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Virupaksha Temple

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Address: Hampi, India

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Splendid Heritage

This temple is located at the heart of the town & one of the major landmark attraction. You may spend morning & evening lazing here. Most of the home stay & guest houses are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This temple is located at the heart of the town & one of the major landmark attraction. You may spend morning & evening lazing here. Most of the home stay & guest houses are closeby/ walkable. Evening is tranquile & special attraction is the evening aarti & an inhouse Elephant. I spent hours interacting & feeding this Elephant. Woow must... More 

Thank F0xtraveller
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Virupaksha Temple is located right next to beautiful Tungabhadra river,had to take a ferry to reach to the temple.. Beautiful architecture and huge complex of temples is the reminder of the once flourishing vijayanagar empire.. This can be spotted from the boulders in Hampi Island surrounded by coconut trees which is a beautiful view indeed.. The complex is surrounded by... More 

Thank RupaliGurani
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In sunny days try to travail in early morning. You can stay very nearby in village. Go for home stay.

Thank Rohan M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The deity of Vijayanagar & I guess the only temple in Hampi where pooja is still performed. The structure is very beautiful and apart from the usual attractions in the complex, try to visit the back part if the complex. This is visible from morning till early afternoon.

Thank KhatriRocks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well preserved architecture, sad to see that it was not better spared by various invaders, still a lot to see and admire. The ancient architecture is stunning. Do not miss the inverted gopura shadow- a pinhole camera effect.

Thank usk
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A sound structure...perfect combination of stones and carvings...seriously I must say it is very well maintained as well

Thank KishenHarendra
Pushkar, India
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

I asked the staff if this elephant ever has contact with her family, they told me yes every few months via Skype to Mysore ! The elephant was rocking from side to side and had a tear rolling out of one eye. I am aware that Ganesh is the Hindu elephant God, but I do not feel that any intelligent,... More 

Thank gemmasnow5
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Virupaksha temple is a great temple to visit in Hampi mainly for the scenic views as well as its beautiful gopuram. The location of the temple would charm and enchant any student of temple architecture. There are langurs & monkeys inside the large temple complex that one needs to watch out for. April 11 every year is when the temple... More 

Thank Sriram_064
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Great Hampi enjoy the place a lot come and enjoy stay in Archana guest house Hampi free wifi great owner

Thank Manjula S
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

The largest temple at Hampi. While UNESCO work on restoration is happening around the temple, lot needs to be done. Begining with cleanliness to proper upkeep of the heritage temple, still lot needs to be done. Makes one proud of heritage after seeing this monument & the market around it.

Thank Goantraveller221

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