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“Hampi Rocks!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Virupaksha Temple

Virupaksha Temple
Bagalkot District, Pattadakal, India
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Pattadakal
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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“Hampi Rocks!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

One needs at least 3 days to appreciate the sights of this World Heritage Site. This is the focal point of the village and is more impressive from the outside. Visit Laxmi the elephant inside but better still go down to the river at about 8am and help her have her morning bath when you can get in to the river and give her scrub.
The best view of this temple complex is to walk up the stone hill, especially at sunset when the colors of the rocks and temple keep changing.

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“Starting point for you Hampi trip.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is must see when you are in Hampi. Main Tower is impressive. Best seen from the stone hill next to the temple. Be aware that monkeys around are not friendly nice pets! If you will be lucky you will see a weeding ceremony.

Visited February 2013
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“Very Crowded Temple, its better to just see the tower from a distance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The temple has nothing much to see rather than a crowd of people wandering inside the temple. If you are magnetized by the 135 ft tall tower and want to really get in to it and explore, then its your call. Else, I would not advise it personally

Visited January 2013
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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“Virupaksha Temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We started our 3 day hampi trip from Virupaksha temple. Must visit temple since it is one of few temples where worship is on. Maintenance is the issue such historic place totally lack of cleanness
hurting, After spending quality time in temple and the river bank went up hill towards jain temples to watch sunset my god what sorry state of affairs toilets built is in bad shape people have used boulders as open bathrooms - what is the use going into such lovely temple coming out and using places around it to mess!!!!!!! Sad

Visited January 2013
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“The last live monument in hampi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I did not like the way foreigners dressed skimply while inside the temple complex- if any foreign guests do read this please try to maintain the sanctity of the temple by going around the place dressed and behaving properly. Do not make a mockery of our perseverance

Visited January 2013
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