The capital city spread from Kampli to the north to Hospet in the south, Anegundi in the west to Kamalapura in the east. Bhima's gate formed an important gateway in the eastern portion. Here one can find the statue of Bhima in his battle attire, probably it served as a training centre for the soldiers to emulate the legendary Bhima. The statue of Bhima below signifies killing of the demon Kichaka. Another statue on the wall depicts Draupadi tying her hair after Bhima slays the demon.
The southern most fortification stretched 3 kms towards Hospet City, and the inner layer covered the boundaries of the capital city Hampi, and finally the core area was fortified which is best preserved.
One can witness the effort of the ASI to reconstruct the fortification with the numbering of the stones on the wall if one has a close look at the picture below C13,14,15, D14,15,16 E8,9,10 are clear markings on the granite walls. The colour of the stone is giveaway when compared to pale colour of granite, eventually it is bound to match the old stone colour due to constant exposure to nature.
The fourth and fifth line of fortification covered the villages of Malappanagude from Hospet to Hampi. The sixth fortification encircled the villages of Kamalapuram. Finally the seventh fortification covered the main city of Hampi consisting of Virupaksha Temple, Hemkunta Hill, Royal Enclosure and Sacred Centre along with Noble men quarters.
The fortification around the Hemkunta hill is under construction with a passage way.
The ancient means of transport in a bullock cart still persists in the villages of Hampi
Domed gateway, Bhima's gateway and lastly the Talaharighat gateway are the primary gateways leading into Hampi
Boundary of the fortress seen near the purandara mantap, apparently built to prevent water from Tungabhadra river entering the Vithala complex
Watch tower in the zenana enclosure
Security point in the royal palace
Viewpoint of the Mosque and the royal centre seen from a vantage point of Noblemens quarters
Sheeps grazing on the Badavi linga precints of the boundary wall
Overview of the Hemkunta hillock
Model of the capital Vijaynagar Empire ACK : ASI Museum