Vitthala Temple, Hampi

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Find the spiritual heart of the city in the ruins of Vitthala Temple, a well-preserved part of the ancient metropolis in the World Heritage-listed Hampi complex. Believed to date back to the 16th century, the temple honored Vittala, a form of Vishnu. The complex has become famous for its particularly decorative and unusual features, including a stone chariot with rotating wheels (now cemented down to prevent damage) and clusters of pillars designed to make the sound of various musical instruments when struck. Plan to visit Vitthala Temple during your Hampi vacation using our convenient Hampi trip builder website .
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  • Featuring the city of Stone Temple also built the unusual as well as stones. Wickham p itself unusual stones piled up an unusual day of the temple are also even more significantly he makes bizarre experience, great, really.
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  • I walked from the central part of Hampi to the feature temple site, which took about 20 minutes along the river. The temples are well maintained and ornate and a worthwhile experience.  more »
  • Beautiful place. A bit far away from the main town, but got so much to see. It is a photographer's delight.  more »
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  • The pillars of the temple play music! Literally. The basement cravings depict the horse trade that used to take place here. We were glad to have a tour guide explain it all to us. I recommend hiring one. They charge around 300 for an hour's tour.
  • I'm so crazy about this stunning places. You may get the see and feel sad about the systematic destruction of Hindu temples by Bijapur sultans. But somehow I feel we are lucky to see at least the remains that are being protected so well.
  • I remember the time when I saw pic of this place in history book and I wanted to visit this place one day. When I traveled to Hampi, I wasn't aware I was visiting this place and when I saw it, I was amazed. Loved the architecture and when you relate things with history, you will be mesmerized.
  • Clean and tidy.nice view .temple is mind-blowing. Disgne on rocky surface is nice
  • Best temple in the world to visit... Musical tone in the foundation... A must visit place in hampi

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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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