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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  • What better way to end the day in Hampi than watch the sunset while monkeys play in the temples once dedicated to Ganesh  more »
  • the complex is very adjacent to Sasivekula ganesh and virupaksha temple.and pushkarni. the complex is about 3 Km from Kamalapur. The carving and sculpture gives the memory of the ancient Archaeology w...  more »
  • The place was adjacent to Virupaksha temple. The temple complex consist of few temples inside it. Lots of monkeys can be seen in Early morning.  more »

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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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