March 28th, 2012 by admin

stepped tank, hampi

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 for the tank is sourced from river Tungabhadra through stone ducts engineered those days. The stepped tank looks like an early work prefabrication at one place and then assembled at the destination. We could see aqueducts around the tank. Stepping in to the tank is prohibited.

stepped tank, hampi

This tank was also used for public bath. There are lawn gardens besides the tank. The stepped tank was excavated recently. Which means a lot of Hampi may be still waiting to be unearthed.

stepped tank, hampi

Related posts:

  1. Queen’s Bath, Hampi
  2. Royal Enclosure, Hampi
  3. King’s Balance, Hampi
  4. Achutaraya Temple, Hampi
  5. Archeological Museum, kamalapur – Near Hampi


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