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“Please, this is not a Monkey Temple ..”
Review of Monkey Temple

Monkey Temple
Ranked #8 of 51 things to do in Hampi
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

This is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, who epitomises the virtues of immense strength and loyalty that is valued richly in the Indic tradition. It is most unfortunate to refer his birthplace as a "monkey temple". Having said that, this is indeed a beautiful place. It is an easy trek of about 575 steps to the top and the scenery from the top is well worth the climb. One gets to see the whole of Kishkinda -- with its amazing rocky landscape, with rocks going back 3.5 billion years to the dawn of history in Gondwanaland -- and also the more contemporary 14th century ruins of Vijayanagar across the Tungabhadra river. At one point along the climb, you will pass through a narrow cave where a cool wind blows and gives the weary traveller the feeling of AC blast! Legend says that Lord Hanuman's father was the wing god Pavan and this cave could just be Pavan-dev's cave. Overall a very nice experience

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

The climb to the top is very tough and tiring but once you reach the top, the view itself takes over all the tiredness.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

A 575 step climb. DO NOT remove footware at the bottom. You can climb up with footware till you reach the temple at the top. then you remove your footware. Great view from up top.

1  Thank hemantshah2016
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Our driver took us on a wonderful drive from Hampi through the boulders and the lush green paddy fields for our daily workout!! 575 steps to the top of Anjanadri hill with a fabulous view of Hampi. Both the climb and the view quite breathtaking!! But there were some very old Indian folk making the climb and putting some of us younger ones to shame!

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

This place finds reference in the KISHKINDA of the epic RAMAYANA, Approximately 550 plus concrete steps lead to the top of the hill from where one gets a full view of HAMPI AREA. There is an idol of Anjenaya mata and lord Hanuman in the temple .Attempt it only if physically fit and carry drinking water.

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