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Elephant Stables, Hampi

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Historic Site Landmark
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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  • This place is not free and you must pay a small fee to enter and it is worth the money spent. They have constructed many stables for the elephants and it is believed that the army elephants were stati...  more »
  • Elephant stable were so nicely made that even after a long time it's looks so beautiful. It proves that animals were taken more care in ancient times.  more »
  • One can see the stables at anytime and you can visualize what elephants meant to the earlier kings. The stables are still well maintaned and huge in structure.  more »
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  • Elephant stable is one of the highlight of Hampi, the place is very well maintained. Elephant stable is house to the elephants n each house is big enough n contains a dome which has excellent architecture. There is a entrance fee for this but it's totally worth.
  • This is no ordinary stable. The architecture is really good. Each compartment has a dome with a different shape and design. That is quite remarkable considering it houses elephants and not people. The lawn adjacent is well maintained too.
  • "Elephant Stable has 11 chambers and was used during ceremonies. Very neatly maintained place."
  • The Vijayanagara empire's​ masterpiece stands tall till date. The lawn is beautifully maintained along with the monument.
  • So beautifully maintained, all through you have stunning structures.