Achyutaraya TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: Sacred Center Foot of Matanga Hill, Hampi, Bellary, Karnataka- 583239, India
- Timings: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Hill
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The Achyutaraya Temple was built in the 16th century by a high level official of the court of Achyutaraya and thus the name of the temple was given. This temple is the finest example of Vijayanagara architecture and is the last grandeur symbol before the fall of the empire.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Thiruvengalanatha. This is an avatar of Lord Vishnu. The temple complex and the ruins of the market street sit between the two mountains of Matanga and Gandhamadana. Its location and the fact that it is in a little hidden location, this place is never too crowded. This is on the other hand a cherry on the cake as you can enjoy a quiet and peaceful trip to this beautiful place.
The main temple is situated between two rectangular courtyards lined with pillared verandahs. Most of these parts are in ruins. There are two ruins of huge pillars that presently give way to the main shrine here. When you walk towards the central court you will find a porch that was once dedicated to the Garuda Avatar of Lord Vishnu. The hall ahead spots some of the finest carved pillars. There are huge figures of guards, women and other idols all carved out of stone.
As you move west of the main temple you will find the twin temple structure dedicated to the goddess. The beautiful carvings here depict scenes from Krishna’s life. They show the Lord playing flute and many other people listening and also him in his infant stage and in a scene where he is giving blessings. The most striking feature of the temple is that from within this shrine you will find a tiny exit that leads to a large boulder on which there is a fierce avatar of the Goddess carved on it. This path further leads to the south of the Matanga Hill.
How To reach Achyutaraya Temple by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Bellary Airport.
- The nearest railway station is Hospet.
Restaurants Near Achyutaraya Temple
- Mango Tree Restaurant
- Laughing Buddha
- Shesh Besh Restaurant
- Golden paradise
- Gouthami Restaurant
- All Tribes Cafe
- Gopi Rooftop Restaurant
- The Goan Corner
- Geetha Riverview Restaurant
- Shiv Moon Restaurant
- Mayura Bhuvaneshwari
- Prinsey Restaurant
- Sri Krishna Hotel
- Savaji Restaurant
- Karavari Cafe Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Achyutaraya Temple
78.45% of people who visit Hampi include Achyutaraya Temple in their plan
46.93% of people start their Achyutaraya Temple visit around 05 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Achyutaraya Temple
85.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Achyutaraya Temple
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Achyutaraya Temple, Hampi Reviews
The location of the temple is secluded and off the more travelled path, the temple is much less crowded as compared to many other tourist attractions in Hampi. It is good news for the people who like quite tours because this place is off location and its hidden nature makes it less crowded. The best time to visit the temple is from November to February. The main idol worshiped in the Achyuta Raya Temple is Lord Tiruvengalanatha which is another form of Vishnu. The towers, pillars, and walls have exquisite carvings and ornamentation. Major parts of the temple are in a damaged condition.
Very nice place... I would recommend to visit this place...
ಹಂಪಿ is a love ❤️ ಹಂಪಿ is the capital city of vijaya nagara kingdom. We are seeing the ruined hampi, just I'm thinking how it was before it got ruined. Heaven for sculptures, sunset and sunrises Don't visit in summer, bcz temperature level will be more than 43 degree Celsius. So winter is the best season And one more thing, please don't ruin its beauty by throwing garbage and plastic everywhere. Keep it clean.
Hampi’s rocky outcrops, chariot structures, gopurams, elephant stables, ornate halls – all depict the tale of one of the greatest Hindu kingdoms. It is believed that Lord Rama and his brother visited this historical place to search for Sita. They took the help of the two brothers Bali and Sugriv who ruled this region then. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most famous historical places in South India and was also the region where Vijayanagara’s main coin mint was situated. Interesting fact: The first instance of human settlement recorded here dates all the way back to 1 CE.
One of the best spot in Hampi, world heritage site under UNESCO
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