World Heritage Sites in Karnataka
Group of Monuments at Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District, Karnataka, India.
Date of Inscription: 1986
Criteria: (i)(iii)(iv)
Official Link to Unesco Website :

Read more about the current research works and recent findings about Ancient City of Victory(Vijayanagar), at 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.,
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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

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
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