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. Make your Hampi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • September 6, 2017
    This place is not maintained well at all. The temple is not actually underground but since the road level is higher than the temple, it is called so. The garbhalayam is filled with bats, so if you can...  more »
  • September 3, 2017
    Taking a tour with the "rikshaw" (tuc tuc) drivers is a great way to get to know Hampi and its surroundings. One stop of these tours is this amazing temple. Sure, there you'll find bats, monkeys and s...  more »
  • August 22, 2017
    there is is a hidden under ground temple in hampi. it is the one of the best attraction for the tourists. people love to visit this place. to see the construction and offer prayers to the hidden lord.  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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