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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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  • The view from top of this hill is magnificent, however, one the climb is not smooth as one has to climb up the boulders and slabs lying unevenly on the path. The last part of the climb is actually bit...  more »
  • Greeted by sunset. Look beautiful, but the climb you will not for civilized track and splintered on rocks. Wear comfortable shoes-croses e.g. not spanked. The last couple of meters, in my opinion, simply a dangerous climb: carved in stone stairs without handrails. We guys are young, but decided it was too risky. To the top is not moved. And descended to darkness, I can't imagine how to climb before dawn, it's really not safe. Dawn greeted upon Mount monkeys look impressed more.
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  • So Doki Doki olragabol is worth enough. Please prepare a comfortable shoes are not slippery. The view of the temples at the top which is quite okay. Surrounding landscape so eclectic, so when the yoke over the mental line the landscape.
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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.
  • With in life span you have to visit it were we get fresh air. Entire hampi is visible if we climb up the hill.
  • This is the place to be for a sunset view in Hampi. There are two routes to get to the top of the hill one from the main bazaar street and one from behind the Achyutraya temple. No matter what route you choose it is suggested to get down quickly after sunset.
  • A few step about 100-150 m high hill with small temple at top & 360 view of whole around area. Must care about safety because some of step have no any safety railing to hold it. It is more like tracking & climbing then steps

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