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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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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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  • It is just next to virupaksha temple. It encloses many temples, however none are functional. The view is super awesome and is a must watch.  more »
  • Excellent views of the temples and complex from above the hill...great place for a wonderful relaxing session and a nice sunset as well  more »
  • Hemakuta Hill complex has many small temples. Only few have deities for worshiping. Virupaksha temple in the north and the rocky terrain on the west make this hill top very attractive. Watching the Su...  more »