Landmarks in Hampi - Hotel Heritage Resort Hampi

The ancient capital of Vijayanagar Empire, Hampi is dotted with numerous historical monuments, some in their ruined state, depicting the art and architecture of the erstwhile kingdom. With a virtually endless list of beautiful temples, remains of aquatic structures, royal pavilions, treasury buildings, ancient market streets, and many more attractions, Hampi tops the list of 'most searched historical places in Karnataka on Google'.

As you walk by these monuments, you will encounter diverse interpretations of the same tale, for every monument in Hampi hides more than what it reveals.

Important Attractions in Hampi

Vittala Temple

Vittala Temple

Situated on the southern banks of the Tungabhadra River, Vittala Temple, history of which is traced back to 16th century, is a magnificent icon of human craftsmanship. The temple was built during the reign of King Devaraya II and epitomises the style followed by Vijayanagara Empire. The 56 musical pillars at the temple which emanate music upon tapping are one of the outstanding features of the temple, fascinating an ocean of tourists.The temple is 6 kms from the resort.

Ugra Narasimha Statue

Ugra Narasimha

Sitting on the coil of a giant seven-headed snake, the largest statue Narasimha in Hampi is carved out of a single block of stone and was made in the year 1528 during the reign Krishnadevaraya. Located in south Hampi, the statue of Narasimha is a popular attraction in Hampi and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The statue is 4.5 kms from the resort.

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Located around 20 kms from the resort, Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is the only sanctuary in North Karnataka housing about 120 Sloth Bears. Besides, the sanctuary is a haven for Leopards, Hyenas, Jackals, Wild Boars, Porcupines, Pangolins, Pea Fowls, Partridges, Painted Spur Hens, Quails etc. About 90 species of birds, and 27 species of butterflies have also been identified in this sanctuary.

Heritage Village, Anegundi

Heritage Village

Situated on the northern banks of Tungabhadra River, the Anegundi village, history of which dates back 5,000 years, is believed to be the monkey kingdom of Kishkindha in the epic of Ramayana. Surrounded by granite hills on three sides and bordered by river Tungabhadra on the other, this village houses ancient temple complexes and impressive stone sculptures.

Virupaksha Temple

Virupaksha Temple Hampi

Located on the south banks of the river Tungabadra, Virupaksha Temple, history of which can be traced back to the 7th century, is a pilgrimage destination attracting thousands of tourists. It is the oldest temple in Hampi and is believed to be functioning uninterruptedly ever since its inception.