Hampi, India

The stone chariot originally housed an image of the eagle god Garuda, the mythical mount of Vishnu.

Krishna Temple, Karnataka, India

Krishna Temple, Hampi, India Hampi is inside the abandoned city of Vijayanagara in Karnataka

The Temple Towns in South India You Need to See | Photo by Felix Odell

The Temple Towns in South India You Need to See

Most Westerners visit South India between November and March, when temperatures are moderate and hopping from temple to temple (like the eleventh-century Brihadeeswarar Temple in the city of Thanjavur, pictured here) is not an ordeal.

Hindu temple at Suchindrum, Southern India.

The Thanumalayan Temple is of importance to both shaivaite and vaishnavite sects of Hinduism, as the name Stanumalaya denotes Trimurtis; "Mal" means Vishnu; and the "Aya" means Brahma.

A view of sunset at Hemakuta Hill in Hampi

A Weekend Trip to Hampi, Karnataka

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