Stone Chariot – Pride of Hampi

Hampi, recognized as the world UNESCO HERITAGE and #2 in the top 50 places to visit in 2019 stands for its beauty. And the Stone chariot just adds to the pride of Hampi. Hampi tour is incomplete without the a visit to the historic stone chariot.

Important Information

It is located in the vijaya vittala temple of Hampi. It is located at 11kms from the Virupaksha temple located in Hampi by road. One can also chose to walk . The distance would be 2.5kms

Timings : 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM

Entry fee : Free .

Auto charges : 20rs . One can choose to walk as well.

Photography and videography : Allowed with no charges

Architecture

The beauty of the chariot is so fascinating that it would be injustice if the details of the architecture is not mentioned. The stone chariot is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. The chariot looks like a single structure but it is in fact it is built by slabs of granite. The base in which the chariot is rested depicts the epic battles in great detail.

History of Stone chariot

The chariot was built by King Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara empire. It was built in 16th century. When king Krishnadevaraya was fighting a battle in oddhisa, he was fascinates by the stone chariot at the sun temple . He then decided to construct a stone chariot in Hampi.