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Matanga Hill

Hampi

14.6/5(12 Ratings)

Matanga Hill Overview

Ranked 10 of 40 sightseeing in Hampi
Matanga Hill, located in Hampi is well known for its association with the epic Ramayana. Today, it is a hotspot tourist destination because of its temples and trekking tracks. Standing on the roof of Veerabhadra Temple on top of the Hill one gets a magnificent view of the city. People come here to view sunrise and sunset.
River Tungabhadra, Achyuta Raya Temple and the Kodanda Rama temple are some other nearby religious attractions. Hill peak is on the southern side. Cart trail and Turthu canal can be seen from here.
For trekking enthusiasts there are many tracks around Matanga Hill. Most popular track is one in the north starting from Humpi bazaar to Achyuta Raya Temple. Another trekking path in the west leads to the top from the bottom of the Hill and is in the form of a stepped ramp. There are no roads to the top.
The Matanga Hill tour is free for all. There are no entrance fees or camera charges. However, the lighting being poor in the neighbourhoods, a torch light will be handy for the tourists, if they plan to stay longer after sunset.
The Matanga Hill is easily accessible from all parts of Hampi town.

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What travellers are saying about Matanga Hill

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Reviews and Ratings

Arun Rajan

Arun Rajan4.3/5

140 reviews

Best place for sunset view

It is a small hill located in Hampi and it is a best place to capture the spectacular view of sunset and sunrise. Do not miss it and I would suggest to reach the place earlier to capture the best pictures.

Avinash Singh

Avinash Singh5.0/5

10 reviews

View From the Top of Matanga Hill

Just before the sunset we rushed to the top of the Matanga Hill to see the view of the beautiful village town. You will get the best view of the Virupaksha Temple from here.
  • View From the Top of Matanga Hill
  • View From the Top of Matanga Hill

Muthusamy Muthusamy

Muthusamy Muthusamy2.1/5

184 reviews

Top of Hampi

This hill is quite far from the palace and ruins of hampi there are steps on the side of this hill. There is a temple on top of the hill dedicated to lord veerabhadreshwara. From the top we can see the ruins of tower of pampa, chariot road, hemakuta, river, achyutaraya temple, elephant stable, palace, queens place, tenaliraman view point. Do carry shoes, caps, water, umbrella, cameras as its very hot.

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Chandan Adiga

Chandan Adiga5.0/5

36 reviews

Serene sunrise

Must visit place if you love landscapes, sunrise, sunset and hill top. It takes around 20 minutes to reach hill top from its base(Near Police station, which is at end of road opposite to Veerupaksha Temple).

Sumiya Ebrahim

Sumiya Ebrahim4.3/5

6 reviews

Best Place to watch Sunrise in Hampi

You get the best view of boulder strewn Hampi from the top of Matanga Hill. It overlooks the serpent-like Tungabhadra river and majestic ruins of Hampi. Sun rise from this view is mind blowing. You need to take 600-700 steps to reach the top of the hill. But totally worth it.
  • Best Place to watch Sunrise in Hampi
  • Best Place to watch Sunrise in Hampi

Mayuri Sen

Mayuri Sen4.6/5

16 reviews

Sunrise Point of Hampi

A beautiful sunrise can be seen from Matanga Hill. There are steps to the western side of this hill. At the top of the hill there is the temple of Veer Bhuvaneswara. From the top of the hill one can see so many breath taking views of Tungabhadra River, Virupaksha Temple, Elephant Stable, the temple of Achyutaraya and many more. Stairs are stone carved so as you climb high it gets narrow so be careful use sports shoes otherwise it will be difficult.

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  • Sunrise Point of Hampi
  • Sunrise Point of Hampi
  • Sunrise Point of Hampi

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n4.3/5

522 reviews

Best place for trekking

Matanga hill is truly amazing. You need to walk about 30 to 40 minutes. Early morning is the best time to visit this place. There are no safely measure in the hills. So need to very careful while climbing. One of the best place for trekking. Beware of monkeys

Enso Traveller

Enso Traveller5.0/5

7 reviews

Panoramic view, worth all the effort

People with a thirst for adventure in Hampi must visit this place.It is an effort for non-climbers, but the view from the top is worth every bit.The ariel view of all major structures and the landscape is simply fascinating

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Matanga Hill, Hampi

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Manoj Kumar

Matanga Hill, Hampi
Matanga Hill, Hampi

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Avinash Singh

View of Hampi From Top of Matanga Hill
Matanga Hill, Hampi

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Manoj Kumar

Matanga Hill, Hampi
Matanga Hill, Hampi

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Mayuri Sen

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