Vithala Temple Complex
Vithala Temple Complex
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  • Sapan Gupta
    Chennai (Madras), India124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hampi where history and beauty collide
    One of the best place to represent the India Tourism. Such a beautiful place and luckily we visited on Monday and it was not crowded at all. We have ample time to spend at every nook on corner of this beautiful monument . We got the ticket for just Rs 30 which can be used at number of places. There is no photography charges. The battery operated car will ferry you from parking to main entrance at a minimal cost of rs 20. The legendary story of Ramayana was depicted in the wall of this monument. A guide for full day will be available at Rs 2500 and it is good to have guide if accompanied by children . Guide will provide the details and kids will enjoy the story. The stone Chariot in the center which is featured in Rs 50 note can be witnessed
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Big Indian Tours
    Kochi (Cochin), India619 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vithala Temple Complex, Hampi
    The 16th-century Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Vitthala (a form of Lord Krishna). The entrance fee is Rs 40, which is applicable to various locations, and there are no additional charges for photography. For a fee of Rs 20, visitors can use a battery-operated car that efficiently transports them from the parking area to the main entrance. Walking is also an option if you are looking for a different experience, with numerous picturesque spots along the way, including a splendid view of Anjayadri Hill. But due to the hot and sunny weather, the electric caddy service is recommended. The monument has carvings depicting the legendary story of Ramayana, adding a rich cultural dimension to the experience. The iconic Stone Chariot, featured on the 50 Rupee note, is a central highlight that shouldn't be missed. Within the Vitthala Temple complex, there are 56 musical pillars, which are also famous as SaReGaMa pillars. They produce melodic sounds when tapped, showcasing the advanced engineering and artistic skills of ancient craftsmen. Families with children may benefit from hiring a guide for the day at a cost of Rs 2500. The guide provides detailed insights into the monument, making it easier for children to appreciate the stories associated with it. Refreshments and washrooms are available at the site. Since the area is sunny and hot, it is advisable to carry a cap to avoid exhaustion from the heat. There are no clothing restrictions, meaning visitors can dress comfortably. The place is less crowded and provides ample opportunities for photography.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Akshay Sharma
    New Delhi, India11,101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow this even exists in India
    While on a tour to Hampi we visited this place. We were awestruck by the architecture and the small small things intricated into the temple complex. One need to hire the services of a guide to understand the whole complex. There are pillars of musical notes, ramayana stories, hanging pillars and what not. A must visit place while in Hampi.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 February 2024
  • niluanu
    Chennai (Madras), India672 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Visit
    This 16th century temple complex is one of Hampi's most iconic sites. Maintained very well by the Archaeological Survey of India Limited, this complex contains several structures, all of which are worth looking at for the excellent architecture and the sculpture. Tickets are Rs.40 per head for physical tickets and Rs30 per head for online ones. The ticket covers two additional sites including the museum. Battery operated vehicles are available to transport visitors from the parking lot to the entrance at a nominal charge of Rs.20 per person.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 February 2024
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pranjals
Encinitas, CA245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This place is magnificent and the restoration is beautiful so this is probably the most important place to go to when checking out hampi.

However be prepared for two disastrous things:
1. The walking required from car park to the temple is about 25 minutes. They have a buggy ride that had a line of over an hour. They need to restrict it to just older, disable and children. We saw groups of young people taking up space when they could have walked.
2. The new restorations of this area are horrible. They are coloring the temples with an ugly yellow color. Loses the entire appeal of seeing a historical place.

Lastly, as in all of India the number of people are insane and getting a picture without a million people in it is impossible.

So that's something that is also going to ruin this place because people are touching everything.
Written 1 January 2020
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Subramanian N
Chennai (Madras), India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Very nice place to visit. Marvellous stone carvings, worth seeing and the Govt of India has maintained the place very well. It's worth admiring the excellent stone carvings and this is unique. Very sad when you hear the stories how thw moghul rulers destroyed our rich culture. Please engage a guide. Guides are really very good, reasonable and show you all the important places depends on the individual stay. One needs atleast 2 full days to see Hampi, really beautiful. All Indians and children should visit. Many overseas visitors visit during Jan and Feb.
But afternoons are very hot even in Dec. Take care of the heat and take water.
Written 9 January 2020
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BenuBery
New Delhi, India134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The entire site is spread out within a complex on top of a hill,comprising of several structures dedicated to dance , music, kitchen and dining hall, the famous carved stone chariot etc.
The workmanship and detailing is magnificent of the granite stones, though roughly placed have stood there since 18 th century.A timeless monument to celebrate victory of wars by 2 kings.
There is an entry ticket and Evan to cover the climb, efficiently managed, parking space and well marked out structures.The ticket is valid for a single entry to this temple, museum as well as the Lotus mahal or Zenana ghar which is a short distance away. Bonus is the Queen’s bath , typical of its times.
Guides are readily available to explain the mini model of the temple or play music on the hollow pillars made out of stone. Fascinating to see how a combination of animals are depicted in a single carving, such is the workmanship on display!
One truly feels overawed at this array of our ancestors artistry and skill at this engineering monument.
Written 18 February 2023
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Big Indian Tours
Kochi (Cochin), India619 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
The 16th-century Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Vitthala (a form of Lord Krishna). The entrance fee is Rs 40, which is applicable to various locations, and there are no additional charges for photography. For a fee of Rs 20, visitors can use a battery-operated car that efficiently transports them from the parking area to the main entrance. Walking is also an option if you are looking for a different experience, with numerous picturesque spots along the way, including a splendid view of Anjayadri Hill. But due to the hot and sunny weather, the electric caddy service is recommended.

The monument has carvings depicting the legendary story of Ramayana, adding a rich cultural dimension to the experience. The iconic Stone Chariot, featured on the 50 Rupee note, is a central highlight that shouldn't be missed. Within the Vitthala Temple complex, there are 56 musical pillars, which are also famous as SaReGaMa pillars. They produce melodic sounds when tapped, showcasing the advanced engineering and artistic skills of ancient craftsmen.

Families with children may benefit from hiring a guide for the day at a cost of Rs 2500. The guide provides detailed insights into the monument, making it easier for children to appreciate the stories associated with it. Refreshments and washrooms are available at the site. Since the area is sunny and hot, it is advisable to carry a cap to avoid exhaustion from the heat. There are no clothing restrictions, meaning visitors can dress comfortably. The place is less crowded and provides ample opportunities for photography.
Written 14 October 2023
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medysurya
Bengaluru, India991 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
Mind boggling precision leaves you spell bound. Cannot imagine a full orchestra made of stone pillars. The chariot is definitely s unique piece though inspired by the Konark when krishna deva raya won over Kalinga. Even at that time they were inclusive to make space for the common man by giving them their own mandap
Written 2 November 2020
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Anil Rao
Hyderabad, India35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Vittala temple ‘s rich architecture, carvings, art , glorious history and the international market complex for gold , diamonds, gems and horses..etc built 500 years back are mind blowing . They carved foreign tradesmen figures ( different nationalities and religions) on the temple walls.

Makes you reflect how our ancestors in south india were so knowledgeable , secular/tolerant, knowledgeable, successful and thriving with arts, science ,religion and culture before it was looted and distorted foreign invaders. A great enriching experience . A must visit.
Written 20 February 2020
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Sapan Gupta
Chennai (Madras), India124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
One of the best place to represent the India Tourism. Such a beautiful place and luckily we visited on Monday and it was not crowded at all. We have ample time to spend at every nook on corner of this beautiful monument . We got the ticket for just Rs 30 which can be used at number of places. There is no photography charges. The battery operated car will ferry you from parking to main entrance at a minimal cost of rs 20. The legendary story of Ramayana was depicted in the wall of this monument. A guide for full day will be available at Rs 2500 and it is good to have guide if accompanied by children . Guide will provide the details and kids will enjoy the story.

The stone Chariot in the center which is featured in Rs 50 note can be witnessed
Written 25 September 2023
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Prasad_wildindia
Pune, India147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Unmatched. Impressive, impeccable.

Truly an iconic place. Its inside vitthal temple and you have to park your vehicles at designated parking only, then take their arranged electric transport vehicles paying 10Rs per head one way tickets. Along the way you can see 2-3 minor points which you may cover later by walk
Written 14 January 2020
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Mario C
30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
600 Rp for foreignet7, it's not worth the effort and the monry to visit.
Very bad condition, evetything is dusty and dirty. Tuktuk driver are annoying and ripping you off for horrible money for short rides
Written 29 January 2020
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niluanu
Chennai (Madras), India672 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This 16th century temple complex is one of Hampi's most iconic sites. Maintained very well by the Archaeological Survey of India Limited, this complex contains several structures, all of which are worth looking at for the excellent architecture and the sculpture. Tickets are Rs.40 per head for physical tickets and Rs30 per head for online ones. The ticket covers two additional sites including the museum. Battery operated vehicles are available to transport visitors from the parking lot to the entrance at a nominal charge of Rs.20 per person.
Written 1 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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