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Elephant Stables, Hampi

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Historic Site
Discover a piece of Indian history at Elephant Stables, part of the World Heritage-listed set of monuments at Hampi. The long, imposing structure dates from the 15th century, built to house the Vijayanagara Empire's royal elephants. Admire the Indo-Islamic architecture, its domed chambers where the elephants were held, and the elaborately detailed decorations that adorn the walls. Step into one of the arched doorways and imagine it in its past glory, when it used to contain the highly revered animals. Take a look at our Hampi family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Elephant Stables and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Get a view of the olden days Elephant stables...feels so realistic and you can really make out that was very much used  more »
  • It's not just a visual delight, but also an awesome learning experience. How huge structures were built to bath the elephants. Go during evening time, but don't be very late as there are timings.  more »
  • I recommend not to visit any places of hampi in summer unless you are ok with getting tanned by hot sun :D  more »
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  • The elephant stable is right next to the Zenana enclosure and had the capacity to inhabit 11 elephants. By seeing proximity of this stable to the royal enclosures, it is understood that the elephants in these stables were royal elephants and used for royal and spiritual duties alone. The stable structures are huge and are connected with each other through little doors not larger than 4 feet in height.
  • The Elephant Stable in Hampi is an impressive structure that was used to provide shelter for the royal elephants of the Vijayanagara Empire. The elephant stable is located in the area that lies just outside the Zenana Enclosure. It is one of the very few structures that have not suffered extensive damage during the Mughal attack on Hampi that led to the downfall of the Vijayanagara Empire in 1565 A.D. The ancient stable is a major attraction among the tourists even today.
  • Elephant Stable during Sri. Krishnadevarayalu vari times was also very grand. It reflects the importance and significance given out to the Royal elephants.
  • Amazing one piece of vijaynagara
  • Well maintained place...