Hampi Ruins – Discover the Ancient Temples of Karnataka

Written By: The Planet D

One of our favorite places in India was discovering the temples of the ancient city of Hampi in Karnataka. 

Dave was going through his photos of the Hampi ruins the other day, we decided that words just couldn’t do justice to this spectacular site. A photo lets you see just how spectacular Hampi is.

The Temples of Hampi Ruins

The city of Hampi is surrounded by incredible ruins and breathtaking scenery. What makes Hampi unique is that while it is a UNESCO world heritage site and the ruins are impressive, the people of the land live, breathe, and work among its walls.

Achyutaraya Temple Entrance

hampi temple
Achyutaraya Temple Entrance

Hamakuta Hill overlooking Hampi Bazaar

hamakuta hill ruins of hampi india

It feels as though you have stepped back in time and are actually living as people lived hundreds of years ago.

The Bazaar is bustling, the square is filled with energy and people worship at the temple.  Hampi is a must for anyone visiting India.

the ruins of hampi bazaar temple
hampi ruins india surrounded by boulders

If you travel to India, be sure to visit Hampi in Karnataka, it was one of the most unique destinations we’ve visited and one of the best ancient cities we have been to on earth.

monkey on ruins in hampi
ancient city of hampi india
sunset over hampi
hampi temple view
landscape of hampi
hampi ancient city
dave in hampi
sunset over hampi temple

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Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil are the owners and founders of The Planet D. After traveling to 115 countries, on all 7 continents over the past 13 years they have become one of the foremost experts in travel. Being recognized as top travel bloggers and influencers by the likes of Forbes Magazine, the Society of American Travel Writers and USA Today has allowed them to become leaders in their field.

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6 thoughts on “Hampi Ruins – Discover the Ancient Temples of Karnataka”

  1. I agree with Shannon – stunning photos! I know that professional photographers debate the benefits of film vs. digital, but the bottom line is that with digital cameras you feel free to take so many more photos than you might with film, and wind up with enough to tell a story.
    .-= Trisha Miller´s last blog ..Can a Blog Network Really Benefit You? =-.

    • Very true Trisha. When we traveled in the past, we were pretty choosy with what photos to took because we didn’t have an unlimited budget like the professional photographers. Now Dave can take the photos just like the guys at National Geographic:-) Having the computers helps as well because he can organize his photos as he goes rather than sifting through thousands of shots when we return home.

  2. Gorgeous photos and it looks like you guys had stunning weather! The blue sky just really sets off all of these shots 🙂
    .-= Shannon OD´s last blog ..A Little History…Chichén Itzá Maya Ruins =-.