Monkey Temple

Monkey Temple, Hampi

Monkey Temple
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Purnima Jain
Bengaluru, India1,247 contributions
Nov 2021
The hill is famous as the birth place of Lord Hanuman; takes a total of 575 steps to the top. The steps are uneven, some being quite high, at the base it is sheltered and then it slowly tapers between huge boulders that wound around the hill to reach the top, so it's not for the faint-hearted, but the views from the top are breath-taking. This hill has very nice views of Tungbhadra river as well as Hampi. You get Airtel mobile signals at the top.
Wear comfortable shoes. Carry water. Be careful of your belongings and especially food because there are quite a lot of monkeys on the hill.
You can wear shoes all the way till the top, it's only when you reach the actual temple at the top that you have to take off your shoes. A lot of people climb the whole thing bare-footed though.
Also known as Anjanadri Temple.
Hanuman temple has a 25 kg rock from ram Setu, which is placed in a fish tank inside the temple, and you can see it floating in the water.
Carry water while going uphill, there is a drinking water fountain at the top where you can refill your water bottle.
The temple at the top is nothing impressive, so go for the views, if at all you do.
For a detailed itinerary of a 7-Day trip to Hampi, Aihole, Pattadakal, Badami & Jog Falls near Shimoga from Bangalore, feel free to visit the Links tab on my profile on TripAdvisor.
Written 25 December 2021
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Akash G
Hyderabad, India195 contributions
Nov 2021
You have to climb up many steps for reaching this monkey temple. People believe it is the birthplace of Hanuman jee. But, there are lots of monkeys at this temple. The view from the top of this hill temple is nice. One has to cross the river Tungbhadara if coming from the Hampi group of monuments/Virupaksha temple side.
Written 11 December 2021
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Siddhesh K
Staines, UK241 contributions
Nov 2021
Westerns call this Monkey Temple but it's real name is Anjaneri Temple, its considered birthplace of Lord Hanuman (Anjani is Hanuman's mother and hence the name). It's a sacred place for Hindus.
The climb is 560 steps that can be covered in 15-20 mins and one should go here just before sunset and linger long after till the guards ask you to leave. trust me the sunset you will experience from here will be unmatched, it's rediscovering !
Written 9 December 2021
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dillsefoodie
Bengaluru, India1,242 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
It is one of the must visit places in Hampi. The views from the top are mesmerizing. The climb can be difficult as you have to climb 575 steps to reach the top but there are proper steps. There is a Lord Hanuman Temple at the top of the hills. This place is supposed to be the birth place of Lord Hanuman. You can also visit the place to catch a good sunrise or sunset.
Written 6 October 2021
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wandermay08
World41 contributions
Mar 2021
We had to climb multiple stairs to reach this place situated on the mountain top. This place offers a 360 degree view of Hampi and we spent a good amount of time here to admire it's beauty. Recommended to visit if you can manage to climb those 500 + steps.
Written 27 August 2021
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hisandhercravings
Mumbai, India568 contributions
Jan 2021 • Friends
The view from the Anjani Parvat.
The hill is famous as the birth place of Lord Hanuman🙏
Total steps- 575

We also happened to see the floating rock which was used to build Ram Setu🌉

Please note - Shorts are not allowed in the temple. Beware of the monkeys
Written 23 February 2021
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gandharva666
Bengaluru, India30 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
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 nature.

Just climb up the 575 steps from the bottom of hill to reach to the top and enjoy the scene!
Written 21 December 2020
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hemantvirmani
Hyderabad, India47 contributions
Oct 2020
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 of and I was glad to be there at that time.

This hill has very nice views of tungbhadra river as well as hampi. You get Airtel mobile signals at the top.

This is must see for Lord Hanuman Devotees.
Written 1 November 2020
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Vaibhav_Tailor
Surat, India721 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
one of the best temple with rich scenic view,its the birthplace of god hanuman and its has only temple of mata anajani (mother of god hanuman) it's on the hill and wind here was amazing you can see vijay vithhala temple from the top and the gopuram of virupaksha temple,it can take around one to two hours for climbing the hill.A must visit place.hope this information will be helpful to you.
Written 5 May 2020
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Angeline Martis
Mumbai, India13 contributions
Feb 2020
Climbed up 575 steps to reach the temple. It was a lovely climb since most of the steps were covered, but tiring ofcourse. The view down was beautiful, to look around to see Tungabandra river flowing and all the boulders around in different shape.
Written 13 February 2020
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