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Attractions to explore near Virupaksha Temple

Virupaksha Temple
Virupaksha TempleHampi, Karnataka 583239, India


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.

Nearby Attractions

Hemakuta Hill Temples
Hemakuta Hill Temples0.28 KMs away 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 Ganesha
Kadalekalu Ganesha0.29 KMs away 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 Hill
Mathanga Hill0.98 KMs away 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 Temple
Vijaya Vittala Temple1.83 KMs away 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

Underground Shiva Temple (Prasanna Virupaksha Temple)
Underground Shiva Temple (Prasanna Virupaksha Temple)1.96 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

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 Hampi
Lotus Mahal Hampi2.05 KMs away 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

Elephant's Stables
Elephant's Stables2.07 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

Long structure with a row of domed chamber which were used to keep royal elephants . A good example of Indo Islamic architecture

Hazara Rama Temple
Hazara Rama Temple2.15 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

Situated at the heart of the Royal area which is functioning as a private temple for the Royal family. The walls of the temple is beautifully decorated by so many historical architectural works.

Anjanadri Hill Temple
Anjanadri Hill Temple2.41 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. The temple sits on a hill, you need to climb over 500 steps to reach it. The view of the old ruins of Hampi along with the paddy fields around the hill is a magnificent sight.

Queen's bath Hampi
Queen's bath Hampi2.76 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple
Sanapur Lake
Sanapur Lake3.62 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

Formed by an irrigation reservoir, Senapur Lake is surrounded by boulder hills. The road to the lake is through numerous paddy fields and banana plantations where you can also see locals herd their livestocks. The lake has a cliff jumping point and coracle ride spot.

Anegundi3.90 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

A historical village in the Koppal district. There is so many beautiful historically important places here.

Hire Benkal
Hire Benkal8.27 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

one of the largest prehistoric megalithic settlements in India Protected bu the Archaeological survey of India.

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary
Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary10.57 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

Created exclusively for the preservation of sloth bear which has a diversified flaura ad fauna. Trekking lovers can explore this area.

Tungabhadra Dam
Tungabhadra Dam14.45 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

A multipurpose dam serving irrigation, electricity generation, flood control etc , constructed across the Thungabadhra river which had been inaugurated at 1953

Bellary Fort
Bellary Fort52.55 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

Perched on the top of Ballari Gudda. It is built in 2 parts. the lower and the upper part. It has a decorated history and harbors, historical and religious monuments alongside its premises. A popular viewpoint in the city

Mahadeva Historical temple
Mahadeva Historical temple54.18 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

Architectural wonder, Historical place and a main pilgrimage tourist center in Karnataka. Home » Gadag » Mahadeva Temple Mahadeva Temple AUGUST 1, 2011 BY RAGGI MUDDE District: Koppal Town: Itagi Temple: Mahadeva Temple Mahadeva Temple mahadeva-temple-itagi The Mahadeva Temple was built along the plans of the Amruteshwara Temple constructed at Annigeri. The temple’s carvings, sculptures, pillars and tower stand proof to the immense talent of Chalukyan artists.

Kalleshwara Temple
Kalleshwara Temple74.45 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

A temple built in 987 AD. It was an important agrahara from the times of the western Chalukyas.

Mudgal Fort
Mudgal Fort74.95 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

Mudgal fort is an ancient fort located in the Raichur district. The place is well known for its historical heritage and communal harmony and so many historical inscriptions.

Brahma Jinalaya (Basadi)
Brahma Jinalaya (Basadi)80.21 KMs away from Virupaksha Temple

A Jain Temple in Lakkundi has an idol of Lord Mahavira seated on a lion throne. The temple is popularly known as the Brahma Jinalaya. It is believed to have been constructed by Attimabbe, wife of Nagadeva, the Chieftain of Chalukya King Ahavamalla.