The mystical landscape of Hampi is a unique site in India. Located in Karnataka province in Southern India, this UNESCO World Heritage site was the former capital of the ancient Vijayanagara Empire.
Hampi’s village is divided by the Tungabhadra River. Its ruins are scattered around Hampi Bazaar and the Royal Centre towards Kamalapuram.
You can take the Hampi Kishkinda Ferry across the river to view a more open landscape surrounded by large boulders and patty fields (where cobras are known to live). My favourite landmark was Anjaneya Hill. On top of the hill, one can take in a stunning view and see a small temple dedicated to Hanuman, the monkey warrior god.