Ambitious in its scale, this ancient aqueduct probably makes the high watermark of Hampi’s hydraulics projects .

All what remains of this massive aqueduct is a tall section of a bridge like structure. The whole structure is built with rectangular dressed rock blocks. The unusual height for an aqueduct suggests the ambitious plan to lift huge quantities of water to a suburb located at an elevated plane.

If you are staying at one of those huts at Virupapur Gadde, you are probably at a walking distance from these ruins.

Cover this as part of your Route 5 Hampi Itinerary.

Pillar of Bukkas Aqueduct

Pillar of Bukkas Aqueduct

Bukkas Aqueduct

Anegondi

Anegondi

Anegondi was the capital of the region, before it was moved to Hampi. In fact this was the core of a tiny kingdom that eventually expanded into the Vijayanagar Empire covering the whole of south India. Currently Anegondi is sleepy village with a principally farming community inhibiting it.

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Virupapur Gadde

Virupapur Gadde is the area just across the river from near the Virupaksha Temple.The place is known for its laidback ambient, lodges and tourist huts.

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Queue for ferry to Anegondi

Navabrindavan

Navabrindavan, near Hampi, is of importance to the followers of the saint Sri Raghavendra. The Brindavan (sacred tomb) of the saint is located in a small island formed by Tungabadra , a bit east of the Anegondi village.

This place is highly sought after by the pilgrims and is treated with reverence.

A ruined Jain Temple in Anegondi

Jaina Temple

Jaina Temple in Anegondi, Hampi

Hachappa Mantapa

This reconstructed pavilion would be your first major stop once you have crossed  to Anegondi area from the Talarigata ferry point near Vittala Temple. From the main road, this pavilion sits hidden in thick banana plantation with a palm lined trail leading it.

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Anjaneya Hill

This hill in Hampi believed to be the birthplace of Hanuman , is located in the center of Anegondi area. You can see this hill from the Hampi side of the river as you trek along the Kampa Bhups’s Path.

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Pampa Sarovar

Pampa Sarovar is a sacred pond for the Hindus. This is believed as one among a few Sarovars (sacred ponds) mentioned in Hindu epics and  scriptures.

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