Hampi, the capital of ancient Vijayanagar Kingdom is now a UNESCO World heritage Site. The palace, Queen's bathing enclosure, Lotus Mahal, the monolith of Ugra Narasimha, Vithala Temple, virupaksha Temple, the stone chariot, Hazara Rama Temple, elephant stables and the museum are main attractions. Chitradurga fort and Thungabhadra dam are near hampi. Airport: Bellary (74 km). Railhead: Hospet.