Hazara Rama Temple, Hampi

4.6
#5 of 19 in Historic Sites in Hampi
Discover a key structure within the World Heritage-listed complex of Hampi monuments at Hazara Rama Temple, featuring walls carved with thousands of images depicting scenes from the "Ramayana." Constructed in the 15th century, the relatively small structure served as private shrine for King Vijayanagara and his closest relatives. Renovations carried out after the original construction added an open porch and elaborate pillars to the simple building, which has just two halls and a sanctum. Note the well-preserved external walls with bas-reliefs of Krishna and Rama, as well as images of public processions and festivals involving soldiers, dancers, and trained elephants and horses. To visit Hazara Rama Temple and get the most from your holiday in Hampi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hampi road trip planning website .
Create an itinerary including Hazara Rama Temple
map
Hazara Rama Temple Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
159 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • October 2, 2017
    There are lots of temples in Hampi but this is one of the best preserved and hours can be spend here to explore. It is not a working temple but depiction of Ramayana is excellent.Not to be missed  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    As the name indicates this temple has over thousand carvings. Many show hunting / trading / dancing scenes. Well preserved and completely worth your time. This wont hold any charm unless you have a gu...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Still in a good shape. Amazed with the sculptures and the details. Thanks for ACI for maintaining it so well. Free entry  more »
Google
  • June 22, 2017
    Beautiful temple with elephants on the outer wall and Ramayana episode reliefs in side
  • March 10, 2017
    This was among my top favourites in Hampi. A temple albeit small in size but big in artwork. The walls have the whole of Ramayana carved on and more. Lots of carvings in the granite pillars inside too. A treat to watch and a must visit.
  • January 27, 2017
    Well maintained heritage site. The temple walls have hundreds of carved panels depicting various episodes of Ramayana. One of the must-visit places in Hampi
  • April 4, 2017
    A temple of great historical importance in Hampi. As a rite people do pradakshin after entering in the temple premises and before entering into the main temple-garbha gudi, this is where you Learn The Ramayana which was beautifully​ carved on the walls of this temple. They say the name was because of those 1000 sculpted depictions of the Ramayana.Hazar means 1000 in Hindi.And the outer wall of the temple shows how the possessions​ & celebrations that took place in the kingdom during Dussehra, which was first celebrated in Hampi and later currently followed by the kings of Mysore.unfortunately the idols here are not worshiped ,since they are destroyed in the invasions then.
  • February 19, 2017
    Ramayan...stories....carvings....sculptures....all the walls speak our glorious past

Plan your trip to Hampi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Hampi

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Hampi by other users

8 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Hampi & Bengaluru BY A USER FROM VIETNAM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Karnataka BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA January, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Karnataka BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Karnataka BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Karnataka BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans