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“Awesome Space” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vithala Temple Complex

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Awesome Space”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The temples in Hampi are away from the usual tourist chaos, horns honking, and trash. This site is quiet and pulls you back into time. When I was there in the morning there were no other travelers--just me and guard. This place is what movies are made and makes you ponder what the place must have been like in its hayday.

Visited December 2012
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“Bithala Temple, Hampi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The architecture is wonderful. So many structures are there. In particular, the musical pillars must draw the attention of serious tourists.

Visited December 2012
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“beautiful and historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is the main building/s at Hampi complex--- and truly beautiful. A good place to start exploring.

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Pune, India.
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“Synonym with Hampi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is probably the best place in Hampi.
Tips:
1. Hampi has so many places to visit, so if you are covering it in one day, this is a must visit place. 2. Try to visit early morning to catch nice light on the pillars.
3. A walk from Hampi bazar to Vitthal temple (via the Ram mandir) is worth taking. It is around 2 KMs walk. On the way you can see 2-3 other small temples as well.

Visited December 2012
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“Worth the world heritage site tag!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The Vithala Temple complex with its stone chariot is worth the world heritage site tag. The approach road with the ruins of the ancient market place builds up the mystery about the place. A good guide would explain the various aspects of the complex, the science behind the musical pillars, the multiple figures in a single sculpture, and how the horses in the stone chariot got replaced by elephants over period of time! An absolute must-visit on your trip to Hampi.

Visited December 2012
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