Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal

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See one of the best examples of the country’s ancient religious architecture at Virupaksha Temple, taking a walk and enjoying the breeze from the river on whose bank the site stands. A memorable place, because of its interesting history and the cultural significance, it attracts innumerable visitors who come to pray or enjoy the art and design. Reflect on the stucco masterpieces outside, depicting the deities to whom the temple is dedicated, and if you’re lucky enough, you might be there for one of the annual festivals that always offer a good time. Plan to see Virupaksha Temple and other attractions that appeal to you using our Pattadakal day trip planning tool .
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  • If you are visiting Pattadakal, I would strongly recommend that you save this temple for last. It is clearly the apogee of Chalukyan temple art and it will impress even the most jaded of temple-goers....  more »
  • The pillars inside are very ornate and each one tells a story. The scultures on the side walls are magnificient. This is the most interesting of the temples in Pattadakkal  more »
  • The only temple in Hampi which is still working/ worshipped. With the idol in Temple.
  • Must visit temple in Hampi. To know more about the temple accompanying guide is essential!
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