The state of Karnataka in southern India is home to the historic settlement of Hampi. There are countless abandoned Vijayanagara Empire temple complexes scattered around it. The seventh-century Hindu Virupaksha Temple is located next to the reopened Hampi Bazaar on the south side of the Tungabhadra River. Standing in front of the enormous Vittala Temple site is a carved stone chariot. The Indian sloth bear can be seen in Daroji Bear Sanctuary, southeast of Hampi.
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