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. Plan to visit Balakrishna Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hampi attractions using our Hampi day trip planning tool .
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  • the Krishna temple is about a kilometer away from the Virupaksha temple, it is also known as the Balakrishna temple , the idol of child krishna is no longer in the sanctum. -it is in a chennai museum....  more »
  • It is a Balakrishna Temple but the main idol is in Chennai Museum and hence the temple is not used as a worshipping place. Temple has a big complex with Sanctum Sanctorum at the centre surrounded by o...  more »
  • The temple is a krishna temple and is near Krishna bazaar and Pushkarini. The inscription will many avatharas of lord krishna. There is no idol of lord Krishna . The temples at Humpi reveals the natur...  more »

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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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