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DURATION : 9:00 AM (2.5 Hours)
START POINT : Virupaksha Temple
PRICE : INR 500 per person
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sanctum of Virupaksha Temple
monolithic narasimha
view of hemakuta hill
elephant blessing a patron
  • Schedule: 9:00 AM - 11.30 AM (Weekends Only)
  • Start Point: Virupaksha Temple Entrance
  • End Point: Monolithic Narasimha
  • Price: INR 500 per person


On this group tour you will learn the Origin story of Hampi and its ties to the Virupaksha Temple. We recommend that you participate in this tour on your first day in Hampi, because this tour will set things in context for everything you are going to see & experience in Hampi.

Hampi gets its name from the legend related to the Virupaksha temple. Pilgrims have been coming here from 8th century which is at least 600 years before establishment of the Vijayanagara empire here. It is also the only major temple in Hampi that survived the sacking of the city post defeat of Vijayanagara Kings. All other Major temples of Hampi are in ruins and there is no service or worship. For 1200 years this temple has been the center of religion, culture and traditions for people in this region. On this tour we will learn why Vijayanagara Kings established their capital city here, what is the origin of the name Hampi. We will hear stories from ancient texts and traditions that keep these stories alive even today. We will participate in the rituals of the Virupaksha temple and understand its importance. We will visit several other  monuments on the way and learn about their significance.

List of monuments covered:  Virupaksha Temple Complex , Hemakuta Hill & Monuments, Badava Ganesha, Toll collection Mantapa, Krishna Temple Complex and Bazaar, Badava Linga, Monolithic Narasimha


Adults INR 500

Inclusions:  Expert Guide + Bottled Drinking water + Temple Entrance Fee

Exclusions:  Camera Fee (INR 50), Video Camera Fee (INR 500)


  1. Please wear comfortable walking shoes or footwear as we will be walking a lot on this tour.
  2. Please wear clothing that covers shoulders, knees and midriff at all times for both men and women. This is as a sign of respect for the local culture and sensibilities. 
  3. Carry an umbrella or a hat to keep the sun out. Sunglasses could come handy.
  4. For spot booking arrive 15 minutes before the commencement of the tour and carry exact cash.


  1. We reserve the right to cancel the tour at short notice. In such cases 100% refund will be issued.
  2. No refund will be issued if cancellation request is made less than 24 hours of commencement of the tour.
  3. No refund will be issued if participants do not show up on the day of the tour.
  4. 50% refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made 24 hours in advance by email.   
  5. We will not wait for participants who are late, they will have to join the group wherever they are. 
  6. No pickup/drop service from hotel will be provided.
  7.  This tour cannot be worked into a package. For packages please look at our private tours. 


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