Published 04/03/2019 16:04
Drone pilot Tapas Ghosh documents the historic Indian Hampi UNESCO site from above. The grandiose site of Hampi is comprised of the remnants of the capital city of the Vijayanagara Empire (14th-16th Cent CE), the last great Hindu Kingdom. The site has about 1,600 monuments and covers 41.5 square kilometres (16.0 sq mi).
It is considered one of India's most stunning archaeological sites, and the aerial film provides an unprecedented view. During the Middle Ages, Vijayanagara (City of Victory) was one of the largest cities in the world. The film shows the Sri Krishna temple complex from above. The temple is known for its exquisite carvings, architectural design and wide chariot street. The chariot street is flanked by rows of Pillard Mandapas, introduced when chariot festivals became an important aspect of the sites rituals.
Today visitors are allowed to explore the site at their leisure, but access within many of the structures runs on a schedule and can require a fee.
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