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Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, Hampi
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Visit the southern section of the Hampi World Heritage Site to see Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, home to several shrines predating most other structures within the important archeological locality. While some of the oldest ruins on this hill date back to the 10th century, others were added after the establishment of the Vijayanagara Empire and include fortified walls designed to protect the area from potential invaders. Pay special attention to the monumental sculptures representing Narasimha, an incarnation of Vishnu as a man-lion. In addition to its historical and architectural significance, the hill also serves as an ideal lookout point, providing sweeping views over the ancient capital's bazaar. Use our Hampi trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex and other attractions in Hampi.
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  • The Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex has a lot of smaller temples and mantapas in the area. The area is famous as a "Sunset View Point" and the views are wonderful. Excellent place to relax and enjoy the ...  more »
  • This is a small hill near the Virupaksha Temple. There are lot of small temples and mantaps in this area. The sunset from this hill is very beautiful and must watch in Hampi. The access to this hill i...  more »
  • This was all that I had imagined Hampi would be. After visiting Virupaksha temple we started on foot towards Hemkuta hill temple complex. It was very warm that day. We did not know how to go about it ...  more »