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Open halls at Hampi in Bellari district, Karnataka

Featured here are the open halls at Hampi ruins located on the banks of River Tungabhadra in Karnataka, India. These open halls were held up by pillars with yali figures and are a typical example of Vijayanagara monuments.

Hampi, a World Heritage Site, was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire which stood near modern Hospet. Vijayanagara dynasty came into being and flourished during 14th to 16th centuries. Hampi was maintained as a show piece of the empire's temples, art, architecture, sculpture and art in general. The relics of history in Hampi is scattered over an area of 25 Square kilometers.