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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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  • In the perimeter of the site of HAMPI is a curious temple which is more like the parking air in construction of the classical temple. However the mineral environment is absolutely amazing
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  • 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 »
  • Discovery of the site from this complex. The site allows a discovery which remains confidential and allows the title to keep the spirit of the place
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