We started our TVS Scooty from Virupapur Gaddi (other side of Hampi across Tungabhadra river) at 5 am to reach Anjana Hill. It was dark and cold as well. We were not sure about the exact location except the direction to follow: Turn right once on main road and follow the road to reach Anjana Hill – Birth place of Lord Hanuman.
Soon after riding for approx. 1 km we saw white lights going up towards a hill top. We were almost sure that must be Anjana Hill and yes, we were correct. Anjana Hill is on the left hand side of the road.
In short: Anjana Hill is situated between HanumanaHalli and Anegundi approx. 3-4 km from Virupapur Gaddi.
15 minutes approx. journey by scooter.
I was surprised to see more tourist already there sipping cup of tea at a makeshift shop. Very good. We too requested two cups of tea (Rs. 10/each) and parked our scooter. After tea we started climbing stairs. 600 approx. At 5:45 am we reached the top of Anjana Hill.
History is written on wall which says – Lord Hanuman was born 17,87,000 years ago.
Knowledge enhanced. Slowly slowly more tourist arrival and we all sat all around big rocks to watch Sun and its rise. Finally at 7:00 am the wish was fulfilled. We also saw few students with their teacher offering water to Sun. 8 am was temple aarti time. A student blew the conch to announce – its prayer time. Everybody assemble inside the temple.
Altogether it was a nice early morning tour to watch Sunrise and to be present during prayer hours.
Anjana Hill – One of the best Sunrise point nearby Hampi for sure.