Anjaneya Hill in Anegundi, Hampi is considered to be the birth place of Lord Hanuman and houses a very beautiful Hanuman Temple on top of the hill, also known as Monkey Temple, Anjana Matha Temple and Anjaneya Temple. This temple holds a high importance for worshippers of Hanuman.
To reach to the top, one has to climb 570 steps uphill. This is a steep climb but pleasant air and beautiful views make it an enjoyable climb up to the temple. You will find even aged and old people climbing up with full devotion and energy.
Stairs go up spiralling along the edge of the hill at times getting narrow and at points, providing little space to move under big boulders. On your way up, you will find many spots where you can stop, catch a breath, take rest and also pose for photographs.
It took us good 45 minutes to reach to the hill top where Anjaneya Temple is situated. You can go inside the temple and worship Hanuman ji. There is a big Hanuman statue carved out inside the temple and also the floating rocks inside a glass water vessel to symbolize floating Rama Setu.
You will get an added advantage for your efforts to reach to the top as you can enjoy panoramic beautiful views of Hampi from the top, Tungabhadara river flowing through the hills, long spread paddy fields, banana plantation, green forest and boulders spread out till horizon.
In case you happen to be at the temple in the evening, do not miss the sunset. Actually people plan to visit temple in evening only as it is easy to climb with cool breeze and then you can sit at top and enjoy beautiful sunset with a watermark of panoramic view of Hampi at background.
If you are in Hampi, do dedicate an evening for Anjaneya Temple (Hanuman Temple). You will thoroughly enjoy your climb uphill, temple and beautiful views from the top.
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