Anjana Hill: One of The Best Place to Watch Sunrise near Hampi

Anjani Parvat (Birth Place of Lord Hanuman), Anegundi nearby Hampi, Karnataka, India

We started our TVS Scooty from Virupapur Gaddi (the other side of Hampi across the 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 for the direction to follow: Turn right once on the main road and follow the road to reach Anjana Hill – The Birthplace of Lord Hanuman.

Soon after riding for approx. 1 Km, we saw white lights going up towards a hilltop. 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 Hanumana Halli and Anegundi approx. 3-4 km from Virupapur Gaddi.

15 minutes approx. journey by scooter.

I was surprised to see more tourists already there sipping a cup of tea at a makeshift shop. Very good. We too requested two cups of tea (Rs. 10/each) and parked our scooters. After tea, we started climbing the stairs. 600 approx. At 5:45 am we reached the top of Anjana Hill.

History is written on the wall which says – Lord Hanuman was born 17,87,000 years ago.

Knowledge enhanced. Slowly-slowly more tourists arrived, and we all sat all-around big rocks to watch the Sun and its rise. Finally, at 7:00 am the wish was fulfilled. We also saw a few students with their teacher offering water to Sun. 8 am was temple aarti time. A student blew the conch to announce – it is prayer time. Everybody assembles inside the temple.

Altogether, it was a nice early morning tour to watch the Sunrise and to be present during prayer hours.

Anjana Hill – One of the best Sunrise points nearby Hampi for sure.