The “Stone Chariot” is often referred to as the flagship tourist attraction of Hampi. This however is not a chariot but a shrine built like a chariot. This is located inside the Vitthala Temple campus.
This stone shrine was built with many giant granite blocks. Lord Vitthala is an aspect of Lord Vishnu whose vehicle was Garuda (Lord of eagles). The Stone Chariot once contained the icon on Garuda, though the shrine is empty now. This shrine is in the axis of the massive Vitthala Temple and faces the sanctum of the temple.