Anegundi (Anegondi), a part of the Hampi World Heritage Site, is a village in Gangavathi taluk, Koppal district, Karnataka, at a distance of 5 km from the historical site of Hampi. Here, the river Aghanashini, one of the main rivers of North Kanara district joins other two small rivers.
Anegundi is situated on the northern bank of Tungabhadra River. Huchappayana matha temple (with black-stone pillars and dance sculptures), Pampa Sarovara, Aramane (a ruined palace), Ranganatha temple,Kamal Mahal, and Navabrindavan are the major attractions. Nimvapuram, a nearby village, has a mount of ash believed to be the cremated remains of monkey king Bali.
|Anegondi / Anegundi|
|Location||Koppal district, Karnataka|
|Places to visit||Aanjaneya Temple, Pampa Sarovar, Pre-historic Anegundi ruins are the popular places to visit. Anegundi Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge constructed in 1997 and located in Hampi, Karnataka. Gagan Mahal is a palace that belonged to the rulers of the Vijayanagara Empire. The palace is located in the small village of Anegundi near Hampi. Gagan Mahal is also known as the Old Palace. The palace is believed to have been constructed in the 16th century by the rulers of the Vijayanagara Empire. It was once a gorgeous palace that served as the dwelling place for the members of the Vijayanagara royal family.|
|Best time to visit||October to March|
Anegundi, believed to be the monkey kingdom of Kishkindha in the epic of Ramayana. Anjanadri hill, the birth place of monkey-god Hanuman, and the mountain Rishimuka are the other places near Anegundi associated with Ramayana.
Anegundi is best visited along with Hampi.
Anegundi Fort (Anegondi Fort)
Anegundi Fort (Anegondi Fort) is across the river Tungabhadra, in Anegondi. Anegondi Fort had formed the northern outpost of Vijayanagara Empire. It is now represented by a broken fort wall and its ruins scattered about the present village of Anegondi. There are lot of temples and civil buildings. Apart from Pampa sarovara and Navarundavana.
Distance from Anegundi to Bengaluru is 356.8 km and takes around 6 h 14 min via NH13 and NH4.
Navabrindavanam has the Samadhis (tombs) of nine saints, followers of Madhvacharya, and predecessors of Sri Raghavendra. Madhvacharya himself merged with the divine at Badrinath, and thus does not have a tomb, while Sri Raghavendra's Samadhi at Mantralyam is a famous pilgrim place in Andhra Pradesh.
Anegundi on the opposite bank of the Tungabhadra has seen not just the rise and fall of dynasties, but even the evolution of mankind! In scientifically documented terms, Anegundi is said to have the oldest plateaus on the planet, estimated to be about 3000 million years old.