Pattabhirama Temple is located at Kamalapur 6 km away from the main heritage site of Hampi. It is around 1 km on the same road from Archeological museum, Kamalapur. It is one of the most beautiful temple on the Hampi trail. The temple is completely walled and has 4 towers indicating four doors namely the east gate, west gate, north gate and south gate. As we entered through the small gate, it led us through a lawn garden to a door on the compound wall, giving us first sight to the vast amazing temple. The main temple structure is located at the center of the walled compound. The hall has ornate pillars outside depicting art of those times.
One round of the temple we could clearly understood that the ground was completely plated with stone slabs but some of them are missing now. To see Pattabhirama temple completely without hurrying, it would take at least half an hour. I went outside the compound wall using the south tower gate. The large wooden gate still hold good. I am sure it might had some pointed nobs which has been plucked away. Outside I mainly saw coconut plantation. There are no idols in these temple.
The temple is little secluded. It is open from dawn to dusk. There is no entrance fees and camera fees. Nearby is Daroji Bear Sanctuary. This sanctuary area is rugged terrain. One can enjoy safari and photography. I suggest you stay at Jungle Lodges’ Sloth Bear Resort. An alternative stay at Kamalapur would be KSTDC Mayura Bhuvaneshwari.
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