Monkey Temple, Hampi

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Climb the 600 steps to Monkey Temple and see the mythological birthplace of Lord Hanuman, the monkey warrior god. Situated on top of Anjaneya Hill, the whitewashed temple overlooks the historic village of Hampi. After the strenuous climb--during which you'll most likely meet some of the resident monkeys---you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of Hampi's ancient monuments, the surrounding fields and mountains, and the rushing Tungabadhra River. All are welcome to enter the small, austere temple, pay respects to the deity, and listen to the priest tell the story of the monkey god. Do remember to take off your shoes and close the door so the monkeys cannot enter. Put Monkey Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hampi trip maker app .
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  • September 29, 2017
    The temple itself has nothing to do or nothing to review. It is a place with a prayer site and another to eat or larger meetings. You have to climb more than 500 steps and at the top there are monkeys who swarm to. The best thing is to see how locals, they act as they relate to religion and the amazing views from the mirador. We arrived on a moped that we rent. The excursion is very funny. Do you dare to drive by India? Goooo
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  • September 6, 2017
    Hampi and Kshkinda are full of caves and mountains telling their story of past. And your trip is not complete, if you dont cover kshkinda and Hanuman temple, the birthplace of lord Hanuman. A request ...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Climb the steps either for religious reasons as many claim this as the birth place of Hanumana - the monkey God or if you like beautiful vistas or simply for the climb. The steps are more than 500 but...  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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