We all grew up listening to the tales of witty Tenali Raman, who was one of the advisers of King Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire; therefore, little needs to be said about the glory of his dynasty.
Hampi was one of the hotspots of Vijayanagara Empire and my guide claimed that it boasts of about 2300 temples and such a land now attracts tourists from all around the globe.
On one side we have religious Indian families trying to attain sanctity and on the other, we have young globetrotters with their own idea of salvation.
If this isn’t cultural crossfire I don’t know what is.
Written and Photographed by Bharath Surendra