Hampi – Where Flintstones come to life
Ever wondered how it will feel if you’re in the famous “Flintstones” series? That’s exactly the way you’ll feel while you are in Hampi.
I learnt that all the temples are made facing east. It’s probably because the first ray of sun should fall on the temples. Another fact is that Lord Hanuman was born here in Anjaneya Hills. There’s also a monkey temple located there.
They even have one of those rocks preserved which floated on water and Lord Rama used to make a bridge from India to Sri Lanka (it can be seen now while going on a train from India to Sri Lanka). It takes about 530 steps to reach to the top of the hill and the view is awesome, you can see hills made of boulders. According to Ramayana, Sugreeva was from this place which is also known as Kishkinda if you remember the story. Look out for another temple called “Hazara Rama” which means 1000 forms of Lord Rama. This temple has Lord Rama’s life inscribed on it.
There’s a huge statue of “Ugra Narasimha” which is a monolithic statue that is made of one single huge stone. There’s also the Queen’s personal swimming pool, how cool is that? It’s known as Queen’s Bath. Also, get blessed by a huge elephant called Lakshmi in Virupaksha temple.
There is Vijaya Vittala Temple which has the great stone chariot and some unbelievable musical pillars. You can see a lot of horses while you walk towards the temple. Then there are some more places like King’s Palace, Royal enclosure which was found recently when some curious explorers dug up the place to find that beautiful water reservoir, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Underground Shiva Temple and sooooo much more. And don’t miss the sunset on top of Matanga Hill. It’s the most beautiful thing you will ever experience.