Group of Monuments, Hampi

The temples in Hampi are popular for their large dimensions, bold and delicate carvings, florid ornamentation, magnificent pavilions, stately pillars along with rich iconographic and traditional portrayals that include subjects from Ramayana and Mahabharata. The largest surviving temple of Pampapati was widely refurbished. It’s glorious entrance tower was built by Krishnadeva Raya. The Vitthala temple stands as a unique paradigm of Vijayanagara style. The monolithic statues of Lakshmi, Narasimha and Ganapati are worth noticing for their immensity and elegance. The Krishna temple, Pattabhirama temple, Hazara Ramachandra and Chandrasekhara temple along with other Jain temples are provided with widespread bazaars lined on either side of the mandapas. The Zenana enclosure has a massive stone basement of the Queen’s palace and a lavish pavilion known as the Lotus-Mahal, which, serve as reminders of a luxurious royal harem.

Recent excavations at this archaeological site have unearthed a large number of palatial complexes and basements of several daises. Some of the interesting finds include large number of stone images in both relief and round, lovely terracotta objects and stucco figurines that had once festooned the palaces. Together with these finds, gold and copper coins, a square stepped-tank at the south-west of Mahanavami Dibba with a large number of ceramics and porcelains bearing inscriptions of Buddhist sculptures from the 2nd-3rd century A.D have also been discovered. This World Heritage Site by UNESCO had welcomed many contemporary chroniclers from far off places such as Arabia, Russia, Portugal and Italy, who have left great, vivid and bright details of the city.

# The opening hours for Group of monuments at Hampi are from 6 am to 6 pm. You should check the timings before visiting the site. You can also visit other tourist places in Hampi like Matanga Hill, Lotus Mahal temple, Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Sunset point, Hampi Bazaar among others.

# The address of World Heritage Sites, Hampi is the northern Karnataka on the banks of Tungabhadra River in the Bellary district. A few hotels near Group of monuments at Hampi are Clarks Inn, Hotel Varsha, Royal Orchid Central, Hotel Hampi International, Hotel Maligi and Krishna Palace to name some. You can use GPS to find the exact location of Group of monuments at Hampi.

# The ticket price for Group of Monuments at Hampi for Indians is Rs 30 per person. Foreign tourists have to pay Rs 500. The entry fee for SAARC and BIMSTEC tourists is Rs 30 each. A few other things to do in Hampi are cycling, bear watching, coracle rides - locally called dongi, or be a witness to Virupaksha festival.

# You can now buy tickets for Group of monuments at Hampi online from Yatra.com. The online travel platform lets you book tickets online for 178 historical monuments, museums and sites in India for that quick and smooth experience. So, plan your trip better by booking the tickets online now.


Did You Know?

* You can seek the blessings of an elephant by the name of Lakshmi - the temple elephant at Virupaksha temple. Many tourists also try to catch with her bathing rituals after which she does a tour of the temple complex and blesses people with her trunk.

* It is said that Ram visited this place to seek the help of the monkey king Sugreeva, the ruler of the region to rescue Sita after her abduction by Ravana. The locals also believe that one of the rocks here has a pattern similar to Sita’s sari.

About Group of Monuments, Hampi

The temples in Hampi are popular for their large dimensions, bold and delicate carvings, florid ornamentation, magnificent pavilions, stately pillars along with rich iconographic and traditional portrayals that include subjects from Ramayana and Mahabharata. The largest surviving temple of Pampapati was widely refurbished. It’s glorious entrance tower was built by Krishnadeva Raya. The Vitthala temple stands as a unique paradigm of Vijayanagara style. The monolithic statues of Lakshmi, Narasimha and Ganapati are worth noticing for their immensity and elegance. The Krishna temple, Pattabhirama temple, Hazara Ramachandra and Chandrasekhara temple along with other Jain temples are provided with widespread bazaars lined on either side of the mandapas. The Zenana enclosure has a massive stone basement of the Queen’s palace and a lavish pavilion known as the Lotus-Mahal, which, serve as reminders of a luxurious royal harem.

Recent excavations at this archaeological site have unearthed a large number of palatial complexes and basements of several daises. Some of the interesting finds include large number of stone images in both relief and round, lovely terracotta objects and stucco figurines that had once festooned the palaces. Together with these finds, gold and copper coins, a square stepped-tank at the south-west of Mahanavami Dibba with a large number of ceramics and porcelains bearing inscriptions of Buddhist sculptures from the 2nd-3rd century A.D have also been discovered. This World Heritage Site by UNESCO had welcomed many contemporary chroniclers from far off places such as Arabia, Russia, Portugal and Italy, who have left great, vivid and bright details of the city.

# The opening hours for Group of monuments at Hampi are from 6 am to 6 pm. You should check the timings before visiting the site. You can also visit other tourist places in Hampi like Matanga Hill, Lotus Mahal temple, Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Sunset point, Hampi Bazaar among others.

# The address of World Heritage Sites, Hampi is the northern Karnataka on the banks of Tungabhadra River in the Bellary district. A few hotels near Group of monuments at Hampi are Clarks Inn, Hotel Varsha, Royal Orchid Central, Hotel Hampi International, Hotel Maligi and Krishna Palace to name some. You can use GPS to find the exact location of Group of monuments at Hampi.

# The ticket price for Group of Monuments at Hampi for Indians is Rs 30 per person. Foreign tourists have to pay Rs 500. The entry fee for SAARC and BIMSTEC tourists is Rs 30 each. A few other things to do in Hampi are cycling, bear watching, coracle rides - locally called dongi, or be a witness to Virupaksha festival.

# You can now buy tickets for Group of monuments at Hampi online from Yatra.com. The online travel platform lets you book tickets online for 178 historical monuments, museums and sites in India for that quick and smooth experience. So, plan your trip better by booking the tickets online now.


Did You Know?

* You can seek the blessings of an elephant by the name of Lakshmi - the temple elephant at Virupaksha temple. Many tourists also try to catch with her bathing rituals after which she does a tour of the temple complex and blesses people with her trunk.

* It is said that Ram visited this place to seek the help of the monkey king Sugreeva, the ruler of the region to rescue Sita after her abduction by Ravana. The locals also believe that one of the rocks here has a pattern similar to Sita’s sari.

Monument Information

Address

Hampi, Karnataka - 583239

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Hubli Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Hospet Junction Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : KSRTC Bus Station, Hospet

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 32 Minimum: 25

    Summer : Maximum: 37 Minimum: 27

    Winter : Maximum: 34 Minimum: 15

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter season (October to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic amenities available

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 40
₹ 40 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 600
₹ 600 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 40
₹ 40 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 40
₹ 40 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax