This cubical tomb with dome appears in the typical Islamic style (Deccani) architecture. Just north of it is a rectangular pavilion with an array of circular decorated pillars supporting the flat roof.

If you already have seen a bit of Hampi’s religious architecture so far, this could be easily mistaken for a Hindu or Jain religious structure.

The prayer niche of a mosque and the inscriptions at the site along with other evidences made the researchers conclude that this was a mosque indeed. A little north of the mosque you can spot a rectangular well.

Both theses structures are located a bit off from the main road and tucked into the banana plantations. Though nearby and visible from the main road there are no definite paths leading to these structures. These are some of the quick off beaten trail explorations you can make on the way from Kamalapura to Vittala Temple.

Cover it as part of the Route 4 shown in the Hampi itinerary map. After about 1½ km from Kamalapura to Vittala Temple you'll leave the main road and take a left deviation. Just under another 1½km on your left appears Ahmed Khan's Mosque and the nearby tomb. Before that you would have a crossed a few ruined temples, most of them on your left.

Leave your bicycle/moped at the main roadside and make your way through the plantation ridges.



Ahmed-Khan’s-Tomb details on the outer walls

Islamic Quarter

Devi Shrine in Malyavanta Raghunatha Temple

Malayavanta Raghunatha Temple

From a religious and mythological point Malyavanta Raghunatha Temple in Hampi is very significant. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Raghunatha (Rama).


Hampi Landscape

Areas of Hampi

Hampi's attractions are clustered across many zones and villages. Typically a few miles apart, all of them are connected by road and at places by the local ferries.


Mohammadan Tomb and Darga

Yet another set of monuments standing in isolation.The first thing you would notice on approaching this area is two cubical structures, one with a domical roof and the other flat roofed.


Ganigitti Temple

'Ganigitti temple' roughly translates to ‘the oil women's temple’!The reason for the curious name is unknown.


Vishnu Temple

This relatively isolated temple is located midway to Vittala Temple from Kamalapura.This large temple is made of granite including the tower, a notable deviation from the rest of the temples in Hampi.

Talarigatta Gate

Talarigatta Gate (alternatively Talarighatta Gate ) was one of the main entrance points into the urban centre of the capital from the riverside.The main road to Talarigatta (the coracle ferry point near the suspension bridge) from Kamalapura pass through this arched structure.


Coracle ferry in Hampi located near the Kodandarama Temple

Sites in Hampi

Sites in Sacred Center area:
(see Areas of Hampi )

Sites in the Riverside area:
(see Riverside Ruins)

Sites in Royal Center area:
(see Areas of Hampi )

Sites in Islamic Quarter area:
(see Areas of Hampi )

Hills in Hampi:

Sites in Anegondi area:
(see Anegondi )