Field Trip - Grade 12, AUGUST 2017

Visit to Hampi

It is the epoch of transition from the Old to the New, said Robert Sewell. An empire, whose boundaries are unfathomable even to modern binoculars, whose tribus saecula of war, peace, culture and architecture, are now only a distant reminiscence, in a land 400km north of Bengaluru- called Hampi. The history students of Grade 12 visited the most awe-inspiring land the pupil of the eye has ever seen, sprinkled with 2900 pantheons and 43 palaces. On a sojourn lasting 3 days, they explored the ruins, the kings, priests, nobles, artisans and commoners of Vijaynagar once called home, visiting edifices like the Mahanavami Dibba, the Vijaya Vitthala Temple, Ugra Narasimha, Kadalekalu Ganesha, Lotus Mahal, and the Virupaksha Temple, reflecting the exaltation and the grandeur of the Vijayanagar empire.