Located in font of the Virupaksha temple, Hampi Bazaar is a unique attraction of Hampi. About a kilometer long, the east end of the temple ends at the foothill of the Matanga Hill . Both sides of the street have a series of old pavilions. These structures were once part of a thriving market and residence of the nobles.
A two-storied pavilion near the bull acts as a photo gallery. It contains various unique photos of the Hampi site that date back to 1856 and were taken by the famous international photographer Alexander Greenlaw.
Today Hampi Bazaar is an area that sells a variety of local items like embroidered shawls and textiles, traditional costumes, antique coins, jewellery, colourful bags, stone figurines, carved artefacts, handicraft items, clay dolls, etc. One of the interesting things found in the Hampi Bazaar is the replica of Hampi ruins.
Hampi Bazaar Street Bellary Karnataka India 583239
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