"The austere, grandiose site of Hampi was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. Its fabulously rich princes built Dravidian temples and palaces which won the admiration of travellers between the 14th and 16th centuries. Conquered by the Deccan Muslim confederacy in 1565, the city was pillaged over a period of six months before being abandoned."
Source: UNESCO World Heritage
Hampi Temple full view with Hemakuta. Nice stamps of Biodiversity Year used. Postmarked July 3, 2010 and arrived in Penang on July 19, 2010. Thanks to Malena of Sweden who was visiting Hampi, India.
Tungabhadra River and Purandara Mantap at Hampi of Karnataka.