Hampi – Part 2

Hampi Bazaar

The bazaar stretches almost a kilometer from the entrance of Virupaksha temple to the foothill of Matanga Hill at the east end. A huge monolithic Nandi (bull) statue  is located at the east end of the bazaar.

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Monolithic Nandi (Bull) statue

Achyuta Raya Temple

A sprawling temple complex believed to be built in the 16th century. It’s one the places in Hampi which cannot be reached by a vehicle. There are two ways to reach Achyuta Raya Temple. Either by taking a deviation on the way to Kodanda Rama Temple – King’s Balance or by climbing the steps near the Monolithic Nandi(bull) at the east end of the Hampi Bazaar.

The temple has two compounds one within the other. Achyuta Raya Temple also has a bazaar starting right at the entrance of the temple all the way to the northern end. This street is known as the Courtesan Street.

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Achyutaraya Temple

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Steps at the east end of Hampi Bazaar leading the way to Achyutaraya temple
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View of the Achyutharaya temple complex

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Courtesans Street in front of the Achyutaraya temple.

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A temple tank near the courtesans street

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7 thoughts on “Hampi – Part 2

    1. Actually Nov- Jan is the best season to visit Hampi as the climate is relatively cooler. In summer it can get very hot, especially because the whole area is strewn with boulders.

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