Anegondi, Hampi

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Anegundi Village is located at a distance of around 10 km from Hampi on the northern banks of the Tungabhadra River. It used to be the regional capital of Vijayanagara Empire; its name means elephant pit in Kannada. This region is even older than Hampi, which according to the Ramayana is believed to be the Kishkinda kingdom ruled by Sugriva (the monkey king). Tourists should plan a trip to Anegundi if time permits in order to explore Anjanadri Hill, which is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman.

Unlike Hampi Bazaar, the Anegundi village has a tranquil environment. A heritage-conservation project, the Kishkinda Trust, has arranged impressive hospitality facilities for tourists. A new bridge is under construction across the Tungabhadra River, which will enable visitors to reach Anegundi in near future. Till then, the interested people can take coracle ride to reach this region.

Gagan Palace, Pampa Sarovara Laxmi Temple (Lake), Srikrishnadevaraya Samadhi, Anegundi Fort Entrance Gate and Seven Headed Snake are some of the prominent attractions of Anegundi. Travellers can also visit Shri Lord Gavi Ranganath's Temple, Ganesh Temple, Chintamani Lord Shiva Temple, Huchchaiappana Mutt and Jain's Temple while visiting this village.

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