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Ancient Vijaynagar empire, Hampi

Hampi Virupaksha Temple

Located amidst the ruins of the ancient Vijaynagar empire, Hampi is one of the most historically significant places in India. It used to be the capital of the prosperous Vijaynagar empire. Home to several temples, royal pavallions and platforms, and monuments, Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India.

The Virupaksha temple located there is an important religious and pilgrim site for Hindus. The overall rocky and rugged environment of Hampi makes it a backpacker’s delight. The weather in November is quite cool and pleasant, which makes it a perfect getaway in November.