Virupaksha Temple In Hampi, Karnataka
Marvel at this glorious relic of Southern India
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About Virupaksha Temple in Hampi
Located in the state of Karnataka in Southern India, Virupaksha Temple is one of the group of monuments at Hampi, which has been denominated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Adorned with magnificent carvings and sculptures, the temple is surrounded with structures including a pillared walkway, courtyards, entrances, and smaller shrines reflecting its eminence as a site of pilgrimage and national prestige both in antiquity and present-time.
The Virupaksha Temple built by Lakhan Dandesha under the ruler Deva Raya-2, stands as a fabled reminiscence of the Vijayanagara Empire. Formerly knowns as Pampapati Temple- a small shrine, the Virupaksha Temple was further bestowed with other structures which turned it into a temple complex glorifying the patronage and power of Vijayanagara rulers. The Virupaksha temple architecture resembles a Dravidian architecture style, with engraved inscriptions dating back to 9th and 10th century.
Situated on the south bank of river Tungabhadra, the Virupaksha Temple, is devoted to Lord Shiva as the spouse of the local deity Pampa, who is associated with Tungabhadra river. Every year, thousands of devotees and history aficionados, head to Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, to witness to the exuberant revelry of the betrothal and marriage festivities of Virupaksha and Pampa devi held in December. The famous Chariot festival is another riveting fete which is celebrated with much fervour and pomp. Undertake a trip to Virupaksha Temple, Karnataka and capture a sight of this glorious relic of Southern India.
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Daga's 4 days trip to HampiOver all trip was as per my expectation. Driver was very friendly and as this has always been my top preference when ever I travel. But still was expecting better hotel stay, specially in Coorg. Every place was worth added to our experience... Zoo was so clean, garden & fountain light in Mysore, Tibetan temple & it's restaurant, abbey waterfall & harangi reservoir in Coorg.
Vishal's 5 days trip to HampiGood places selected in the itenary and amenities provided are upto mark.
Naresh's 5 days trip to HampiOverall trip is Good, Hotels provided are very good and hygine. Driver is very helpful. Try to provide Hotels in resort with same budget will improve the overall stay experience
Manish's 6 days trip to HampiHotel at ooty was very good services are good also but hotel at kodaikanal is not good with price we paid. No room heater available. No wifi at room . Also hot water restricted to limited time only. Food is not good also Best memories are location is very good at otty hotel. Travel agent services also good
Kunalpk's 5 days trip to HampiEnjoyed the trip site seeing that was very well organized. Thanks travel triangle for organizing the overall package. Overall it was a very good trip. If I have to give feedback than I would say that the hotel in Coorg - Igloo residency did not had any window for mountain view though it was close to the sites of visits. Also the hotel did not have there own restaurant so we had to order food from outside. On the other hand hotel in otty - Fortune retreats was far away from the sites. Overall it was a very good trip. If I have to give feedback than I would say that the hotel in Coorg - Igloo residency did not had any window for mountain view though it was close to the sites of visits. Also the hotel did not have there own restaurant so we had to order food from outside. On the other hand hotel in otty - Fortune retreats was far away from the sites.
Kailas's 6 days trip to HampiGreat people to work with. The team (Tour Operator: Mr. Basha Khan sir was very disciplined, polite and co-operative. He made us feel at home and was always ready to extend help. The Chill Memories team was great and coordination was easy & quick. All hotels staff were awesome and down to earth. Will recommend this trip to my dear ones too. We plan to trip again next year in May and will need Chill memories to configure the same for us yet again... Thanks all for your lovely participation. - Kailas Karandikar & family... Stay at DelightzInn & Palm era hotel was like a dream come true. Very sweet memories to cherish for life.. The food served here, the service provided was exceptionally excellent and we thank you the staff for keeping us as their priority customer during our stay.
Aravindhan's 4 days trip to HampiThanks to Foxplore Travels for making everything perfect... stayed in jungle backwater resort in coorg and Aishwarya suites in mysore... Both are good for stay for a family or a couple. Driver was co-operative during the 4 days trip. .. Special Thanks to Gagan who keeps in touch with me throughout the trip... if anyone planning to book any trip ? Foxplore will help you for sure in all the ways!! Thanks gagan and team for the support.
Sadanandanneenu's 3 days trip to HampiSelected a tour package of 14000 and we needed to pay 17000 .it was really hard for us.
Dr's 4 days trip to HampiExcellent service no words to describe Excellent service no need of 2nd thought
Priyajain's 6 days trip to HampiThe hotel at coorg was not that good in terms of bathroom. Shooter was deadly. Bath soap was not refilled. Also in one room, very bad smell was coming when the room was allotted and such smell continued for 1 day. The driver was rude many times. For first 2 days he refused to go at many places citing traffic and all. Also we thought that as we have got a travel package we would be taken for sightseeing on its own. But everytime we only have to tell the driver where we have to go. Even slight inconvenience to driver in terms of taking a u turn etc, made the driver behave rudely with us. At 2 hotels we were asked to pay balance amount Which was due to miscommunication between the travel agent and hotel management. This caused little inconvenience to us. Support of travel agent trip asia was appreciated. They asked us at every other day if everything is going smooth.
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Virupaksha Temple is approximately 353 kilometers from the city of Bangalore.
Visiting hours of Virupaksha Temple are from 9 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm.
Lakkan Dandesha, a nayak of Vijaynagar Empire, built this temple during the 7th century.
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