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Kadalekai Ganesha, Hampi

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Carved out of a giant boulder, Kadalekai Ganesha ranks as the largest statue of Lord Ganesha within the World Heritage-listed Hampi complex. The 4.5 m (15 ft) statue sits inside a large inner sanctum within an open hall supported by slender pillars and decorated in images from various mythological stories. On the northeastern slope of Hemakuta Hill, the hall serves as one of Hampi's top observation points, providing some of the finest views of the surrounding area and other notable monuments of this archaeological site. For Kadalekai Ganesha and beyond, use our Hampi holiday planner to get the most from your Hampi vacation.
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  • Very attractive features but no puja is offered as the deity is damaged...The mandap is also huge with giant pillars situated at an elevated place with a very good panoramic view of Virupakshareddy te...  more »
  • Must see the massive monolithic ganesha idol. You'll love the intricate details carved into the stone.  more »
  • Located nearby to Virupaksha temple, this is another important site well known in Hampi. The idol's name symbolizes the Bengal gram, referring to the belly of Lord Ganesha here. A panoramic view of th...  more »
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  • The mammoth statue of lord Ganesha has a stomach of the shape of a peanut hence the name. Sadly, the stomach is now destroyed.
  • Lord Ganesha stomach damaged during attack... good place
  • My best like in God this temple so great
  • Nice large idol of Ganesha in a small temple.
  • Nice large idol of Ganesha in a small temple. Saw lots of parrots when I went there early morning.

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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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