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Underground Shiva Temple (Prasanna 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

Sanapur Lake

Sanapur Lake

13.98km from Tungabhadra Dam

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.

Hemakuta Hill Temples

Hemakuta Hill Temples

14.27km from Tungabhadra Dam

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

Hazara Rama Temple

Hazara Rama Temple

14.36km from Tungabhadra Dam

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.

Kadalekalu Ganesha

Kadalekalu Ganesha

14.44km from Tungabhadra Dam

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.

Virupaksha Temple

Virupaksha Temple

14.45km from Tungabhadra Dam

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. #hampi

Queen's bath Hampi

Queen's bath Hampi

14.53km from Tungabhadra Dam

Queen's bath is located near the entrance to the Royal Enclosure in Hampi. It is beleived to be used as the private bathing chamber and royal pleasure complex for the king and the queens of Vijayanagara Empire. The large pool constructed in the center of the structure is surrounded by beautiful arched corridors and ornate balconies.

Lotus Mahal Hampi

Lotus Mahal Hampi

14.72km from Tungabhadra Dam

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 Stables

14.9km from Tungabhadra Dam

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

Mathanga Hill

Mathanga Hill

15.02km from Tungabhadra Dam

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 Temple

16.27km from Tungabhadra Dam

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

Anjanadri Hill Temple

Anjanadri Hill Temple

16.56km from Tungabhadra Dam

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.

Hire Benkal

Hire Benkal

17.64km from Tungabhadra Dam

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

Anegundi

Anegundi

18.33km from Tungabhadra Dam

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

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary

19.79km from Tungabhadra Dam

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

Mahadeva Historical temple

Mahadeva Historical temple

45.39km from Tungabhadra Dam

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 Temple

60.49km from Tungabhadra Dam

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

Bellary Fort

Bellary Fort

61.77km from Tungabhadra Dam

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

Brahma Jinalaya (Basadi)

Brahma Jinalaya (Basadi)

69.3km from Tungabhadra Dam

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.

Mudgal Fort

Mudgal Fort

83.35km from Tungabhadra Dam

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.

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Tungabhadra Dam

Tungabhadra Dam

Munirabad Rural, Karnataka 583234, India

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