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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
worship, photography, sight seeing
Rs 10 for Indians and USD 5 or equivalent amount for foreigners. Rs 25 for video camera and still camera free of cost. Entry for children upto 15 years is free. You can also retain the ticket to use it again on the very day to enter the Royal Zenana Enclosure.

Vitthala Temple

This forms the central temple of Hampi and is the most beautiful piece of architecture here. The grandeur of this temple till today cannot be expressed in words. The pillars and sculptures inside this 15th century temple are just awesome. The taste of art and the expertise of sculptors and artists even so long back will make you awestruck. The stone chariot is the most attractive part of this temple and the mineral paintings left till date on the lower part of this extravagant stone chariot tells a lot about the type of art in that time. The temple is believed to have been beautified and expanded by all the following kings of this place. Vitthala is a form of Lord Vishnu who is believed to have been worshipped as the cult deity especially of the cattle rearers during the 15th century. The elephant statues, main mantap, the Narasimha carvings on the pillars of the northern hall and the life size statue of God Garuda are all very beautiful too.
Maidens dancing around the slender pillars of Vitthala temple while musicians use the same pillars to create a melodious music that encompasses and enthralls the king and his court.
Marsha Das
Palak Airon
Another very popular property is Vitthala temple, which is very famous for its stone chariot and also well known as Chariot temple. Temple is dedicated to lord Vithala a form of Krishna. This piece of art is a combination of Ramayana story and the history of Vijayanagar empire. Each and every bit will leave you mesmerized by its artistry. Words are not just enough, I wonder how amazing it must be in its complete form. Please have a look at the pictures below.
Hrishikesh Baruah
A work of exemplary craftsmanship and dedication, Vitthala temple is one of the major attraction in Hampi. The architecture design of the temple complex is top notch. The famous stone chariot can be seen within the temple complex. The temple is dedicated to an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Lord Vitthala. Spread across a sprawling space we spent close to 3-4 hours roaming around, mesmerized by the incredible craftsmanship.
Offbeat Voyagers
ix) Vitthala Temple Complex