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Hampi Temples in Hampi

·  Summer: March-May (20°C - 40°C)
·  Winter: November-February (12°C - 34°C)
·  Monsoon: June-August

Best time to visit:  September-February

Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 07:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: 

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 10
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  INR 50
Video Camera:  N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 250
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  INR 500
Video Camera:  N/A
The grand Vijayanagara Empire had its glorious capital at Hampi, a site which is still capable of fascinating anyone. Among the Group of Monuments at Hampi listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site are the exceptional Hindu temples and temple complexes with spellbinding flamboyance. Virupaksha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is acclaimed as a superstructure boasting of numerous shrines, gigantic gateways, elaborately carved pillared halls, lampposts and murals. An interesting feature of the temple is a juvenile elephant who blesses the tourists when paid a rupee coin.

The true architectural spectacle is Vittala Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Huge stone chariots, massive monolithic granite pillars and mesmerizing flower motifs and carvings will let you develop instant liking for this structure. Hall of Musical Pillars carved with musical instruments and figures of dancers and musicians is another notable highlight.

Many other worthwhile Hampi temples are Hazara Rama Temple, Krishna Temple, Achyutaraya Temple and Chandramauleshwar Temple, each contributing magnificently towards the world-renowned glory of the place. When in Hampi, you can explore royal enclosures, palaces, elephant stables and other visually delightful structures of the bygone era.

Road: Hampi is connected by road to places like Bangalore and Hyderabad. Roads at few places are in deteriorated condition and experience huge traffic jams. From the closest town of Hospet (about 13 km. away), you can rent a car, bicycle or moped or hire an auto-rickshaw to reach the temples. Local buses also offer good connectivity.

Railway: Hospet Junction Railway Station is about 14 km. from the Hampi temples. Auto-rickshaws and cabs are the convenient modes from here to access your destination.

Airway: Bellary Airport, connected to Bangalore International Airport, is the closest air terminal (about 60 km. away). From the airport, you must hire a taxi for the road trip leading to the temples.