A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi is a serene town that was founded way back in the 14th century in the huge valley on the banks of the River Tungabhadra. An open-museum of architecture, religion and history, this place is dotted with innumerable gems that were hewed from stones, mainly during the reign of Vijayanagara Empire. The palaces and temples of Hampi such as the King’s Palace, the Virupaksha Temple and the Vittala Temple are the most attractive. The carvings of dancing courtesans, elephants, Gods, royal women look like sheer gems. Tourism of India has a list of Hampi tour packages, which have been planned in a meticulous manner. Pick your favorite now.