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 projecting over the pool.
There is no water now and we walked down to the button of the pool. Though we saw an aqueduct which used to transport water to the pool from river Tungabhadra during the Vijaynagar empire. The roof of the building is beautifully crafted with various designs at different sections. There is a small garden in between the main entrance and Queen’s Bath building which are sometimes used by people for picnic.
The Queen’s bath may have been more than just a bathing place. Entrance is free and photography is allowed.
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View a 3D simulation of Queens bath:
- Stepped Tank and Public Bath, Hampi
- Queen’s Palace, Elephant Stable and Lotus Mahal, Hampi
- Royal Enclosure, Hampi
- Monolithic Bull or Nandi, Hampi
- Achutaraya Temple, Hampi