Monkey Temple, Hampi

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Climb the 600 steps to Monkey Temple and see the mythological birthplace of Lord Hanuman, the monkey warrior god. Situated on top of Anjaneya Hill, the whitewashed temple overlooks the historic village of Hampi. After the strenuous climb--during which you'll most likely meet some of the resident monkeys---you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of Hampi's ancient monuments, the surrounding fields and mountains, and the rushing Tungabadhra River. All are welcome to enter the small, austere temple, pay respects to the deity, and listen to the priest tell the story of the monkey god. Do remember to take off your shoes and close the door so the monkeys cannot enter. Put Monkey Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hampi trip maker app.
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  • This hiltop temple is a great place to view sunset! From the top one can paise the beauty of mother earth, hampi and Tunga Badra river. We can just remember how small being we are in front of...  more »
  • This was is supposed to be the birth place of lord hanuman. It takes 575 well maintained and high steps to reach there. I started climbing at 7.30am and reached in 25 mins. Aarti started in front me.....  more »
  • Great experience, very holy place, view from top is great, must visit, would take around 20 minutes to climb the stairs, advisable to climb down before sunset as there are no lights on the stairs path.
  • Mesmerizing place to watch sunset or sunrise..once u r at the top you will see lush green paddy fields along with coconut tress which just add on the beauty of the place. The stretches of tungabhadra river flowing around just creates a fairytale kind of scenery

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