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Witness the charming, World Heritage-listed architecture of the only building to remain untouched during the siege of Hampi, Lotus Mahal. The structure represents a mix of Hindu and Islamic architecture, designed in the shape of a half-open lotus bud. Pyramidal towers give the building a lotus-like shape, while arches that hold up the structure represent the flower's petals. A close look at the pillars reveals exquisite carvings of birds and other artworks. During ancient times, the palace probably served as a place of relaxation for women. Use our Hampi tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Lotus Mahal and other attractions in Hampi.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The place is not maintained properly. people do not understand or respect the architecture. They have written their names on the walls with stupid hearts and ruined it.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This mahal is located in the main palace complex of Hampi. The typical feminine architecture of the mahal depicts that this mahal must have been constructed for the use of the royal ladies. You can ob...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This is a part of full day tour of Hampi, closed to Hazara Rama temple. Beautiful carves & still restored. Guides will explain the history...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    If you are interested in history, then no doubt this place will be a heaven for you. All you need to do is try to know some facts about this place before you go there, which would help you to see heaven at its best.😊
  • June 25, 2017
    This is one of the monuments inside a large enclosure for which you need yo get entry tickets at Rs 30. You would take half an hour at least to cover them completely.
  • July 16, 2017
    Part of Zenana enclosure segregated area for the royal women of Vijayanagara Dynasty, Lotus Mahal or Kamal Mahal or Chitragani Mahal is a two-storied symmetrically structured building 24 pillars are carved with sea creatures, birds etc.
  • May 10, 2017
    Supposedly one of the Hampi attractions. Very much underwhelming for me. I didn't see anything attractive/historic/unique/great about this place. One can avoid going to this tourist spot, and one won't miss anything.
  • July 1, 2017
    Amazing architecture of 15th century. Vijayanagar Kingdom !!

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You'll find a number of simple guesthouses and homestays located in Hampi itself, primarily in the Hampi Bazaar district. North and south of the river, they offer comfortable rooms in modest former residential buildings. Further afield, a selection of more upmarket resorts and hotels sit on the banks of the river and the nearby lake to the northwest. Many visitors choose to stay in Hosapete, to the southwest, or the small town of Kamalapur, located just south of Hampi. Both offer a greater range of accommodations than Hampi, including hotels, resorts, and hostels.
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