At the height of its prosperity at the turn of the 16th century, Hampi was among the largest cities of the world. It was the domicile of kings, a center for religious pilgrimage and home to as many as 250,000 people. And located as it were on the banks of the Tungabhadra with granite outcrops and ridges characterizing the local terrain, it made for a very picturesque setting. More than the physical landscape, it was Hampi’s supernatural associations that proved a greater draw to the rulers of the Vijayanagara empire. For Hampi happens to be in the heart of Kishkindha, the monkey kingdom that features in the Ramayana and the birthplace of Hanuman himself.
The Hampi 2018 run t-shirt is inspired by the rocky landscapes, wandering monkeys, scenic sunsets and of course, the temples and ruins of the Hampi region. Buy one when you sign up to run this Republic Day Weekend!