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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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  • That is how much will have to overcome what would enjoy gorgeous views. Not strange, but this mankitemple almost no monkeys, and the temple itself is notable only because he was on a mountain and is easily visible. But the views are worth it.
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  • To reach this place one has to cross the Tungabhadra river in the ferry. The temple has 575 steps and the last stretch is quite sloppy. Also we encounter lot of monkeys around but they are not only ha...  more »
  • Lord Hanuman birth place is one of the must visit places in Hampi. After the temple darshanam, if you just follow the Sun Set point path, you can see beautiful view of hills and valleys.