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Virupaksha Temple

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Address: Hampi, India

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Large temple with a scientific wonder

The temple is huge and houses many deities, it is located just near the river crossing, and many local guides and autos would be waiting there for you. The temple has a large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gaurav5430
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Mysore, Karnataka, India
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Mysore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple is huge and houses many deities, it is located just near the river crossing, and many local guides and autos would be waiting there for you. The temple has a large gopura and then an open pavilion omgst other things. This is believed to be the oldest temple here and is dedicated to lord pampapati (Shiva). Very well... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely piece of architecture . Reminds of glory of Vijayanagar times. Loved this place. One of the star attractions of Hampi. A perfect place for people who love ancient architectures.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Virupaksha temple has some nice architecture if you are interested in the same. It is also accompanied by the typical Hampi's ruins nearby and we had a good time at this place. Beware of monkeys though who infest this area and can be up to mischief.

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Thank tokrishanu
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Google maps guided us through some back roads to reach this place. We reached a dead-end. On enquiring, we discovered that we had actually reached Virupaksha Temple. So, we parked the car and walked through a small gate that wasn't open for vehicular traffic. After walking for a few metres, we saw an entrance to the right which we believed... More 

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Thank GraceDawn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not at all into visiting temples still i went there because i knew it is not like a regular temple we happen to see. It has got a great architecture which is amazing for photography. They charge 50rupees for taking camera inside. Beware of monkeys there though! Happy travel! :)

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Thank Rachna S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tungavadrsa river is just close to this temple. Having a very is just after a visit of all places at Hampi.

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Thank Bikash M
jamshedpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the so called Hype of the temple, was slightly disappointed when I visited it. Although has rich history associated with it. MUST VISIT FOR HISTORY FREAKS !!

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Thank swatidr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple has a huge Gopuram (main entrance) which is visible from a distance. This is one of the most famous places in Hampi and attracts a lot of visitor each year. The place has a lot of monkeys who will not shy away from snatching things from your hand if they feel you will offer them food to return... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a dream come true trip for me and as a solo traveler I wanted to explore. This is place attracts me so much that I feel like being here for always

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

There are fabulous ruins of ancient Hindu temples to see here. The carvings and sculpture is quite exquisite.

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