Virupaksha Temple

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    Location: Shree Virupaksha Temple, River Rd, Hampi, Karnataka 583239,India
    Estimated Visiting Time: 3 hours

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    Virupaksha Temple is the most ancient temple in India and its located in Hampi, Ballari district of Karnataka. This Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are also so many small Templeman which is dedicated to other Goddesses and Gods near the Temple.

    This temple is nine-tiered and 50 meters in length


    Virupaksha Temple is the oldest temple in Hampi.

    The main attraction of this temple is the trail. It’s the imposing temple built along the river and its cultural activists, for clicking photos is also enjoyable for tourists. 

    Nearby attractions of Virupaksha Temple are Monkey temple, Vitthala Temple, Elephant Stables, Tungabhadra Dam, etc. If you visit Virupaksha Temple you must this temple also. These are as beautiful as Virupaksha Temple.


    9th centuries Inscription referring to Shiva.Before the Vijayanagar capital was located here the Virupaksha -pampa sanctuary well. In 1565 Virupaksha-pampa did not end with the destruction of the city.

    During the Vijayanagar rule, it started off as a little shrine and later developed into a huge complex, and during the later years of the Hoysala and Chalukyas sovereignty indicates was made to Virupaksha Temple. In 1565 pampa and Virupaksha did not come to an end with the devastating of Hampi.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The view of Virupaksha temple is so good. Are we know it’s dedicated to Lord Shiva, when you enter the inside you feel the presence of Lord Shiva and that feels like heaven, and outside the river view just wow. And the gateway of the Virupaksha is so nice. It’s 50 meters in length. 

    Inside Virupaksha Temple, there is a  hall with a number of pillars and 3 antechambers. There are also a few small shrines, courtyards, and a pillared monastery surrounding the temple.

    All of this the view of inside and outside is so good. you can feel so peaceful after seeing the outside and inside views of this temple.

    Opening Hours

    All days all the week. You can visit any day of the week. It’s available 

    9.00 AM -1.00 PM

    5:00 PM -9.00 AM

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee at this temple.

    Near Restaurants

    • 1. Mango Tree Restaurant
    • 2. Gopi Roof  Restaurant 
    • 3. Funky Monkey Restaurant 
    • 4. Suresh Restaurant 
    • 5. Tibetan Kitchen.

    Near Hotels

    • 1. Hotel Malligi
    • 2. Evolve Back 
    • 3. Stay Chill Hampi
    • 4. Heritage Resort Hampi

    How to Reach

    By air: Bellary is the nearest airport to Virupaksha Temple and Bangalore is the nearest international airport. You can reach there easily


    By rail: It is the nearest railway station to Hampi And this station is 13kms from Hampi


    By road: You can reach this temple by private bus/car and you can also hide car to reach there.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should carry a water bottle and some snacks on this trip.


    Is it safe to visit this place?

    Of course, It’s safe and the near police station of this temple is so good.



    Are there any parking facilities in this temple? 

    Yes, there are parking facilities. And it’s free of cost for the visitors. 


    Is photography allowed in this temple? 

    No, Photography is not allowed.


    Are there any restaurants inside the temple? 

    No, there are no restaurants inside the temple. but there are so many small shops for the necessary things for puja


    Is there any cost of keeping sandals and shoes before entering the temple?

    No there is no cost of keeping shoes or sandals of the visitors. It’s free of cost.


    Are there any facilities to keep the luggage of visitors in the Virupaksha Temple? 

    No there is nothing in this type of facility.


    Best time to visit this temple? 

    During the festival like the married festival of pampa Devi and Virupaksha and the Chariot Festival are the best time to visit this temple. You can also see the culture of this temple.


    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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