The Hampi Zoo

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Just kidding.  Hampi doesn’t have a zoo (and if it did, I wouldn’t go to it).  But it does have tons of street animals.  You literally cannot go down ANY street here without coming across the following types of creatures:

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Happy, Healthy, and HOT in Hampi

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Happy, Healthy, and HOT in Hampi

Hampi is famous for its ancient ruins and boulder-strewn landscape.  It was once the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century and was home to half a million inhabitants and 1500 elephants.  It’s currently population is less than 3000 and there’s only one elephant.  It is divided into a Royal Center, where the Vijayanagara King and Queen lived, and a Sacred Center, which is where most of the temples are located.  Most of it is free to explore, but you can also hire guides and do various types of tours.  Aside from being fascinating and gorgeous, it is also hotter than hell in Hampi.

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