Top Choice Hindu Temple in Hampi

Vittala Temple

The undisputed highlight of the Hampi ruins, the 16th-century Vittala Temple stands amid the boulders 2km from Hampi Bazaar. Work possibly started on the temple during the reign of Krishnadevaraya (r 1509–29). It wa…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Hampi

Virupaksha Temple

The focal point of Hampi Bazaar is the Virupaksha Temple, one of the city’s oldest structures, and Hampi’s only remaining working temple. The main gopuram (gateway tower), almost 50m high, was built in 1442, with a …
Museum in Hampi

Archaeological Museum

Worth popping in for its quality collection of sculptures from local ruins, plus neolithic tools, fascinating coins, 16th-century weaponry and a large floor model of the Vijayanagar ruins.
Archaeological Site in Hampi

Elephant Stables

The Elephant Stables is a grand building with domed chambers where the state elephants once resided. Your entry ticket to the Zenana Enclosure and the stables is also valid for same-day admission to the Vittala Temp…
Ruins in Hampi

Queen’s Bath

South of the Royal Centre you’ll find various temples and elaborate waterworks, including the Queen’s Bath, deceptively plain on the outside but amazing within, with its Indo-Islamic architecture.
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Underground Shiva Temple

Further south of Zenana enclosure, you’ll find the Underground Virupaksha Temple.
Ruins in Hampi

Zenana Enclosure

Northeast of the Royal Centre within the walled ladies’ quarters is the Zenana Enclosure. Its peaceful grounds and manicured lawns feel like an oasis amid the arid surrounds. Here is the Lotus Mahal, a delicately de…
Gallery in Hampi

Hampi Heritage Gallery

A photo exhibition on Hampi’s history and architecture.
Wildlife Sanctuary in Hampi

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary

About 30km south of Hampi, amid a scrubby undulated terrain, lies the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary which nurses a population of around 150 free-ranging sloth bears in an area of 83 sq km. You have a very good chance …
Statue in Hampi

Nandi Statue

At the east end of Hampi Bazaar is a Nandi statue, around which stand some of the colonnaded blocks of the ancient marketplace. This is the main location for Vijaya Utsav, the Hampi arts festival held in November.