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Hampi - ruins of Vijayanagara Empire , Karnataka, India Places to Visit : Virupaksha temple, Musical Pillars, Lotus mahal, ruins

Murudeshwara, Karnataka | IndiaThe largest Shiva temple and the tallest Gopuram in the world.(Photos by Steve Hoge | thejasp)

India - Dreamy Hampi. 'Today’s surreal boulderscape of Hampi was once the glorious and cosmopolitan Vijayanagar, capital of a powerful Hindu empire. Still glorious in ruins, its temples and royal structures combine sublimely with the terrain: giant rocks balance on skinny pedestals near an ancient elephant garage; temples tuck into crevices between boulders.'

Hampi, India, was home to one of the largest Empires of the World: Vijaynagara Empire. The Hindu temples have resisted the Islamic Invasion although many were destroyed by the invasion. In the year 1325 Muhammad-bin-Tughluq led several attacks towards south India, particularly Hampi. The Vijaynagara Hindu Empire was created to protect India from the Invasions.