Anegundi

Anegundi Overview

Weather: 29 °C, Wind W at 16 km/h, 72% Humidity

Ideal Duration: 1-2 Days

Nearest Airport: Bellary

Nearest Railway: Hampi

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

Quick Facts

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Anegundi, which is previously referred to as Kishkindha is a village within the Gangavathi taluk, Koppal district. It’s older than Hampi which lies on the banks of River Tungabhadra. Showcases major attractions like Huchappayana matha temple – Temple with black-stone pillars and dance sculptures, Pampa Sarovar, Aramane (a ruined palace), Ranganatha temple, Kamal Mahal, and Nava Brindavana. Nimvapuram, a closeby village, which features the amount of ash believed to be the cremated remains of monkey king Vaali. It is a must-visit place if you are planning to travel Hampi, which is also a part of the world Heritage Site. It is being developed into a top-class tourism spot by engaging the locals to sensitize them to their cultural wealth and supply them a way of livelihood. The Kishkinda Trust is functioning on tourism development in Anegundi.

Anegundi, As stated within the epic of Ramayana, it is the monkey kingdom of Kishkindha, meaning a forest where the monkeys lived. It’s located at a distance of 5 km from the world heritage site of Hampi. Anjanadri hill, the birthplace of monkey-god Hanuman, & the mountain Rishimuka is another place which is near Anegundi related to Ramayana. it's said that it's the oldest plateaus on the earth, estimated to be 3,000 million years old. The local story-tellers refer to Anegundi as the maternal home of Bhoodevi (Mother Earth).

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