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A view of a flooded area following incessant monsoon rainfall in Hampi.
People wade through a flooded area following incessant rainfall in Hampi.
A bear with its newly born cubs at Daroji Bear Sanctuary near Hampi in Bellary.
Poise, pose, poesy Sumitra invokes the grandeur of Hampi’s temple pond
Bouldering fans come only during the cooler and rainless months of the year but the silence of these sculpted stones continues to resonate with the whistling wind
Hampi, with its miles upon miles of boulders, has an endless series of “problems” to offer the boulderers
When it comes to bouldering enthusiasts, boulders are graded for their difficulty to climb — each selected boulder is a “problem” to be climbed and “solved”. There's no p...
Each boulder has a story to tell. Foreign tourists can be seen walking or on bicycle even in places that are a little difficult to access.
The Vijayanagara empire crumbed after a few hundred years. But the boulders of Hampi survive and will outlive, wind and time chiselling them to newer shapes and forms
Who knows what stories lie hidden in these delicately balanced boulders, tentatively poised, as if, to topple any moment
There is no dearth of folklore. Some make Hampi the setting of the monkey kingdom of brothers Vali and Sugreeva where Lord Rama helped the latter win over the former. The boulders ...
If pebbles get polished in the flowing water of a river, Hampi’s boulders were, as if, sculpted by blowing wind, like rubbing a hard surface with sandpaper for day in and day out...
Hampi, where the architecture of the spectacular ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire competes with unending miles and miles of boulder heaps, some standing in delicate balance, expect...
Village children dry corn in the afternoon sun, as Hampi enjoys the 'off season'
A scowling Garuda at the Krishna temple
The Lakshmi Narasimha
The breakfast area
A room in Peshagar House, a traditional home in Anegundi
A mandapa of the Virupaksha temple, the only 'living' temple in Hampi
The Hanuman temple, Hemkunta