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Vithala Temple Complex

Address: Bellary District, Hampi, India
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Ranked #1 of 38 Attractions in Hampi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This complex is indeed the face the Hampi. Seeing the chariot in actual is nothing compared to the ones that you see on the brochures and pamphlets that speak the glory of Hampi. This place truly is magnificent with the history it beholds and structure that is engineered to build it. The musical pillars are the star attraction of the... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is yet another amazing temple complex in Hampi. There are four or five large halls and stages in this temple compound. Even though almost all of Hampi has very nice and intricate stone structures, this is one of the things that the authorities have decided to charge an entry fees. One of the main attractions here is the musical... More 

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

worth a visit, the most important monument in Hampi. You can walk from the Virupaksha temple to the Vithala temple complex, the drive is about 7 kms

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Kottayam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Ancient architecture and engineering at its best. The pillars which sounds the 7 musical tunes (saptaswara of indian music) is marvellous. The entire old city ruins of great Vijayanagara empires is a must watch. You need to hire a guide to get through the ruis and stories behind it.

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Manipal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lots to see here. A long walk/ electric car ride as the structures were crumbling some time back. Hiring a guide would help in this temple as a lot of fine details are there in the temple architecture. The musical pillar area is being restored but some areas it can still be seen.

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When my senses are full of awe & thrill after roaming around magnificent old palaces, temples, bazaars & ruins, I didn't expect that Hampi had more to offer & startle me again. Sheer brilliance in carving, techniques that they used >700 years ago, attention to detail is something I fail to put in words. This is the gem of the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Its sad to see this awesome piece of history so badly distorted. The Sun chariot, almost like the one in Konark is a great centerpiece. The marketplace outside of the temple is another sample of what a magnificent and thriving place it once was.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's a Beautiful place and must visit. At the same time, it looks given the state of the Place. The Stone Chariot looks astonishing. You can take the Electric Van or walk on your own but be mindful of the Dust. If you've time, I'd suggest to Walk since you can stop to see places on the way.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The historical carvings are rich and inspirational that depicts all the greatness about our past. Best to take the help of a guide to see the places. Also suggest to walk all the way up to the Sugreeva's cave; again with the help of a guide to see all places like Koti linga, various carvings along the banks of Tungabhadra.

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palo alto, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

in the vithala temple, you have the greatest attraction at hampi, the great chariot made of stone, which is a replica of a wooden chariot of 500 years ago. i got there at dusk and the chariot is stunning in the golden rays of the setting sun, and it looks pristine. the rest of the complex is in some state... More 

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