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Last Updated: 18 Mar 2009 6 Contributors
Vithala Temple

OK Rated #1 out of 16 attractions in Hampi

Vithala Temple is the most prominent of the temples in Hampi, with its famed stone chariot, musical pillars and its UNESCO World Heritage Monument status. The beautifully carved pillars are said to gi... More

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Riverside Ruins

OK Rated #2 out of 16 attractions in Hampi

The Vittala Temple located here has come to symbolize Hampi tourism. The temple is actually a sprawling complex of pavilions, temples, elaborate gateways and encircling walls. It is an extravagant and... More

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Islamic Quarter

OK Rated #4 out of 16 attractions in Hampi

From the riverside area, the Talarigatta Gate used to form the main entrance to the urban section of the city. The Ahmed Khan’s Mosque complex is a departure from the usual Hampi architecture. Constru... More

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Around Krishna Temple

OK Rated #7 out of 16 attractions in Hampi

Not far from the main bus stand is an ancient Krishna Temple. And a little further down are statues of Laxminarasimha and BadaviLinga, both large monolithic statues.

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Viroopaksha Temple

OK Rated #12 out of 16 attractions in Hampi

Nearly all temples in Hampi were desecrated during invasion from Muslim Rulers from the north and today, there is no worshiping in these temples. Viroopaksha Temple is an exception. With its tall gopu... More

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Queen's Bath Complex

OK Rated #14 out of 16 attractions in Hampi

This is a large area full of ancient monuments. You can visit the queen's bath, a large indoor tank with aqueducts that was used by the women of the royal family for bathing. Hajara Rama Temple nearby... More

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King's Court Area

OK Rated #14 out of 16 attractions in Hampi

Another large complex of monuments, not very far from Queen's Bath, has the ancient Vijayanagar City within a ruined fort. Look for King's Court, which is a complex of rock structures with much of it ... More

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The Royal Center

OK Rated #9 out of 16 attractions in Hampi

The Hazara Rama Temple is famous for its walls – the carvings tell the story of the Ramayana. As the name indicates, the Zenana Enclosure was the living quarters for the female members of the royal fa... More

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The Sacred Center

OK Rated #9 out of 16 attractions in Hampi

There are a host of temples scattered among the ruins of Hampi. Some of them function as places of worship even now and still maintain sacred traditions like the maintenance of a temple elephant. The ... More

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