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. Plan to visit Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex during your Hampi vacation using our convenient Hampi day trip planner .
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  • Hemakuta Hill is between Virupaksha Temple and Vithala Temple. Lots of temples within this area. If you don't have anyone to guide you, you might miss out on some important places i.e. you may pass by...  more »
  • The place is next to Virupaksha temple and is great to enjoy sunset. There is a little trek to go upto the top but the place has some marked steps to climb and the climb is not that difficult. So, cli...  more »
  • Hampi was full of surprises and this was just another addition to the list! Again a group of small structures surrounded by rocks. But climbing on them was fun! We took rest, had some snacks and even ...  more »
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  • There are lot of small temples in the Hemakuta Hill temples. Two Ganapathy statues are located in this hill temple nearby. It was Really a breathtaking and mind blowing experience visiting Hampi.
  • There is a group of temples on this small. But the prime importance of this hill is that it a sunset point. It is a very small climb from besides the Virupaksha temple.
  • It is a series of temples ob a small hill. Easily accessible by vehicle also.
  • Got many small temple structures But important above all is watching SUNSET !!! Also it give Birds eye view of Hampi in ruins explaining is grand past.Posted a jain temple over Hemakuta
  • The remaining of Vijaya Nagara.

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