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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  • Place an amazing view from the top of the mountain. The temple itself is not impressive, it looks like a Dumpy House. But the place itself is well worth a visit to get a feel for all that energy and see Hampi from height
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  • This place is called Anjanadri Hill and was about 18 km from our hotel in Kamalapur. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, the monkey god. The climb to the top of the hill is 575 uneven...  more »
  • The climb is less arduous then expected and the reward is the great view from the top. Be careful about of the monkeys!  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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