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Vijaya Vittala Temple

Hampi

14.6/5(66 Ratings)

Vijaya Vittala Temple Overview

Ranked 1 of 40 sightseeing in Hampi

Originally built in the 15th century A D,  Vittala Temple is one of the most popular attractions in Hampi’s. Built in a rich architectural style, this spectacle is in an expansive campus with compound walls and towers as gateways. Also constructed along are many temples, pavilions and halls within the campus.

Vittala is another incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who was amongst the ordinary people and is worshipped as a deity by the cattle herds. There are still the remains of a township called Vittalapura, which existed around this temple compound. Vittala temple has extraordinary pillared halls and the stone chariot and is also the chief attraction of the temple. Also, present are an array of sculptures on the giant granite pillars carved in the halls.
 

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19th Dec 17

Awesome Vijayanagar experience

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6th Nov 17

The famous chariot of Hampi

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24th Jan 17

better than the legends

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23rd Jan 17

Worth paying the entrance fee

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30th Dec 17

Beautifully thought through sculptures

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6th Nov 17

Architectural Marvel, Musical pillars

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6th Nov 17

Ancient Temple

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9th Aug 16

Excellent architecture

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17th Aug 16

Hampi's ruins

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What travellers are saying about Vijaya Vittala Temple

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  • Very Good 3
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Saturday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Sunday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
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Reviews and Ratings

Arun Rajan

Arun Rajan4.3/5

140 reviews

Very big and must see site in Hampi

Here you will find lot of scriptures and carvings on the pillars.There is a chariot near the entrance of the temple and it shines like golden during the sunset and sunrise. The temple is old and during my visit there were some renovation works going on.
  • Very big and must see site in Hampi
  • Very big and must see site in Hampi
  • Very big and must see site in Hampi

Satadru das

Satadru das5.0/5

1 review

Stone Chariot Hampi

Located inside the Vittala Temple campus, this shrine is built like a chariot dedicated to Garuda. One will fall short of words if he/she tries to describe the beauty of this wonderful man-made piece of art. Wonderful architecture with intricate designs.
  • Stone Chariot Hampi

Nikunj Goradia

Nikunj Goradia4.3/5

78 reviews

A must visit in Hampi

The stone chariot is a must visit in Hampi. The structure, carving is a sight to remember. Chariot is also displayed on the new currency notes of Rs. 50 INR.How to Reach: You can hire a personal two wheeler to go anywhere in Hampi for 200 + petrol expenses. They are available outside Virupaksha Temple. Temple structure has a parking lot outside. Park your vehicle there, Or you can Hire an Auto for an entire day, It will cost approx 1000. From the parking lot, You have to walk 10 minutes to reach the temple structure, Electric vehicles are available at Rs. 20 for a two way journey. Entrance fees for Indians is Rs. 30, For Foreigners is much higher.Temple Structure: Chariot is exactly in front of the entrance, There is not a single temple but is a temple complex. When I visited the temple, Main structure was under renovation, therefore could visit inside. Side structures have musical pillars as a main attraction. Behind the main temple is another temple without any god inside but the pillars are carved with Vishnu tales. Look at the ceilings for lotus carvings.Camera is allowed with an additional cost, However Selfie sticks are not allowed. Coconuts, Water Bottles, aerated drinks, Snacks item, Ice Cream are available outside the temple complex.It's best to visit the temple early in the morning when the crowd is less.

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  • A must visit in Hampi
  • A must visit in Hampi
  • A must visit in Hampi
  • A must visit in Hampi
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Amrita Sen

Amrita Sen5.0/5

1 review

Hampi - A Journey through the Time

Hampi was the kingdom of Vijaynagar empire. The little town is full of natural and architectural wonder. We stayed 2 days at Hampi. One day we visited the island on the other side of the Tungabhadra River. The best way to roam about this part of Hampi is to hire a scooty or bike and simply go around as your heart wants.The main Hampi town can be travelled by hiring bicycles. One can also hire an auto for visiting the places of attraction.Bouldering is a fun filled activity that can be done at Hampi. Large boulders are seen all around the town. And it makes the place look surreal.Advice to Travellers:1. Please carry water bottles, as you may get thirsty while roaming around the place.2. Try to wear light clothes and comfortable shoes. You have to walk a lot.3. If possible, roam around in bicycle or scooty.4. Try the local food at Hampi.5. Do visit the Virupaksha Temple early in the morning and don't miss the bathing of Laxmi.6. Do not miss a coracle ride on the Tungabhadra River.

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Vinit patil

Vinit patil5.0/5

1 review

Hampi - A Walk In A Past

Hampi is declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has been well managed and great cleanliness is observed. Beautifully carved sun chariot. The 100 musical pillars were a bonus.
  • Hampi - A Walk In A Past
  • Hampi - A Walk In A Past
  • Hampi - A Walk In A Past

Nikita Shah

Nikita Shah5.0/5

40 reviews

Treasure in the Ruins

This temple is truly a proof of how talented and scientific were our ancestors. It really made me feel why do we Indians go abroad like Italy, etc to admire their architecture. We have a world full of treasure here in India itself. The carvings on the temple, the musical pillars, the history inscribed in the form of architecture and precision carvings is totally worth travelling here. And all this just for Rs. 30 entry ticket (by the way Rs. 30 is the entry ticket inclusive of 3 attractions - Vittala Temple, Lotus palace and the museum). So individually if you calculate it is just Rs. 10. I feel it is so under priced. I would be ready to pay even Rs. 100 for discovering such heritage site.1 advise I will like to give the travelers is that you will enjoy these ruins only if you have hired a guide as only then you will know the story behind every section of the temple and only then will you be able to value the art and architecture.The best time to visit this place will be Nov, Dec, Jan or June end/ July 1st week (onset of monsoon) else the heat will turn you into ruins :-).

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Mandar Pasalkar

Mandar Pasalkar5.0/5

20 reviews

Must visit

If you like History and art then you have to visit this place.Amazing indian artwork all over the place just come here and you will be lost in time.Try get a guide to enjoy more in details like Musical Pillars.Try to avoid noon time as lot of people might spoil the peace.

Snehal Raibole

Snehal Raibole5.0/5

39 reviews

Home of the Golden Chariot

The Vithala temple stands as the epicentre of Hampi. The extravagant architecture stands in the sprawling campus with compound wall and gateway towers. The temple is dedicated to Vittala, a form of lord Vishnu. Built in 15 century AD, the stone chariot which is the symbol of the state of Karnataka lies in the dead centre of the complex.
  • Home of the Golden Chariot
  • Home of the Golden Chariot
  • Home of the Golden Chariot
  • Home of the Golden Chariot
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Abhinav Kumar

Abhinav Kumar5.0/5

276 reviews

The Chariot of Hampi

The great Vijay Vittala temple is one of the prime attraction of Hampi. This chariot is really one of the rare marvel of art I have ever seen. The huge premises has many temples and chambers and they all have different stories. Even every design is inspired by Hindus old holy books and purans. You would really each corner of the temple. The view is mesmerizing all the time. I cannot define its beauty, either you visit in morning or full sunny day or in cloudy sky or in evening you would love to see it anytime. Entry ticket is Rs 20 for Indians and for foreigners Rs 500.

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  • The Chariot of Hampi
  • The Chariot of Hampi

Soundarya a

Soundarya a4.3/5

2 reviews

A visit to vittala temple

The vittala temple spans across a huge campus. The temple is to be reached by battery operated car for a nominal fee.The temple is a fine example of an architectural marvel. One of the main attractions of the temple is the stone chariot. It stands gracefully in the middle of the temple. There are finely carved statuettes on the various structures found inside the temple.What amazed me was the sheer magnificence of the place.Since it's quite popular, the place gets pretty crowded. This is a place worth watching. The brief travel by the battery car transports us back into time as we glance through the rock structures found on either side leading to the temple.

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Vijaya Vittala Temple, Hampi

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Manoj Kumar

Vijaya Vittala Temple, Hampi
Vijaya Vittala Temple, Hampi

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Manoj Kumar

Vijaya Vittala Temple, Hampi
Vijaya Vittala Temple, Hampi

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Manoj Kumar

Vijaya Vittala Temple, Hampi
Vijaya Vittala Temple, Hampi

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Manoj Kumar

Vijaya Vittala Temple, Hampi