World Heritage Sites in Karnataka
HampiPattadakal
Group of Monuments at Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District, Karnataka, India.
Date of Inscription: 1986
Criteria: (i)(iii)(iv)
Official Link to Unesco Website : http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/241/

Read more about the current research works and recent findings about Ancient City of Victory(Vijayanagar), at http://www.vijayanagara.org/ my sincere and great thanks to Dr.John M. Fritz and Dr.George Michell who are ever inspiring by their works, photographs and explanation, I always get lost reading about Hampi and its glory. Visiting Hampi each time is a visual retreat and engineering marvel w.r.t building construction, hydraulics, surveying, etc., etc.,
Click to view the Panoromic view presented by http://World-Heritage-Tour.org

Click here for a photographic journey thru Hampi taken during May Expedition 2009 by Vijayanand Gurudev

For further reading, please refer the below books

Hampi Ruins - Described and Illustrated
By A.H.Longhurst
ISBN : 978-81-20601598 (Softbound)
ISBN : 978-81-206-0158-0 (Hardbound)
First Published : 1917


The Vijayanagar Empire - Chronicle of Paes and Nuniz
ISBN : 81-206-0685-X
First Published : 1980 (London)


Encyclopedia of Indian Temple Architecture
South India Dravidadesa Later Phase c. AD 1289 - 1798
Edited by George Michell, Coordinated by U S Moorti
Published by American Institute of Indian Studies, 2001
ISBN : 81-7304-436-8


Hampi
By John M Fritz & George Michell
ISBN : 81-7508-336-0
Published in 2003 (Text/Photograph)


The Alkazi Collection of Photography - Vijayanagara Splendour in Ruins
Edited by George Michell
ISBN : 978-81-899995-03-4(Mapin)
ISBN : 978-0-944142-76-9(Grantha)
LCCN : 2008923792


New Light on Hampi
Edited by John M Fritz & George Michell
Photographs Clare Arni
ISBN : 81-85026-53-X
LCCN : 2001-291002
First Published : 2001, Reprint 2004


Hampi a Medieval Metropolis
By S.Settar
Click Here for Album