If you ever hop on to Hampi, one of the places for a morning jaunt should be Anjanadri Hill. It’s a 570 steps from the base to the top of the hill and was about 3.5 kilometres from Anegundi. I had a local who gave me a lift at about 5:15 in the morning. The weather was good, with Cyclone Neelam just having visited earlier in the week, so it was largely overcast even an hour after sunrise.

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Here’s a little photo blog on my experience climbing the hill, that overlooks plantain and paddy fields, with a top view of the boulders and the river that cuts across all of these fields. There is also the view of the Vithala and Virupaksha temple if you strain your eye or your zoom lens.

This place is best visited during the golden hours. I visited it for Sunrise. Since Hampi has a lot of hills, each of these places are great to travel and see them from the top during the golden hour.

The base of Anjanadri hill. A small shop display their 'Kolam' to start the day

The base of Anjanadri hill. A small shop display their ‘Kolam’ to start the day

View of Hampi from the crevices of Anjanadri Hill (Karnataka-India)

View of Hampi from the crevices of Anjanadri Hill (Karnataka-India)

The long winding 570 step stairway to Anjanadri Hill

The long winding 570 step stairway to Anjanadri Hill

Monkeys guarding Hanuman's hometown-Anjanadri Hill (Hampi-Karnataka-India)

Monkeys guarding Hanuman’s hometown-Anjanadri Hill (Hampi-Karnataka-India)

Beautiful view of the hill against the backdrop of dawn at Anjanadri Hill (Karnataka-India)

Beautiful view of the hill against the backdrop of dawn at Anjanadri Hill (Karnataka-India)

Beautiful Views of Hampi from Anjanadri Hill

Beautiful Views of Hampi from Anjanadri Hill

View of the Bhadravati River from the top of Anjanadri Hill (Karnataka-India)

View of the Bhadravati River from the top of Anjanadri Hill (Karnataka-India)

Other Blogs Talking about Anjanadri Hill

Sagar Sakre talks about how the Bhadravati river  cuts across 2 districts- Koppal and Bellary, and also about some attractions at the top of the hill like a floating rock.

Vasant.P talks about how Anjanadri Hill is one of the seven hillocks in this area and the significance of each of the hillocks.The seven hillocks are Kishkinda, Anjanadri, Matanga, Malyavanta, Rushyamukha, Hemakuta, Rathnakuta. He also mentions that Hanuman is revered by Barack Obama and Prime Minister Modi’s wife had come here in 2014.

If you have written about the place, please do mention your link in the comments. I will be happy to feature it.

Getting Here

It’s a straight road from Anegundi. If you are coming from Bangalore, you need to drive towards the Chitradurga-Hospete direction and come to Anegundi.

 

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