Monkey Temple, Hampi

4.6
Climb the 600 steps to Monkey Temple and see the mythological birthplace of Lord Hanuman, the monkey warrior god. Situated on top of Anjaneya Hill, the whitewashed temple overlooks the historic village of Hampi. After the strenuous climb--during which you'll most likely meet some of the resident monkeys---you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of Hampi's ancient monuments, the surrounding fields and mountains, and the rushing Tungabadhra River. All are welcome to enter the small, austere temple, pay respects to the deity, and listen to the priest tell the story of the monkey god. Do remember to take off your shoes and close the door so the monkeys cannot enter. Put Monkey Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hampi trip maker app .
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  • This place is where lord hanuman took birth, spend his childhood and bali sugreve fight happened. Lot of stories of this place in indian mythology. Climb the hill and have a beautiful view of virupaks...  more »
  • Loved climbing to the top to get the most beautiful views! Worth every step. The monkeys are relatively harmless also.  more »
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  • Great experience, very holy place, view from top is great, must visit, would take around 20 minutes to climb the stairs, advisable to climb down before sunset as there are no lights on the stairs path.
  • Mesmerizing place to watch sunset or sunrise..once u r at the top you will see lush green paddy fields along with coconut tress which just add on the beauty of the place. The stretches of tungabhadra river flowing around just creates a fairytale kind of scenery
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