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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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  • Nice spot, a few nice buildings, a bit of a hike up but not bad. Very nice at sunset - take some peanuts and feed the monkeys - they are not aggressive  more »
  • Just 2 mins walk off the main road up the hill behind Virupaksha Temple. Sasivekalu ganesha is also located near its entrance. Beware of monkeys there are hundreds of them there. Nice spot to spend ar...  more »
  • All the signs of the grandeur of Vijayanagar empire can be witnessed from this hill. You see temples ,mandapas and ruins scattered down from here. A truly mesmerizing sight. You also marvel at the ind...  more »