With a complex of palaces, temple and other monuments, Hampi is a large open-air museum that allows travelers to get a glimpse into the past.
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List of travel related articles on Hampi, Karnataka. Includes detailed descriptions of the various sites, pictures, and hotel reviews.
A little south of the Zenana Enclosure is the fabulous Hazara Rama Temple, dedicated to, obviously, Rama an avatar of Lord Vishnu.
After exiting the temple, we decided to head back up the Hemakuta Hill as we hadn’t really explored any of the temple shrines atop it.
Zenana Enclosure is a fortified quadrangle housing several monuments. Although Zenana means ‘Harem’, there is no historical evidence to justify the name.
One of the key attractions within this complex is the Stone Chariot or Ratha Temple. This monolithic Garuda temple resembles the temple chariots.
Virupaksha Temple, also known as Pampapati Temple, is the heart of the Hampi Bazaar. As the old Hampi saying goes ‘All roads lead to Virupaksha Temple’.
Achyutaraya Temple Complex is located between the Gandhamadana and Matanga hills, was built in 1534 by Achutarya’s brother-in-law, Hiriya Tirumalaraya.
The Hemakuta Hill lies south of the Virupaksha temple. The best way to access the hills is from Sasivekalu Ganesha – not the shortest, but definitely the cleanest!
The Krishna Temple Complex was built in 1515 by Krishnadevaraya to commemorate his victory over the Gajapati rulers (of current day Orrisa).