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Address: Hampi, India

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Virupaksha Temple

I recently visited this temple with friends.This is one of the must see temples in hampi.It is believed that the king krishnadeva raya once ruled here.The temple has numerous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Coimbatore, India
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Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently visited this temple with friends.This is one of the must see temples in hampi.It is believed that the king krishnadeva raya once ruled here.The temple has numerous shrines.The narrow water channel is drawn from tungabadra river which flows along the terrace is a beauty.The main lord here is Shiva.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well .. the title says it all. Have a look at it from the outside. Nice statues, good craftsmanship ... but not really worth paying the camera or even video fees to get in.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is the centre piece of Hampi ruins.An ancient temple ,but extremely well maintained,it has Gopura similar to typical South Indian temples. The enterance is very impressive ,with an unique three faced Nandi facing the main temple. It has large courtyard ,surrounded by living quarters. The main temple is very serene. While there are many temples in Hampi,not all... More 

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

Very old and beautifully built. Main entrance "dwaar" is really huge and have beautiful carvings. Taking guide is helpful but not really necessary.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having heard a lot about this temple from everyone who has been to Hampi, our expectations were high when we approached it. The entrance Gopuram or pyramidal tower at the front is simply magnificent! The intricate sculptures on every pillar, every arch, every surface within this complex make it breathtakingly gorgeous from all angles and in all light conditions of... More 

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Koregaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is near the bus stop, you can get guides , bicycle on rent from this spot. don't miss to see a camera hole which gives a reverse image.

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

Very good temple for family visit. near thunfabhadra river where you can take bath. the temple elephant is magnificient

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only working temple in Hampi. Though not grand as Vitthala temple, architecture wise, this deserves a visit nonetheless. In fact you should make this a starting point for your Hampi exploration. Some things that I liked.. - Huge main Gopuram full of beautiful sculptures - Temple elephant who will bless you in return for some donation -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple can be called as a scientific temple and if you don't get a guide at this place then you won't understand the significance. Technology that our cameras now use was used in this temple and in one of the garbha grah you can see the inverted image of the upper part of the structure (I forgot the exact... More 

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Mysore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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