Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
The austere, grandiose site of Hampi was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. Its fabulously rich princes built Dravidian temples and palaces which won the admiration of travellers between the 14th and 16th centuries. Conquered by the Deccan Muslim confederacy in 1565, the city was pillaged over a period of six months before being abandoned.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Hampi", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.