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Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex

This is a whole temple complex where most of them are in complete ruins and some are partly in ruins. The temples all look like Jain Temples mainly due to their beautiful architecture of typical Jain Temples but most of these are dedicated to Lord shiva, Vishnu or Lord Ganesha. As you go further, you find a beautiful ond which is now dry but the group of temples around, especially the Veerupaksha Temple complex is extensive and beautiful. The other temples are the Kalu Ganesha, Kadalekalu and Sasivekalu Ganesha. The Lakshminarasimha and Badavalli are two more attractions and there is also an old Hanuman Temple here. This is a perfect spot for history buffs and photographers.
A Jinxed Artist
My tour continues with Hemakuta hill which is right next to the Ganesha idol. By this point I must tell you I had started feeling the heat and was regretting carrying my tripod. I would recommend all you guys to buy a handbook to know the details of each site and a guide as well if you are interested in the history/mythology associated with each site. I didn't hire any guide but I bought a book. I also had read about the most famous spots of Hampi online. I was most interested in the pictures and actually feeling the sculptures. The photos/videos don't do any justice to the actual place.
Akshay Jain
After this head to Hemkutta Temple to witness the sunset from the famous sunset point in Hampi. There are a few temples and monuments here too, so keep some time aside for that also. The best sunset view that I saw whilst in Hampi was from this place. I'll share the pictures.
srishti jugran
Just behind Virupaksha temple,this is an important mythological site with many small temples & rock structures in Hemakuta complex. The highlights are the sets of triple chambered temples with its pyramid like granite roofs.
Shilpa Shashidhar
2. Laze around the Hemakuta hills – The Hemakuta hills is generously spread hill which hosts more than 30+ temples and shrines mostly dedicated to Lord Shiva. Most of it are in ruins, the idols and statues from these temples are kept in the museum.
Prasad Nakhawa
A rocky hill especially famous for several temples situated on the top of it. This hilltop offers you a lovely scenic view of Hampi and gives a great opportunity to show your photography skills. A lot to explore, a lot to click, a lot to frame!