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Hampi_81 photo by Mukul Banerjee (www.mukulbanerjee.com)

Hampi_81 © Photo by Mukul Banerjee (www.mukulbanerjee.com)

  • Taken in Sacred Ford, Hampi, Bellary, Karnataka, India on March 31, 2010.
  • Hampi - The city of Hampi bears exceptional testimony to the vanished civilization of the kingdom of Vijayanagar, which reached its apogee under the reign of Krishna Deva Raya (1509-30). It offers an outstanding example of a type of structure that illustrates a significant historical situation: that of the kingdoms of South India which, menaced by the Muslims, were occasionally allied with the Portuguese of Goa...

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