Q. Consider the following statements regarding Hampi the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire Which of the Given statement is true?
Recently, the Vice-president of India visited monuments at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi in Vijayanagara district, Karnataka.
- Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 14th century. The old city of Hampi was a prosperous, wealthy and grand city near the Tungabhadra River, with numerous temples, farms and trading markets.
- Harihara and Bukka of Sangama dynasty made Hampi as capital after the formation of the empire.
- By 1500 CE, Hampi-Vijayanagara was the world’s second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing, and probably India’s richest at that time, attracting traders from Persia and Portugal.
- One of the unique features of temples at Hampi is the wide chariot streets flanked by the row of pillared mandapas.
Source: The Hindu