March 28th, 2012 by admin

Stepped tank built in the 15th century is a beautiful ornate tank in the royal enclosure, Hampi. The tank is around 22 square meter in area and 7 meters in depth. There are 5 tiers, each comprising few steps which are symmetrically laid. The area is smaller at the bottom of the tank. The water […]

March 25th, 2012 by admin

Mahanavami Dibba in Hampi is a royal stage used for special functions and announcements. It is located in the royal enclosure. The 22 feet tall stage is completely made of stone and has 3 layers. At the top it has an area of 80 square feet. After climbing the Mahanavami Dibba you can see the […]

March 19th, 2012 by admin

Queen’s Bath as we can understand was the bathing placing of the women of the Vijaynagar royal family. This was first key visiting spot we saw as we entered Hampi from Kamalapur. From the outside this walled building likes an Iranian architecture. As we entered inside, we saw an elaborate design with Indian style windows […]

March 12th, 2012 by admin

Watching sunset at Hampi, a UNESCO world heritage site in the state of Karnataka, India could be amazing. Set among the ruins of erstwhile Vijaynagar empire, there are some specific locations from where sunset watching could be enchanting. One can either head to Hemkuta hill which is besides Virupaksha temple. The other one is Matunga […]

March 8th, 2012 by admin

The Hazararama temple is the only temple located in the core of the royal zone between the residential and ceremonial enclosures. It is dedicated to lord Vishnu in Rama Avatar. Built in the 15th century, it is the finest example of a compact Dravida Vimana type of temple. It has a sanctum, vestibule, pillared dance […]

March 5th, 2012 by admin

Basement of Queen’s palace The Queen’s Palace, Elephant stable and Lotus Mahal is located in the Zanana enclosure or royal center. This is a complex of buildings which also include Jal Mahal, few watch towers and some temples. As we walk through the entrance, we could see only the basement of the queen’s place on […]