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#7 of 29 Places To Visit in Hampi
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Hampi, Bellary, Karnataka 583239, India
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timings
All days of the week
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
4 to 5 hours

about matanga hill

As you begin exploring Hampi's spectacular heritage strewn with massive boulders that seem to be balanced almost magically, there comes a point when the gigantic boulders stop being overwhelming and formidable and seem to call out to the adventurer in you that wants to simply take in the ancient artistic splendour that Hampi is. A perfect way to experience Hampi's magnificence in entirety is to climb up Matanga Hill and watch the sun rise over this ancient kingdom, capital of the formidable Vijayanagara dynasty laid to ruins by its five allied sultans from the Deccan.

Past Hampi Bazaar and the monolithic statue of Nandi Bull, you have a climb of 200 steep steps up to the apex of Matanga Hill. Located fairly close to the Virupaksha temple, from the zenith you view the Achyutaraya Temple ruins, the mighty Tungabhadara river streaming and meandering through the landscape and of course, Virupaksha temple. There's a small temple on the top of Matanga Hill.
On the way down there's a small cave marked with a red doorway where it is believed that Sugriva, ruler of Kishkinda, hid. Do not make the climb to the top alone or in dark as robberies have been known to occur at the top, which can get fairly isolated.

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1 Matanga Hill review
Sudhu Reddy
Sudhu Reddy
“Best Sunrise View”
Jun 22 2014
This hilltop gets one of the best sunrise views in India. This beautiful hill is a perfect way to experience Hampi's magnificence in entirety is to climb up Matanga Hill and watch the sun rise over this ancient kingdom. Overall this is the best spot ...... read more
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