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Monkey Temple, Hampi

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Climb the 600 steps to Monkey Temple and see the mythological birthplace of Lord Hanuman, the monkey warrior god. Situated on top of Anjaneya Hill, the whitewashed temple overlooks the historic village of Hampi. After the strenuous climb--during which you'll most likely meet some of the resident monkeys---you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of Hampi's ancient monuments, the surrounding fields and mountains, and the rushing Tungabadhra River. All are welcome to enter the small, austere temple, pay respects to the deity, and listen to the priest tell the story of the monkey god. Do remember to take off your shoes and close the door so the monkeys cannot enter. Put Monkey Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hampi trip maker app.
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  • Anjanadri hills in Hampi is the birth place of Lord Hanuman. The climb up to the temple is steep and has 575 stairs, in a narrow passage. I would not recommend the trek-up for senior citizens. At the....  more
    Anjanadri hills in Hampi is the birth place of Lord Hanuman. The climb up to the temple is steep and has 575 stairs, in a narrow passage. I would not recommend the trek-up for senior citizens. At the....  more »
  • Since this is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman it has a spiritual significance to it. Additionally, the view from the top is awesome. This can be a sunset and sunrise point as well. The hill has well... 
    Since this is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman it has a spiritual significance to it. Additionally, the view from the top is awesome. This can be a sunset and sunrise point as well. The hill has well...  more »

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