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List of travel related articles on Hampi, Karnataka. Includes detailed descriptions of the various sites, pictures, and hotel reviews.

Hampi!

Royal, gorgeous Hampi!

A little south of the Zenana Enclosure is the fabulous Hazara Rama Temple, dedicated to, obviously, Rama an avatar of Lord Vishnu.

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Sacred, spectacular Hampi!

Sacred, spectacular Hampi!

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.

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Royal Center Hampi

Zenana Enclosure is a fortified quadrangle housing several monuments. Although Zenana means ‘Harem’, there is no historical evidence to justify the name.

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Vittala Temple Complex

One of the key attractions within this complex is the Stone Chariot or Ratha Temple. This monolithic Garuda temple resembles the temple chariots.

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Virupaksha Temple

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’.

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Achyutaraya Temple Complex

Achyutaraya Temple Complex is located between the Gandhamadana and Matanga hills, was built in 1534 by Achutarya’s brother-in-law, Hiriya Tirumalaraya.

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Hemakuta Hill

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!

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Krishna Temple Hampi

The Krishna Temple Complex was built in 1515 by Krishnadevaraya to commemorate his victory over the Gajapati rulers (of current day Orrisa).

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