Vijayanagara, the “City of Victory,” was one of the greatest of all medieval Hindu capitals of South India. Its impressive ruins in central Karnataka are known best as Hampi, after the name of a still populated local village. Traditionally known as Pampakshetra of Kishkindha, Hampi is situated on the southern bank of the river Tungabhadra. 

It was the seat of the mighty Vijayanagara Empire (1336-1565) which extended from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal and from the Deccan Plateau to the tip of the Indian Peninsula. Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

General Information
State: Karnataka
Clothing : Summer- Tropical and Winter- Tropical
Temperature: Summer:37-41 C and Winter: 24-27 C
Languages: Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam and English
STD Code: 08394
Best time to visit: October to March. 
How to reach :
Air: The nearest airport is Hubli, Which is 143 kms away from hampi.
Rail: The nearest railway station is Hospet, which is 13 kms away from hampi
Road: Hampi is well-connected by road with Bangalore, Hubli, Hyderabad etc.