Places to Visit near Hampi

Places to Visit near Hampi

Here is the list of 11 Places to Visit near Hampi

1. Monkey Temple, Hampi

Monkey Temple, Hampi
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On top of the Anjaneya Hill, at a distance of 2 kilometres from the Virupaksha Temple, the beautiful Yantradharaka Hanuman Temple also known as the Monkey Temple is present inside a cave. The temple being 500 years old is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Sri Vyasaraja, who was the Rajaguru of the Vijayanagara Kingdom and a Dwaita philosopher, was the one to install the idol of Lord Hanuman in the temple. 

Distance from Hampi: 8 km

2. Gooty Fort

Gooty Fort
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Situated 300 meters above the ground level, overlooking the small town of Gooty, the Gooty Fort has long been a significant strategic position for the rulers that have seen their kingdoms flourish in this part of the country. The fort is named after the view of the town it commands. The name Gooty is derived from the town's previous original name, Gowthampuri. 

Distance from Hampi: 143 km

3. Mantralayam, Andhra Pradesh

Mantralayam, Andhra Pradesh
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Known For : Raghavendra Swami Temple Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple

Mantralayam is a holy town situated 74 km from Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh and 250 km from its state capital, Hyderabad. It is located near the border of Karnataka and on the banks of the river Tungabhadra. Mantralayam is known for Sri Guru Raghavendra Swami, a saint who entered into a samadhi alive in front of his disciples in 17th Century. 

Distance from Hampi: 159 km

Best Time: October to March

2 Mantralayam Attractions

4. Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh - The Heritage Haven of Andhra

Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh - The Heritage Haven of Andhra
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Known For : Ahobilam Temple ISKCON Temple, Anantapur Bugga Ramalingeswara Swami Temple

Anantapuram is the headquarters of Anantapur District in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Anantapuram is not a cosmopolitan city. Neither is it a village. It is one of those towns in transition, that is at the confluence of the past and the future. Anantapuram reverberates with flashes of India's glorious history and the true ethnic traditions and values of India. 

Distance from Hampi: 160 km

Best Time: November to February

12 Anantapur Attractions

5. Daroji Bear Sanctuary, Hampi

Daroji Bear Sanctuary, Hampi
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Established in 1994, this sanctuary was converted from a thorny forest to a lush green area which is now inhabited by Sloth Bears. Approximately 120 sloth bears accompanied by various other wildlife species like jackals, leopards and wild boars are found here.

Distance from Hampi: 22 km

6. Badami, Karnataka - The home of cave temples

Badami, Karnataka - The home of cave temples
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Known For : Cave Temples Agastya Lake Badami Fort

Located in a valley of rugged red sandstone, surrounding the Agastya Lake, Badami (formerly known as Vatapi) is an archaeological delight owing to its beautifully crafted sandstone cave temples, fortresses and carvings. Once the royal capital of the Chalukyas, Badami continues to enjoy a unique place, being the home to a number of examples of Dravidian architecture which sustains and enhances instances of both south and north Indian style of architecture. 

Distance from Hampi: 141 km

Best Time: October to Apr

14 Badami Attractions

7. Aihole, Karnataka - The Temple Complex of Karnataka

Aihole, Karnataka - The Temple Complex of Karnataka
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Known For : Durga Temple, Aihole Lad Khan Temple Ravanaphadi Cave Temples

Well known as the temple complex of Karnataka and home to about 125 Chalukyan temples, this city is a splendid touristy destination. True to its sobriquet, it is home to hundreds of temples each of which has a distinctly beautiful structure. Located in Bagalkot district of Karnataka at a distance of around 510 km fromÊBangalore, Aihole is known for its Chalukyan architecture.

Distance from Hampi: 139 km

Best Time: October to March

23 Aihole Attractions

8. Sri Krishna Templei

Sri Krishna Templei

This famous temple in Hampi is known for its stunning carvings of Lord Krishna and Indian mythology along with architecture unique to King Kishnadevaraya. It is a must-visit for both devotees as well as architecture lovers. The temple is dedicated the child version of Lord Krishna or Bala Krishna.

9. Bara Kaman, Bijapur

Bara Kaman, Bijapur

Built in 1672 AD by Adil Shah II, Bara Kaman is an unfinished structure situated in Bijapur. The structure was supposed to have twelve arches vertically and horizontally surrounding the mausoleum of the king and his wives. However, the mausoleum and the arches was left unfinished as Adil Shah II was murdered by his own father and the construction of Bara Kaman was left incomplete as he did not want Bara Kaman to lessen the architectural marvel of Gol Gumbaz.

Distance from Hampi: 215 km

10. Davangere, Karnataka

Davangere, Karnataka
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Known For : Kunduvada Kere Bagali Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple

Steeped in rich past, culture and heritage, Davanagere is a place to witness the beautiful architectural marvels. Linked to many Chalukya Dynasty and Tipu Sultan, this place today is best known for its cotton mills and thus often referred to as the 'Manchester of East'. Located in the heart of the state of Karnataka, it lies on the National Highway 4 and well connected to neighboring cities and states.

Distance from Hampi: 133 km

Best Time: October to March

11 Davanagere Attractions

11. Gagan Mahal, Bijapur

Gagan Mahal, Bijapur

Built by Adil Shah I in 1561, Gagan Mahal or endearingly known as Heavenly Mahal (Sky Mahal) is known for its architectural finesse and design. Boasting of three arches, the two stoteyed monument had the Darbar Hall on the ground floor and the upper storey was supposed to be the residence for the royal family.

Distance from Hampi: 215 km

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