“The city is such that the pupil of the eye has never seen a place like it, and ear of intelligence has never been informed that existed anything to equal it in the World.”
This is how Persian chronicler Abdul Razaak described the city of Vijayanagara, whose ruins are known as Hampi.
The greatest of all Hindu capitals of the southern half of the country, Krishnadevaraya’s Vijayanagara was plundered by the Deccan sultanates and destroyed to lie in ruins forever. And whatever is left of it today is a testimony to its glorious past.
No one can have enough of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as it is not just a historic site but a venue where every sight is a moment to be captured. The sunset at Hampi is as picturesque as the mammoth Narasimha that is characteristic of the city. Over three days, you can witness all these sights and soak in the imperial grandeur of Hampi along with some curated cultural experiences.
And to top it we have Swarajya Heritage Chief Curator Prof Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan, an architect, conservationist, painter, epigraphist whose passionate telling of the tales of this glorious township of yore is sure to take one back to the times of Krishnadevaraya.
Indic Academy is providing a registration grant to one deserving person for the upcoming Hampi Tour. If you interested, please send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come, join us this December to the land of the Tungabhadra and be awed by these imprints of time.
Details of this trip are available here.
Looking forward to having you on board.
Dates: 11- 15 December 2019
Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights
Cost: Rs 19,999
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