Captivating life in Hampi Ruins


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Ashish Langade

Ashish Langade is a Pune based Photographer who takes immense pleasure in capturing beautiful moments around him. Born and raised in a small town of Maharashtra, Vaduj, Ashish begun clicking pictures of his beautiful town using his mobile camera. He graduated as an Engineer from Sinhgad College of Engineering, whose campus was beautifully located amidst the mountains. This provided Ashish an opportunity to capture some amazing landscape shots, after which there was no looking back. Ashish believes that each opportunity has taught him a lot and drove him towards perfection. To view more of Ashish’s work, visit his website: www.ashishlangade.com

JCaptivating2 JCaptivating3Hampi (Hampe) is a village and temple town recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi. In northern Karnataka, India. It was one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime. It is located within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara,the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. But Hampi has this another beautiful side to it as well. This photo series is my attempt to show the other side of Hampi through my eyes. If one has to short-list the best heritage sites in India, then Hampi would definitely be in the top three. Imagine an entire city dating back to the 16th century, preserved in a pretty decent condition. The time required to explore these ruins can vary anywhere from a single day to even a week. It all depends on one’s interest and patience to keep on exploring. For photographers, a couple of days would be sufficient, because after that, one becomes saturated with an overdose of temple ruins. I visited this place in September 2016 but missed out on one iconic photo that I had imagined near Hanuman temple but soon enough I made another trip in January and got the best shot in the series. |SP

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