Whoa! Don’t tell me you are going to write about the Vijayanagara empire? That will need a book or volumes of books. Just saying. Of course not. I am just touching lightly upon my visit to Hampiwhere the ruins can be found.
Last year, the DIL (daughter-in-law) planned a weekend getaway for her parents and me. The place of choice was Hampi. I was super-duper thrilled. Places of historical importance interest me greatly, and Hampi is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. In case you didn’t know, the ruins of Vijayanagara (“City of Victory”), the capital of the erstwhile powerful Vijayanagara Empire, are found all around the present day Hampi.
I’m not sure whether I should let the pictures speak or go blah-blah myself. Perhaps I will do both. Or not. Umm… undecided. This is so not me. Oh, what the heck. You can read all about the Vijayanagara Empire on its Wiki page. Let the pictures speak for me.
I spent so much time hemming and hawing over which pictures to post. But I am glad that I opted for a picture-post because Vijayanagara cannot be written about in a single post. Maybe I will write on particular aspects that spoke to me in future posts. But for today, this is it. 😉