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Travel to the land of wanderlust: Hampi

Easyvoyage Logo By Pragya Singh of Easyvoyage | Slide 1 of 14: Once a flourishing town, today the ruins of Hampi are a fitting example of India's rich, vibrant, and glorious past. The vast expanse of land is 221 miles from Bangalore, and 196 miles from Goa. It's an iconic travel destination in India that attracts millions of tourists every year. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was founded by two local princes, Harihara and Bukkaraya, in the middle of 14th century. Hampi was the capital city during the four different dynasties that ruled the Vijayanagar Empire. The empire reached its zenith under King Krishnadeva Raya of the Tuluva Dynasty, and so did the magnificient town of Hampi. The statue inside the Sasivekalu Ganesha temple (pictured) is of the Hindu god Ganesha. If you zoom into the picture, you'll see the belly of Ganesha encircled by a snake. It's said that once Ganesha ate so much food that his belly was about to burst. To stop that from happening, he tied a snake around his belly. The statue of Ganesha is about 8 feet (2.5 meters) tall, and was carved out of a single block of rock. It was created as long ago as 1500 AD, and is one of the major landmarks in Hampi. This temple and the statue are indeed some of the finest specimens of Indian sculpture in the world.

Lord Ganesh

Once a flourishing town, today the ruins of Hampi are a fitting example of India's rich, vibrant, and glorious past. The vast expanse of land is 221 miles from Bangalore, and 196 miles from Goa. It's an iconic travel destination in India that attracts millions of tourists every year. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was founded by two local princes, Harihara and Bukkaraya, in the middle of 14th century. Hampi was the capital city during the four different dynasties that ruled the Vijayanagar Empire. The empire reached its zenith under King Krishnadeva Raya of the Tuluva Dynasty, and so did the magnificient town of Hampi.

The statue inside the Sasivekalu Ganesha temple (pictured) is of the Hindu god Ganesha. If you zoom into the picture, you'll see the belly of Ganesha encircled by a snake. It's said that once Ganesha ate so much food that his belly was about to burst. To stop that from happening, he tied a snake around his belly. The statue of Ganesha is about 8 feet (2.5 meters) tall, and was carved out of a single block of rock. It was created as long ago as 1500 AD, and is one of the major landmarks in Hampi. This temple and the statue are indeed some of the finest specimens of Indian sculpture in the world.
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