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Kadalekalu Ganesh statue in Hampi!

This religious attraction is a must-visit when you’re exploring the Hemakuta Hill area.

The statue is not just any Ganesha, it stands tall at a massive 15 feet, making it one of the largest sculptures in Hampi. And if that doesn’t impress you, wait till you see the belly of the deity that’s chiseled to look like a Kadalekalu (Bengal gram).

Not only is the statue itself impressive, but the pillared hall in front of the sanctum is a sight to cheer. These slender and tall pillars are adorned with mythical themes that transport you back in time.

Once you’re done marveling at the statue and the hall, take a moment to survey the surrounding area from this vantage point. You’ll be able to see the Hampi Bazaar and the foothills of Matanga Hill, giving you a sense of the beauty that Hampi has to offer.

And the best part? There’s no admission fee and photography is permitted for free. So, don’t forget to take your cameras and capture this amazing experience!

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