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Balakrishna Temple, Hampi

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See carvings of ten incarnations of Vishnu at Balakrishna Temple, added in 1513 to the monuments of the World Heritage-listed Hampi complex. Constructed to celebrate the Vijayanagara Empire's military victory and annexation of an eastern kingdom, the temple honors Lord Bala Krishna, an incarnation of Krishna as an infant. The surrounding temple complex features a number of smaller shrines and pillared halls graced with intricate carvings. West of the main temple stands a rectangular structure that probably served as a granary. Just behind it, look for a narrow stairway: climb it to the top of the temple and enjoy panoramic views of the entire complex. To visit Balakrishna Temple on your holiday in Hampi, and find out what else Hampi has to offer, use our Hampi trip generator.
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  • This temple is in the main road and can be very easily accessible. It is believed that the idol was taken from orissa by Shrikrishna Devaraya and established here as a sign of his victory. It is away ...  more »
  • Absolute wonder, places to lose yourself in and let go. Huge spaces, history in mind.
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  • Part of the Krishna Temple, then the asphalt road, this temple is diferenzia by most temples at Hampi to the brick structure.
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You'll find a number of simple guesthouses and homestays located in Hampi itself, primarily in the Hampi Bazaar district. North and south of the river, they offer comfortable rooms in modest former residential buildings. Further afield, a selection of more upmarket resorts and hotels sit on the banks of the river and the nearby lake to the northwest. Many visitors choose to stay in Hosapete, to the southwest, or the small town of Kamalapur, located just south of Hampi. Both offer a greater range of accommodations than Hampi, including hotels, resorts, and hostels.
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