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Virupaksha Temple – The part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi
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Virupaksha Temple – The part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi

The temple was built by Lakkan Dandesha, a chieftain under the ruler Deva Raya II also known as Prauda Deva Raya of the Vijayanagara Empire. Virupaksha or Pampapati Temple is the main center of pilgrimage at Hampi, and had been considered the most sacred...
Fort Bourtange – The star fort in the village of Bourtange
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Fort Bourtange – The star fort in the village of Bourtange

The fort was built under orders of William the Silent and completed in 1593. It was constructed in the design of a star fort with a network of canals and lakes which were used as moats. At the time of its completion, the fort housed five garrisons. Soon a...

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