The Group of Monuments at Hampi is UNESCO World Heritage Site, spread over 4,100 hectares of land. Hampi ruins are home to various monuments, temples and Hemakuta hill monuments.
Hampi is well connected by frequent trains and by road, You can reach Hampi by using following modes of transport.
March and May is the best time to visit Hampi and winters between November and February are also the best time to visit.
Hampi is home to a group of monuments and temples, It was the last capital of great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar empire and raised by Krishnadevaraya, ruler of the Tuluva Dynasty.
Virupaksha Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, on the banks of the Tungabhadra river. The temple is main center of pilgrimage at Hampi and attracts huge crowds in December.
The Vithala Temple, Krishna temple, Pattabhirama temple,Achyutaraya Temple, Hazara Ramachandra and Chandrasekhara temple are also noted for their large dimensions, magnificent pavilions along with monolithic statues of Lakshmi, Narasimha and Ganesa.
Aihole, Badami and Pattadakal are world heritage site under Group of Monuments at Pattadakal in north Karnataka. The Pattadakal monuments are designated by UNESCO as world heritage site.
Aihole is located 35 km from Badami and 10 km from Pattadakal, The Hindu temples in Aihole are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Durga and Surya.
Badami cave temples are best example of Indian rock cut architecture and earliest known examples of Hindu temples. These sandstone caves are having images of Tandava dancing Shiva as Nataraja,carved sculpture of Varaha, Harihara and Narasimha and sculpture of Ardhanarishvara.
Pattadakal on the left bank of the Malaprabha river is home to Hindu temples, mostly dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temples at Pattadakal reflects a fully developed South Indian vimana style architecture.