Chakra Tirtha, Hampi is located on the south bank of the River Tungabhadra, close to Sri Kodanda Rama Temple, 400 meters from the East-end of Hampi Bazar.
Chakra Tirtha is situated in between two hills – Rishyamukha Hill on the north and Matanga Hill on the south. Long ancient stone pavilions built next to Chakra Tirtha have been used by pilgrims as a place to rest for centuries.
Chakra Tirtha is not safe for swimming due to strong river currents and swirls. During peak monsoon months, the water level in Tungabhadra rises drastically, at times even reaching up to Sri Kodanda Rama temple.
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Hampi (Kishkinda), Karnataka is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra 340 km north of Bengaluru.
With more than 1,600 monuments covering ~40 sq kms, Hampi is a World Heritage Site and World’s Largest Open-air Museum.
Hampi, referred to as Kishkinda in Ramayana, has ancient history traceable to thousands of years.
Most of the current day ruins were built by Vijayanagara kings during 1336 – 1565 CE.
Hampi at one time was most prosperous and considered to be the largest city in the World. As per the chronicles of European and Persian travellers, Hampi had dedicated trading markets for diamonds, pearls, silks, brocades, and had opulent palaces, marvelous temples, royal quarters, embassies for foreign emissaries, massive fortifications, large pools, baths, water management systems, aquaducts, pavilions, stables, riverside features, pillared halls, Mandapas, memorial structures, gateways and defence check posts.
Hampi – it’s a living museum!