Q. Consider the following statements regarding Hampi the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire Which of the Given statement is true?

[A] It is located in the Krishna river basin

[B] Krishnadevaraya made Hampi as the capital city.

[C] By 1500 CE, Hampi became the worldu2019s largest medieval-era city.

[D] Wide chariot streets flanked by the row of pillared mandapas is the unique feature of Hampi

Answer: D

Recently, the Vice-president of India visited monuments at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi in Vijayanagara district, Karnataka. 

About Hampi: 

  • Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 14th century. The old city of Hampi was a prosperous, wealthy and grand city near the Tungabhadra River, with numerous temples, farms and trading markets. 
  • Harihara and Bukka of Sangama dynasty made Hampi as capital after the formation of the empire. 
  • By 1500 CE, Hampi-Vijayanagara was the world’s second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing, and probably India’s richest at that time, attracting traders from Persia and Portugal. 
  • One of the unique features of temples at Hampi is the wide chariot streets flanked by the row of pillared mandapas. 

Source: The Hindu