Actress Anarkali Marikar is a self-confessed travel enthusiast who loves exploring new places and their cultures.
The talented artist who made a fabulous debut in ‘Anandam’ soon grabbed the audience’s attention with a handful of impressive roles. ‘Anandam’ was extensively shot in popular tourist destinations like Goa and Hampi. Anarkali has now returned to the historical site of Hampi for a photoshoot. She has even posted some beautiful pictures on her social media page, in which she poses amid the majestic stone pillars and the magnificent ancient temples.
In an interview given to Manoramaonline, Anarkali had revealed Hampi as her favourite destination. She says she cannot express the captivating beauty of Hampi in words. Hampi has attracted global attention for its ancient temples, exquisite pillars, statues and royal buildings that are crafted in stones.
Anarkali says it would take at least months to walk around and enjoy the true beauty of Hampi. She admits that she couldn’t really enjoy the place last time, as she was here for the filming of ‘Anandam’. Anarkali had wished to visit the place again to enjoy the charm of Hampi to her heart’s content. Now, she is happy that she has returned to Hampi and is busy exploring the incredible history and culture of the place.
The stone city
The mesmerizing regal city of Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. Hampi, with its stone carved temples, heritage buildings, monuments and pillars and the famous rock edicts, draw millions of visitors every year. Interestingly, foreigners reach here more than domestic tourists.
These enchanting remanets from the past sprawl in 24 square kilometres. The Vitthala temple, the stone chariot that has become familiar as the official emblem of Karnataka tourism, the ‘saptaswara’ pillars that emanate the seven musical notes, the serene charm of the Thungabhadra River, enormous residential areas that could host up to one thousand guests and the elephant sanctuary are some of the best attractions in Hampi.