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Matanga Hill, Hampi

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A rustic stone stairway leads up Matanga Hill, culminating in one of the most memorable views imaginable. The vista spreads 360 degrees across the lush valley of banana plantations, with tall palm trees contrasting against rocky hills, and ancient ruins scattered across the scene. Admire Achyuta Raya’s Temple complex to the east, the river to the north, the historic city of Hampi in the west, and the winding cart trail leading south. Time your arrival right and you could enjoy a colorful sunset or crisp sunrise from atop the hill. By using our Hampi travel itinerary planner , you can arrange your visit to Matanga Hill and other attractions in Hampi.
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  • This was an experience that I will remember forever! View of Hampi from top of the hill was amazing and the sunset was gorgeous. In spite of several people up there, it was very quiet. No one talked a...  more »
  • Doesn’t take long to climb this hill, maybe 20 mins or so, and the view from the top is breathtaking. Hampi is stunning with all the boulders and it’s one of the most unique views I’ve ever seen in my...  more »
  • Nightfall in the last climb and it becomes dark, so as much as possible as soon as possible, should go down. You'd better go in India who climb in sandals and a possible slip athletic shoes.
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  • The best sunrise place you will have in south India as far as I am aware. I witnessed sunrise twice here back to back days. You will get a heavenly feeling. The most beautiful scenery during sunrise. It takes 10-15mins to trek up the hill. The slope is very steep and the steps are most of the times rocks. So one has to be very careful while climbing up and down. But it’s worth the view. Old age people please be careful while climbing and someone has to be with them to guide. Really a breathtaking and wonderful experience visiting Hampi.
  • Nice trek. Locals believe that climbing this hill and inhaling the pure air on top increases your life time by 6 days. Either climb t during sunset or during sunrise. There are 3 routes to climb. All are equally difficult. One can typically spend about 1-2 hrs on top. For and average climber it takes upto 1hr minimum to reach the top.
  • Trek to a view that's worth it - Beau sunset view. You do get water at the top. A must see at hampi. Carry lights if you plan to climb down after sunset.
  • Best part of the Hampi trip This is a must visit place when you are in hampi . The climb uphill is a bit tiresome but its worth. Go there for the sunset. You will have a spectacular view of Hampi from there. Carry a bottle water with you , as there are no shops or vendors selling water. And after the climb you will definitely cry for a bottle of water. On top of the hill there is a small temple also .
  • With in life span you have to visit it were we get fresh air. Entire hampi is visible if we climb up the hill.
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