Royal Orchid Central Kireeti
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Vijayanagar, the 'City of Victory', but usually called by the less sonorous name 'Hampi', was the capital of a Hindu Empire that ruled South India from about 1350 to about 1550 when it was, after many attempts, conquered by the muslims of the north and vanished until rediscovered as an archaeological site in the 19th century.
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... pictures and she laughed embarrassed and thanked him for showing her. We wandered towards the corner of the compound where some of the wall had fallen. Eric and Kyle wanted to climb up and run on top of the wall but were stopped by some grounds keepers (which the girl’s appreciated) so we instead opted to continue walking deeper into the compound towards the next site—The Elephant House!
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... than a fort for a change. With our audio guides in hand we toured the Mysore Palace for over an hour looking at all the grand halls decorated for celebrations, weddings and the many proceedings and meetings. The stain glass windows and dome ceilings were intricate and the decor very ornate. As a result of the original palace burning down it was reconstructed with very little wood and has since withstood the test of time. Paintings and expensive furnishings still adorn the ...
... black. Lauren elected to skip this temple's interior due to the no shoe rule and the literally blistering stone temple floor. But two girls and I paid the RS 2 entry fee and ended up feeling a little ripped off. It was an extremely boring affair. The highlight was an inverted image of the gopuram projected onto a wall thanks to a “pin”hole in the opposite wall. Sadly the hole was too large for the image to be at all clear.
The real highlight ...
For probably the first time during our visit to India, we've had the opportunity to explore an area without the constraints of a guide, driver, and/or vehicle. Our newfound freedom to do what we wanted and when we wanted in the amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi, was simply wonderful. In the 2013 edition of the India Lonely Planet guidebook, "Dreamy Hampi" is listed as number 1 of 17 top places to visit in the country (the Taj Mahal is #2). Hampi did ...