The Vithala Temple dates back to the 16th century. The main gate has an impressive arch with carvings, and opens in a large courtyard which has the famous stone chariot in the center. The famous stone chariot, which has become an iconic symbol of the architecture of Hampi, is located inside the premises of this temple. The main temple is located just behind the chariot and has beautiful carvings. There are also several other smaller temples inside the courtyard, all of which are definitely worth a visit. The carvings on the walls/pillars of these structures depict various gods in different forms.