Coming to the Hippie Island side of Hampi, we hired the same auto guy who agreed to take us to the other side of Hampi for 900 indian rupees. He charged us this amount although there isnt much to see on the other side because of the distance and time it takes to get us there (13km).
ANJANEYA TEMPLE - HANUMAN TEMPLE
The locals told me that it was on this hill that Hanuman was born. It's a few kilometers from hippie island. You need to climb the Anjaneya Hill to visit this temple. The temple is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra river and can be seen flowing from the temple. You could even go down near the river through small passage ways.
If you're looking for old historical temples on this side of Hampi you're going to be disappointed. The newer temples are usually located here where you can do darshan and puja, as was this temple. At this point we were a little disappointed as the main goal for coming to Hampi was looking more at the historical side of it. So we asked the auto guy to take us back to the main Hampi city where we could explore more temples, and the ones that we missed out.
SRI KRISHNA TEMPLE
Back to the historical architecture side, and all happy to begin exploring again- we visited the Sri Krishna temple which was dedicated to Lord Balakrishna. It is listed as part of the World Heritage Monuments by UNESCO. This temple is known for its exquisite and elaborate carvings adorned with pillared walls and numerous shrines.
SASIVEKALU GANESHA TEMPLE
Hindu mythology says that Ganesha was known for his love for food. Since he consumed too much food his stomach was on the verge of bursting due to which they tied a snake around his stomach to prevent it from bursting open. This is visible in the statue at this temple.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a holy place for worship. The temple also has an elephant from which you can seek blessings. Surrounding the temple are the markets and local shopping area from where you could buy mementos.
It is right opposite to the Virupaksha temple, inbetween the bazaar area. It consists if a huge rock carved into the shape of a bull, again another engineering marvel!
Last but not the least to end the trip, having lunch from the most famous Mango Tree hotel is a must in Hampi! Great vibe and ambience along with the nicest food you can find around here. From local cuisines to pizzas you get them all.