The Mighty Ru­ins

India Today - - BEST OF INDIA - HAMPI, KAR­NATAKA by Amish Tripathi, author

Khand­har bayaan karten hain ki­imaarat kab­hibu­land thi ( The ru­ins bear wit­ness that the build­ing was once grand and mag­nif­i­cent)! If there is a set of ru­ins that en­cap­su­lates this thought, it is the ru­ins of the once- mighty Vi­jayana­gar; or as we call it in mod­ern In­dia, Hampi. My wife and I had the plea­sure of vis­it­ing this delightful place in north­ern Kar­nataka many years ago. We stayed in a nearby town called Hospet and drove to Hampi ev­ery day, tak­ing in all the world-her­itage sights. Fate has kept you alive so that you can visit Hampi be­fore you die. Go there.

SANJAYRAMACHANDRAN

TRIPATHI AMISH

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