Zenana Enclosure


Northeast of the Royal Centre, within the walled ladies’ quarters, is the Zenana Enclosure. Its peaceful grounds and manicured lawns feel like an oasis in the arid surrounds. The Lotus Mahal and Elephant Stables are found here.

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1. Lotus Mahal

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Part of Hampi's Zenana Enclosure, this delicately designed pavilion was supposedly the queen’s recreational mansion.

2. Elephant Stables


This grand building with 11 domed chambers is where the state elephants once resided – each chamber has a small opening where mahouts (keepers) entered…

3. Hazarama Temple

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Features exquisite carvings that depict scenes from the Ramayana, and polished black-granite pillars.

4. Mahanavami-diiba

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The Mahanavami-diiba is a 12m-high, three-tiered platform with intricate carvings and panoramic vistas of the walled complex of ruined temples, stepped…

5. Queen’s Bath

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South of the Royal Centre you’ll find various temples and elaborate waterworks, including the Queen’s Bath, deceptively plain on the outside but amazing…

7. Achyutaraya Temple

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At the southern end of Sule Bazaar is the beautiful Achyutaraya Temple, dating from 1534, one of the last great monuments constructed before the fall of…

8. Sule Bazaar


Halfway along the path from Hampi Bazaar to Vittala Temple, a track to the right leads over the rocks to deserted Sule Bazaar, one of ancient Hampi’s…