Underground Temple, Hampi

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#11 of 19 in Historic Sites in Hampi
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. Make your Hampi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • I think this is the only underground temple in Hampi.. You can find Lord Shiva and Nandi.. Outside area was well maintained.. Only 15-20 min sufficient for the visit..  more »
  • Some of the underground Temple. Other temples in the basement where I saw an otherwise curiously right. The water smells a little and so long.
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  • The whole construction was well under the level of ground. if you visit this place in a rainy season, it would be submerged with water. The temple is not used for Worship and open for visitors with fr...  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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