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Vithala Temple Complex

Bellary District, Hampi, India
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Ranked #1 of 35 attractions in Hampi
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Vittala temple is major attraction and hence the most crowded. If you have a bicycle you can drive till the temple. If you have energy you can walk down the one and half kilometer stretch. We did not have both so we stood in line for the buggy. So if you walk there are small ruined shrines on the way,... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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33 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

In the heart of the most romantic ruin in India, the destroyed capital of the Vijanayagar Hindu Empire, built in a unique landscape of big rocks, lakes and river, the temple of Vitalla, that we visited at sunset, is the one jewel of Hindu architecture. Musical pillars are really not important compared with the supreme harmony of the building and... More

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Bangalore
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Please do take a guide - this place has lots of stories that you will miss without a good guide - ask the security folks at the entrance - they will point you to the official guides - they charge about Rs 400 or so - their tour will take about an hour -the place comes alive with their stories

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The Temple complex is along the banks of Tungabhadara River and a very scenic place. exellent to visti early morning. There are many architectural details so it will be worthwhile to hire a guide on the spot. I was particularly amused by the chinese influence in the architectural details.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A really interesting temple which if you look at the carved details, it's amazing, It is still a temple very much in use with monkeys running around, there is an elephant that blesses you when you put a coin into its trunk.

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Bangalore, India
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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Temple,its architecture, stone carvings,musical pillars,associated stories everything is incredible .Do hire a guide to hear stoeries about the king,queen,dance and music, they will charge approxly 100-150 for 30 minutes. The main Vitthala Temple,Musical pillars and monolithic stone chariot is the one which define Hampi in its photographs.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We walked the 2km or so to this place from the Virupaksha Temple side... along the Tungabhadra rivulet. You go through small tunnels under boulders, past a few temples, past the Kishkindha hilltop temple in the distance (birth place of Lord Hanuman), past breathtaking scenery and finally come to this temple which as you enter just transports you in a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Great historical site. There are 2 ways to get here once you get dropped off by TukTuk. You can walk for 20 mins taking pictures of the smaller monuments and enjoying the sun or you can pay to take one of the enormous Golf Buggies. We did both and enjoyed it. The complex is big enough to swallow maybe 1... More

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Guwahati, India
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The finest example of Vijayanagara architecture can be seen in the Vitthala Temple Complex. The site has several temples dedicated to various forms of Vishnu. Though few structures are in ruins, the main Vitthala Temple and its monolithic rock chariot is the highlight of Hampi. It is located away from the Virupaksha Temple and Hampi village, electric vans are used... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We approached this wonderful temple complex via the riverside path which I would highly recommend. This way you will enjoy the landscape and other smaller sites along the way. Within the Vithala complex you will see the best preserved carvings as well as the famous stone chariot. When we visited there was a vendor selling drinks and snacks as well... More

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