Photo Essay: Hampi
Virupaksha temple is on the main road in Hampi town called the Hampi Bazaar road. Belonging to the Vijaynagar empire from the 7 th century AD but a very live temple, in the sense that there is still prayers and worship in action.
We hired bicycles the next day and rode to Underground Shiva Temple, Mosque area, Mahanavami Dibba and Hazara Rama temple.
Mahanavami dibba is beautiful. Huge landscape with a raised platform and every layer of steps upstairs have sculptures of infantry, cavalry, wrestlers, dancers, and other medieval professions. Very impressive landscape!
Most of the spenders in Hampi are tourists from the western world and like to have services for dirt cheap prices by their standards.
|Salon behind the Virupaksha temple|
|Musical Pillars of Vittala Temple|
We walked along Hampi bazaar up to Monolithic bull, up the stairs that lead to the next set of temples, Achutaraya Temple, Sule bazaar (yes, they had a prostitute market), the Pushkarani (bathing tank for after deeds), Purandara Mantapa and finally the Vittala Temple.
|Psychedelic interiors of Shanti restaurant and German bakery|
|Stone Chariot in Vittala Temple|