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Hampi, Karnataka is a village on the banks of Tungabhadra river that houses the ruins of the Vijaynagar Empire.

Hampi, Karnataka stands on the ruins of a long history. In fact, Hampi of Karnataka has a strong bearing on the rich kingdoms and empires that ruled in this region. Most of the sites at Hampi, Karnataka were built during the 16th century under the reign of Krishna Deva Raya.

Talking about the genesis of Hampi at Karnataka, it can be said that Hampi is a site where the mythological Kishkindha was stationed. It is said that Hampi, Karnataka was formed by the Vijaynagar kings between 1336-1565.

Some of the important locations worth seeing in Hampi, Karnataka are:

Virupaksha Temple: The temple forms a major site in Karnataka tourism; the mandapams and the painted ceilings are worth seeing. The temple, which remains opens from 8 am to 6:30 pm everyday, has a 9 storey gopuram and the temple is still in use by the local devotees.

Archaeological Museum : The Museum is situated at the southern part of the ruins of Kamalapuram. The museum remains open from 10 am to 5 pm everyday, except on Fridays.

 
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