Kadalekalu Ganesha, Hampi

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Carved out of a giant boulder, Kadalekalu Ganesha ranks as the largest statue of Lord Ganesha within the World Heritage-listed Hampi complex. The 4.5 m (15 ft) statue sits inside a large inner sanctum within an open hall supported by slender pillars and decorated in images from various mythological stories. On the northeastern slope of Hemakuta Hill, the hall serves as one of Hampi's top observation points, providing some of the finest views of the surrounding area and other notable monuments of this archaeological site. Work out when and for how long to visit Kadalekalu Ganesha and other Hampi attractions using our handy Hampi online route planner .
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  • Out of the 2 Ganesha idols, this one is the larger one and was only for the King and his special guests in ancient times.  more »
  • I went to Kadalekalu Ganesh. Kadalekalu Ganesh is an important religious attraction in Hampi. The temple has traditional stone architecture and is located on Hemakuta Hill and has a huge 15 feet monol...  more »
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  • The big monolithic Ganesha is surely impressive. However the location of the temple is just somewhere on a plain rock near the road which makes the scenery only mediocre. However if you walk up the road to sunset point you could make a short stop here
  • Very good place to visit. One of the most historic places to visit. One of the must visit place in life time.
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