Hampi, (anglicized from the original Hampe in the Kannada language) is a village within the bounds of the ruined city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara empire, in northern Karnataka, India. The village, located near Hospet, was originally a religious center that may have predated the establishment of the city. It is still active, and includes the currently active Virupaksha temple. The village also contains several of the monuments of the old city, and extends into one of the old ceremonial streets of the ruins.
The principal industries of the village are agriculture, the support of the Virupaksha temple and some other local holy places in the vicinity, and tourism.
- Group of Monuments at Hampi - Unesco page
- Karnataka.com - hampi
- A traveller's note
- Ruins - slide show
- More photos and Information
- Hampi Pictures and Photos