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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. With our world travel planner, Hampi attractions like Monkey Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We need to climb around 800 steps to reach the temple. The view during the climb is nice and we can watch the sunset from the hill. Nothing great to write about the hill except for the mythological co...  more »
  • 545 stairs to the top of the staircase - don't do it during mid day. Great 360 view of the whole area - that is worth the effort - the temple itself is not  more »
  • So many steps (575) but worth it for the view! We climbed at around 11am and was getting to hot part of the day so was very very hot. Make sure you time it well and take water with you. Climb only too...  more »