Hampi is well-known for its stone temples, which have also made it a UNESCO World Heritage site.
As per the records, this spot flourished under the reign of Krishnadevaraya and was once known to be one of the wealthiest cities in India.
Sri Virupaksha Temple
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple was constructed by Lakkana Dandesha’s assistant, a commander under King Deva Raya II. It is one of the oldest temples and one of the beautiful places to visit in Hampi.
Hemakuta Hill Temple complex
It is one of the charming hillocks in Hampi and boasts of more than 50 structures. Hemakuta Hill has three entry points, and, as per the legends, Lord Shiva did penance here before he married Parvati.
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
The Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, also known for the statue of Ugra Narasimha, is the giant monolith statue in Hampi. The Mughals vandalized this 6.7-m statue that was built in 1528 AD 1565.
Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple
You will find this temple on the south side of the Hemakuta Hill, and it derives its name from the resemblance between a mustard seed, which is locally known as Sasivekalu, and Ganesha’s belly.