Hampi, the ancient capital of a powerful South Indian empire, is one of the most exceptional places to visit in India. And that is because of the plethora of interesting things that you can do here, one of which is touring an eclectic mix of ancient Hindu temples.
Temples in Hampi number in hundreds. And each of them is unique and created for a specific purpose which is why you can never have enough of Hampi’s temples. And that can be confusing many times!
So, here’s my guide on which temples you need to absolutely see on your trip to Hampi and tips on when to get there for the best photographs. Also, find helpful tips on what to miss or reserve for your next trip. So, happy templing in Hampi!
Are you planning a trip to Hampi, India? Do not forget to add a tour of the royal enclosures in your itinerary. Apart from housing famous temples, pillared mandapas, and interesting boulders, Hampi is home to some of the most intriguing royal palaces and private shrines. Read our post to find out more.
When we planned our trip to Hampi last November, we decided to take a couple more days to explore the Cultural triangle of Aihole, Badami, and Pattadakal. Both Hampi and Pattadakal are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Aihole and Badami are often skipped because they are not. However, it makes good sense to visit these […]
Hampi was the ancient capital city of the Vijayanagara Kingdom of South India in the 14th century AD. It is located in the Ballari district of Karnataka and today, is home to the Hampi Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is dotted with ruins of all kinds: temples, palaces, private baths, […]
Mango Tree, a great place to eat out, is one of most popular restaurants in Hampi. Click here to find out why.
An upside down shadow, a 3-headed Nandi, stunning murals, and an elephant of its own – Virupaksha Temple of Hampi is home to many more wonders. Take a tour of this beautiful temple with Stories by Soumya.
Have you heard of the unique coracle ride of Hampi? I am sure you have. After all, a coracle ride is one of the best things to do in Hampi. We rode a coracle in Hampi right in front of the Kondandarama Temple and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. That’s why I have this quick guide […]
Pattadakal – a name I had not heard before this November. Who knew it housed such beautiful temples! And was the seat of some of highest levels of art and architecture! When I started searching for it online, I was so proud to see it listed as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The article […]
Going to Hampi was my dream ever since I read about it in my middle-school history books. One picture of Hampi had stuck to me for my life. The picture of a stone chariot standing in an open courtyard. It vaguely reminded me of the temple of Konark but not exactly. This November, I was […]