Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Karnataka  /  Bellary District  /  Hampi  /  Historic Sites  /  Monkey Temple

Monkey Temple, Hampi

(4.7/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Hampi itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Hampi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Hampi by other users

3 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Bellary District BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in South India BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in India BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in India BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA April, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Karnataka BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 575 on the stairs I heard of more than 40 degrees heat rises when holding down the stunning views down to being surrounded with banana monkeys ship sunset sunrise look good
    View original
  • In Hampi, on the other Bank of the Holy River Tungabhadra, are the Temple of the monkeys Monkey temple. It is located on the mountain, which offers stunning views. 575 steps and you're on top of the mountain. The climb is pretty easy. You can meet dawn, you can carry out the Sun at sunset. At the top you can enjoy a spectacular view of the entire Hampi, with its ancient town, villages, rice fields, rivers and incredible mountains. An incredible number of monkeys-so pripasite picks so you can feed them.
    View original
  • Some kilometers from Jaipur, now a site not to be missed under any circumstances so the charm of the place associated with the very many monkeys operates... Inside each priest will try to lure you in order to get a visit from his sanctuary and a brief 'ceremony' 100 rupees / pers. but the game is worth the candle at least once (after it gets heavy)... If you're lucky "water ceremony" in one of the pools to see.
    View original