Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Karnataka, which was the centre of the Vijayanagara empire in the 14th century. On the banks of Tungabhadra river, the ruins of Hampi are spread over 4,100 hectares. The important monuments here include Virupaksha temple, Krishna temple, Vitthala temple, Achyutaraya temple, Hemakuta hill monuments, and many others. Hampi has challenged time, survived the centuries and lived to tell the tale. And, they say, if you listen carefully enough, you might learn a thing or two on how to do the same.