565.
Today, Hampi is a destination for tourists and travelers. The glory and splendor of the Vijayanagara Empire is evident in the ruins.