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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  • Loved this place! Stunning, breathtaking! We found an entrance where we did not need to pay the fee, but only to a guy for guarding our shoes.  more »
  • The Temple Complex is a must visit for any visitor who wishes to see the architectural splendor of the Vijayanagara era. The 100 pillar mandap is a must see along with the stone chariot which is prese...  more »
  • You need to engage a professional guide to give justice to your visit to this place. Else you need to read a lot before visiting this place to observe and appreciate the various sculptures and beautif...  more »
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  • Most beautiful temple of Hampi. The stone chariot is more attractive than how it looks on photos. The carvings on each pillar is excellent. In order to protect the monument , parking near the temple is prohibited. You need to park the vehicle in the parking lot about 1 km away from the temple and need to take the battery operated car or bus service from there to the temple. The ticket price for two-way is 20 Rs/person.
  • Magical are one of the few ways to describe this place. Spare some good long time to spend here. Ask the guide to give a demonstration of the musical pillars in the 'practice' section. The main temple musical pillars section is out of bounds due to damage caused by visitors. The famous and incredibly carved stone chariot can be seen here. The access to the temple is via electric vehicles. The place is a must visit.
  • Very good temple with lot of mystery, Should Hire a guide who may charge 300 Rs for 30-45 minutes. Free Parking, but it takes 20 Rs on Electric Vehicle from Parking to Temple (or u can walk for less than 1km)
  • Totally mesmerized with the architecture and the way this temple was built as explained by our guide. It's a huge complex with many variants of structures inside. It's a feast for eyes especially for someone who loves history and archaeology. Musical pillars is just another evidence of how advanced our ancestors were. Truly magnificent! Don't miss going to this place when you are in Hampi. Tip: Take a guide along as he/she would explain the temple architecture in the best way. Cons: 4 wheelers are not allowed inside as they are stopped a km before. We have seen a bunch of club cars but they are all kept under a shed and instead they were using an old minibus to transfer people from parking to the temple complex which is unacceptable. Authorities have to look into this.
  • Most beautiful and mesmerizing place in Hampi. Must visiting place for every Historical lover. Must pick a guide for demonstration and learning.
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