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Located within the ruins of Vijaynagar, Hampi is a world heritage site and one of the most important historical sites across the world. Vijaynagar was the capital of the erstwhile Vijaynagar Kingdom and the ruins are built near the banks of the Tungabhadra River. The city has some of the most magnificent buildings and sites that display the architectural brilliance of the Vijaynagar rulers. Its various temples are heavily frequented by pilgrims and tourists and is a great place to visit.
The down served as the capital of the princely State of Mysore for nearly six centuries with distinguished rulers like Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. The city is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka and is famous for its various temples, palaces, forts and old churches. The town is known for being the birth place for various styles of Indian arts and crafts. Mysore is a major tourist destination in India and should be visited by all who want to experience the rich culture of this historical city.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple in Bangalore city is a huge cultural complex that was inaugurated in 1997. There is a gold-plated dhwaja-stambha (flag post) 17 m (56 ft) high and a gold plated kalash shikara 8.5 m (28 ft) high. In the evening the temple is open from 4:15 pm to 8:20 pm. The evening arati starts at 7:00 pm where devotees sing along with priest.In the main temple the arati is performed by three priests. This arati is followed again by aratis where devotees can be seen dancing to the rhythm of "hare krishna hare rama".