Numerous structures and artifacts related to food grain storage have been identified at various locations in Hampi. Some of them have been associated with the temples whereas a number of them have been non-religious in nature.

The remains of a few granaries can be seen scattered near the east of the Hazararama Temple area across the mud track. This is a bit off mud track that can take you to the Hazararama Temple and the Danaik’s Enclosure. The mud track runs east-west direction along the northern boundary of the Danaik’s Enclosure. Close to the northeast end of the Danaik’s Enclosure it takes a tentative right bend towards south before straightening back to the eastward direction. A bit further it join the T-junction. North (at the left) of the said bend lies foundations of the granaries.

A couple of them are circular in shape. The rest are all of cubical. The cubical ones are set in an array of identical rows.

The area north east of this is believed to been the quarters used by the royal guards. The granaries here support this assumption.

This again is a less frequented place by the visitors. Nevertheless it’s one of those spots you can make a quick side trip to without much strain on your main itinerary.

Circular Granaries

Circular Granaries at Hampi ruins

These were used to store food grains. These two are located near the Hazararama Temple in the Royal Center region

Sacred Center

According to some historic accounts, the Virupaksha Temple in Hampi is one among the ancient temples in India with an uninterrupted history from about the 7th century. What you see now as the grandiose temple complex is attributed to various vijayanagara kings from 14th Century.

Hemakuta Temples

Some times referred to as Jain Temples, these clusters of temples on the Hemakuta hill is one of the beautiful sites in Hampi.Thanks to its architecture these temples are mistaken for Jain Temples.

Hemakuta Hill

This hilltop and its gentle slopes offer a splendid view of the sprawling ruins site.

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Virupaksha Temple

Believed to functioning uninterruptedly ever since its inception in the 7th century AD, Virupaksha temple is the oldest and the principal temple in Hampi. This is easily one of the oldest functioning temple in India as well..

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Matunga Hill

Probably Matunga Hill is the most talked about hill in Hampi. Let it be its central location, the oversold sunset/sunrise view or the myths associated with it, this hill commands a special attraction.

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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.

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Chandikesvara Temple

This east facing temple is especially notable for its pillared front hall.Though the name suggests of lord Siva the temple was actually a Vishnava one.

Veerabhadra Temple

Being located at the highest point in Hampi, the Veerabhadra Temple at the Matanga hilltop commands some special significance.The temple is in a ruined condition.

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