Have a cuppa with a beautiful sunset!
the ruins near the Virupaksha temple has a sunset point. This is set on a rocky hillock which is quite climbable with a few steps, there was a lil' boy selling tea at the sunset point when I visited. A lot of people hangout there, though still its a peaceful and serene spot and you get a 360 deg view of the rocky monochromatic landscape of Hampi.
Carry a book along look out for the lil' boy for Tea (Indian style of Tea) and enjoy the sunset, and ofcourse the spot is photogenic so do not forget your camera!
This enormous and impressive stone aqueduct is located a little bit out of the way on the other side of the river in an area known as Virupapur Gadde. 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 and it shear height suggests an ambitious plan to lift huge quantities of water to an elevated plane.
To get here, take the ferry boat from the bathing steps in Hampi to the other side and then take the road up the slight hill from the river. Then turn left and carry on past all the guesthouses and restaurants and through a small village. The road will then go downhill and the aqueduct is on the right.
- Historical Travel
As the sun sets beyond the Western Ghats, the sky becomes flame red in the dusty atmosphere, as seen here in the veiw from the Monkey Temple . Remember if you stay to watch the sun go down, the descent from the temple can be "tricky" in the dark.
- Budget Travel
I suppose, to be truthful, when you arrive in Hampi your'e already off the beaten track. From then on it's all about getting out and about and seeing the sights. Get yourself a good map of the area and a good guide or you could find yourself going round in circles due to the expanse of the empire ruins. This picture shows the shaded location of the Bdavi Linga Stone and the Ugra Narasimha monolith.
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