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Underground Temple, Hampi

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Unearthed by archeologists in the 1980s, Underground Temple represents one of the oldest of the World Heritage-listed Hampi monuments. Dedicated to one of Shiva's incarnations and possibly built to serve the royal family during private ceremonies, the temple dates back to the 14th century. With several sections below ground level, the temple includes a number of key areas submerged under water during the wet season. While this prevents visitors from exploring the entire structure, local worshipers of Shiva consider the water sacred. Notice the temple's simple, austere pillars, which lack the carved details found at most other shrines at Hampi. With our online itinerary creator, Hampi attractions like Underground 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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  • As stated, its in underground and filled with water while entering it, kind of haunting to me but worth exploring.  more »
  • The temple itself isn't big but the interesting (and unique) thing is that you descend steps and have to wade through knee high water to explore the dark pillared rooms. I've visited lots of temples a...  more »
  • This is underground temple as the name suggest and it is definitely different from all the other monuments in hampi. You have to climb steps down to reach the temple. Amazing piece of architecture, gr...  more »