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Virupaksha Temple

Hampi, Karnataka 583239, India

Outdoors- Other
Hindu Temples
Notable Architectures

About Virupaksha Temple

This temple of shiva is designated as UNESCO world heritage site located in the heart of Hampi. It has a large gopura which is covered by architectural beauty and the surroundings of the temple is also quite impressing. The archiitectural beauty of Hampi statrts from here.



Attractions near Virupaksha Temple

Hemakuta Hill Temples0.28km from Virupaksha Temple

Cluster of ancient temples situated on the Hemakutta hills in Hampi. Popular viewpoint, Canvas of stones, hundreds of years old. Hemakuta hills literally means golden hillock

Kadalekalu Ganesha0.29km from Virupaksha Temple

One of the largest statues of Lord Ganesh in southern India. It has a height of 4.6 meters and is carved out of a single boulder. The belly of Ganesha has been chiseled in such a manner that it resembles a Bengal gram (known as Kadalekalu in the local language). The temple hall is decorated with tall and slender granite pillars.

Mathanga Hill0.98km from Virupaksha Temple

Highest point in Hampi to get an areal view of the city and surroundings. Trekkers paradise, viewpoint. There is a small temple and a cave in the hill.

Vijaya Vittala Temple1.83km from Virupaksha Temple

Ancient monument which is well known for its exceptional architecture and unmatched craftsmanship. It has so many beautiful stone structures.This is one of the largest and  famous structures in Hampi

For some curious reasons, this temple dedicated to Lord Siva was built many meters below the ground level.  Almost all the time the sanctum and the core parts of the temple are underwater, restricting entry to the inner areas. There is a beautiful lawn built around the temple. Usually a less crowded location

Lotus Mahal Hampi2.05km from Virupaksha Temple

Situated within the Zenana enclosure , a secluded area reserved for the royal ladies of the Vijayanagara empire. The structure resembles the petals of a lotus.This is a good example of Indo Islamic architecture

Where is Virupaksha Temple

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Located in the north eastern part of Karnataka which has the highest deposits of Iron ore