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Vithala Temple Complex

Address: Bellary District, Hampi, India
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Ranked #1 of 37 Attractions in Hampi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

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Margao, India
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This temple complex is definately the best place in hampi. It shows us the greatness of the whole empire. When i was entering the temple complex i actually had a good idea of what it must have been back in the day. This site is a lil away for main hampi but can be covered by walkin along the river... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This temple is a bit out of the way so the amount of tourists in the area was drastically reduced. We were able to take a great number of pictures and walked for five to ten minutes at a time without running into any other visitors. In addition, we happened to be fortunate that a troop of monkeys decided they... More 

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Haugesund, Norway
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

such a weird place, but so beautifull! we had a guided tour, and I'm glad, or we would have missed out on a lot of the sights and the history of the place. Its a bit of a walk though, so wear good shoes! and bring water :)

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wow!, amazed by what the Vijaynagar rulers have achieved so many years ago and also the fact that quite a lot of the stuff is still around for us to see after all these years. It was a step back in time and well worth braving the harsh sun and heat. A lot of history - ensure that a guide... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Getting up early - breaking for mid day and going back at 3 or so is the best bet for the ruins. They're very spread out so be prepared for renting a rickshaw or long walks/rides in the blistering sun.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They are one of the main attractions of Hampi. It is a UNESCO heritage site. In this complex you can look at famous stone chariot. The stone is complete granite. The temple complex has around 5 mantapas. In them, one is the vittala temple and other one is the sound producing mantapa. It is worth watching and understanding. Visitors will... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Very beautiful temple with a lot of history behind it. Do hire a guide..they should charge you not more than Rs. 150 per pax for a good 20 mins.

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A must visit when in Hampi. Visit the place early in morning to avoid crowd. You have to reach parking and then take a battery operated vehicle or walk (~500 meters) to reach the complex. As crowd builds up, you may have to wait longer in queue for getting the vehicle. Do visit the ruins behind the temple complex from... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

One doesn't have to be lover of history to appreciate the grandeur of Vittala Temple Complex. Usually people throng the temple to see the most-talked about stone chariot, so did I. But once I saw the entire complex, the chariot looked quite ordinary actually. Do carry a good quality camera to capture its beauty. And yes plenty of water as... More 

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Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Best done as part of a Gand tour to include all the pay for entry sites. Hire an auto rickshaw for the day

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