Krishna Bazaar is a relatively newly excavated site in Hampi. As the name indicates this Bazaar is associated with the Krishna Temple. Basically this was the car street for the temple. The sacred tank (Pushkarni) of the temple too is located next to the Krishna Bazaar.

Unlike the many car streets associated with other large temples in Hampi, Krishna Bazaar is bit low laying with respect to the relatively elevated site of the temple. So you'll find a series of broad steps in front of the Krishna Temple to reach the bazaar street.
Thanks to the low laying terrain the whole bazaar got buried in silt over the time. This area later turned into thickets of banana plantations. Before the excavations it was impossible to tell that it was a marketplace once.

As you enter from the Krishna Temple side, you can see long rows of pavilions along the bazaar street. Also you'll see the excavated rubble bases of old structures and cobbled pathways.
A little ahead along the bazaar is the sacred tank. The interesting part of the tank is the small pavilion at its center and the many beautifully carved aquatic devices that is used to feed water to the tank.

A little off to the bazaar, facing the main road (to Hampi) and the Krishna Temple is a small pavilion with large rectangular box. This is carved out of a huge boulder and you can see a small rectangular opening at the top of this box. Devotees used to offer food grains during the functional days of this temple.
To visit Krishna Bazaar just cross the main road to Hampi after you've visited the Krishna Temple. You can also get a nice areal view of the Krishna Bazaar while climbing the Matunga Hill.
Presently the street doesn't lead to anywhere other than to the few local trails that go around the Matunga Hill or through the thick of the banana fields.

Temple Tank

Temple Tank

This temple tank is located near the Krishna Bazaar

Sacred Center

Hemakuta Hill

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


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.

Kadalekalu Ganesha

This giant statue of Ganesha was carved out of a huge boulder at the northeastern slope of the Hemakuta hill.The belly of this statue resembles a Bengal gram (Kadalekalu, in local language) and hence the name.


Sasivekalu Ganesha

Thanks to the resemblance the giant monolithic Ganesha statue is locally called Sasivekalu(mustard seed)Ganesha.This is located on the southern foothill of the Hemakuta Hill.


Krishna Temple

This temple was built by the king (Krishnadevaraya) in 1513 AD to celebrate the conquest of the eastern kingdom of Udayagiri or Utkala (in the present day Orissa state).The main idol installed in the temple was the figure of Balakrishna (Lord Krishna as infant).


Moola Virupaksha Temple

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.


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.