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Matanga Hill

This is the central landmark of the city of ruins and also known as the Matunga Hills. The peak of this hill is a place from where you can enjoy awesome views of sunset and sunrise and also some of the most spectacular views of the city. On the southern part down the hills is the Tungabhadra River and on top is the famous Veerbhadra Temple. This temple is dedicated to one incarnation of Lord Shiva known as Veerbhadra. On another side of the hills is the Achutya Raya Temple and last but not the least is the Hampi Bazar. This old market is the starting point of people who come for trekking here.
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Sunset from Matanga Hill. One of the main attractions of Hampi.
Matanga Hills again to witness magical sunrise. There are many option to watch the sunrise but not all are convenient if your budget is tight or having any time limits. You can try visiting Anjanadri Hill which also offer magnificent view of sunrise as well as sunrise. Only problem is you need to cross river by boat or prefer to stay at hippie island instead of hampi a day before ending trip. I chose Matanga hills again for sunrise. I would like to climb hill every day to watch this beautiful sun rising over tiny mountains and turning into yellow from orange...
Early morning around 6am we started to trek to Matanga Hills & within 30 min we reached the top. Matanga hills offers magnificent view from top of Virbhadra temple on hilltop. This place offers 360 view of hampi, So the same place can be visited for sunrise as well as for sunset. I've seen sunrise for at least hundred times before this but I swear, the view I have seen at matanga hill was so magical. We thought we only 3 were climbing hills for sunrise but for our surprise there were 30-40 people already on top. The main thing is 80% were all foreigners. In next 5 min sun started to rise over hills. I can't explain what beautiful sunrise it was. I would recommend to wear good trekking shoes while visiting matanga hills. One should miss sunrise or sunset from matanga hills.
Sunrise from the Matanga HilltopWhy would you wake up early in the morning and trek for half an hour over the boulders before the sunrise? Simply to witness the rising sun painting the sky with a variety of hues and the magic unraveling. Also watching the sunrise really lifts our mood up and gets us going for the day. The highest point in Hampi, the Matanga Hilltop offers some stunning landscape views of the ruins amidst the rocky terrain if you are willing to trek a bit.
Tip: Actually not a tip but i bought banana here like small ones which sweet n salty, i loved them and guess what it was 6 peices for Rs10.4. Matanga Hilland if you are fit and ready for some trekking please go to this hill to witness the best sunset in HAMPI. It is near Virupaksha only.