Matanga is a popular tourist destination towards the eastern end of Hampi and is associated with an interesting story of monkeys. Being the highest peak in Hampi, the hill is a trekker’s delight and offers pleasing views of the entire town below. Trekking adventures to Matanga hill originate from Hampi Bazaar at the foothills, to Veerabhadra’s Temple at the hill top. Achyuta Raya’s temple is located in Hampi Bazaar, where tourists begin heir trek up the hill. Kodanda Rama temple is located on the banks of Tungabhadra River, which flows across Matanga Hills. Turthu Canal, located n the southern face of Matanga Hill is a zig-zag canal used for irrigation in a valley. The summit of this hill falls in southern end, where Veerabhadra Temple is located. This is a popular destination to witness the best sunrise and sunset at Hampi. Tourists engage in photography and recreation at this spot. Favorably, entry and photography are free at Matanga Hills.