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Virupaksha Temple

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Bagalkot District, Pattadakal, India
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The only active temple

The only active temple in Hampi. A very well structured temple and also very well explained by our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Worth the trip!

Pattadakal is a bit off the regular tourist track for non-Indian tourists, and that's a real shame... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
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Bagalkot District, Pattadakal, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only active temple in Hampi. A very well structured temple and also very well explained by our guide Mr Hussein. The structure of the temple hasbeen built by not one kings but by many who have contributed. One can see the emergence of Dravidian...More

Thank knp10
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Pattadakal is a bit off the regular tourist track for non-Indian tourists, and that's a real shame! This place (UNESCO World Heritage site) is amazing! It has a whole series of beautifully maintained and landscaped temples -- all significantly older than the more touristed Hampi...More

1  Thank SESNoVA
Reviewed 8 November 2017

These temples and the ones at Aihole are remote and off the beaten path. Closest place to find a decent hotel is Badami. Very well maintained temple complexes. Kudos to the Archaelogical Survey of India for taking such good care of them - well preserved...More

Thank Nomad108
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Pattadkal, clarifies lot of doubts about temple architecture. This is one of them. Extremely useful those are interested in differences of north and south temple architecture. Will be very proud at the end with knowledge and experimentation done by our ancestors many centuries ago.

Thank Ashmish
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The Nandhi mantapam infront of the temple is the beautiful carving of the ancient sculptures even now existing and receiving pujas with rituals. The nandhi here is as similar as at Ekasila fort and in Thousand pillars temple of Kakatiya dynasty in Warangal district of...More

Thank parusharouthud
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Absolutely amzing architecture ... Don't forget to take your camera and show your creativity ... It's a hidden gem in North Karnataka ...

Thank Theanushree
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Virupakshi temple is a good place to visit in all season with friends or family member 👪. It is also have a great history.

Thank Sharath15
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The Virupaksha temple is one of the important temples in Pattadakal complex. Pujas are conducted in this temple

Thank Jalaramaaih V
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Pattadakal temples evolved during the Chalukyas in the 8th century CE. its located on the left bank of river Malaprabha (22 kms from Badami). It was the seat of the Hindu Art and Architecture and are the grandest collection of temple Architecture in South India...More

Thank Nilanjan
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It is worth seeing and be proud of our culture and heritage. Its a mammoth structure in a very good condition.

Thank Narendra K
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