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Virupaksha Temple

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Address: Hampi, India

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Must See in Hampi

We visited on Hindu New Year's Day. Chaotic to say the least. Thousands of villagers from near and far descend on the site. Monumental traffic jams. But loads of color, sights... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on Hindu New Year's Day. Chaotic to say the least. Thousands of villagers from near and far descend on the site. Monumental traffic jams. But loads of color, sights and smells. Temple towers over the village, reinforced by Birmingham steel from 1870s. Excellent state of repair. Monkeys seeking bananas. Temple elephant painted in festive colors. Allow one hour.

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Thank chuckatbigsky
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Virupaksha temple is at the center of Hampi. The first view of the temple seemed to have come straight out of Internet - the peak of the temple partially obscured by a tree. Most structures of Hampi are frequented by schools, hence the crowd is generally high. The temple is huge and it takes a lot of time to see... More 

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish they managed the crowd and maintain more cleanliness. It so difficult to teach people not to throw waste around.

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Thank yugamum
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Temple is a fine example of beautiful craftsmanship of 16th century located in the centre of hampi. Starting point to begin for hampi tour.

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Thank cjain153
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the main temple complex of Hampi and in a way is a pictorial representation of it. One of my mates lost his footwear kept outside, so pls be aware

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Temple has lovely architecture and just opposite the mango tree cafe. It also very close to other attractions like Kadalekai ganesha. There are lot of monkeys inside the temple and hence take care of the foodstuffs you carry

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Thank Soni1287
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the major attractions of the hampi tour.. will take around 50mins to see the place. U will need a guide. There a lot of harmless monkeys in this temple. U better take lots of bananas to feed them and an elephant. The elephant gives you blessings whn u pay her(will only bless the pwrson who gives... More 

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Thank Shruti L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see place for history lovers. Amazing architicture, great views and good people. Definitely worth if u are alover of old constructions

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited in day time and night time too. At day time, you can see the architecture closely and really fascinating it is. Please have a guide if you are going there, have so much hidden knowledge like thinking what that era's architect might have built it and what is the reason behind its stability for 600+ years. After a... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful temple. Well maintained. It's amazing to see such an old temple built so beautifully and architecturally splendid

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