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Queen's Bath, Hampi

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Over five centuries old, Queen's Bath remains one of the best-preserved sections of the World Heritage-listed Hampi monuments. Designed as a private bathing area for the king and his royal consorts, this structure probably formed part of a larger leisure complex, where the imperial family rested surrounded by dozens of attendants. A fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture, the rectangular structure features a relatively plain exterior and ornately decorated interior. At the center sits a pool nearly 2 m (6.5 ft) deep, surrounded by elaborate balconies and small windows. Fed by a vast network of canals and aqueducts, this bath once contained fresh water perfumed by thousands of aromatic flowers. To visit Queen's Bath on your trip to Hampi, use our Hampi trip itinerary builder .
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  • You might would expect more from a bath of the Queen. The rectangular building is still quite beautiful and you can imagine the good old days. Each dome is different.
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  • One of the many excavations, which you have to see to all cases. Tip: use one of the many BTS to commute between the various excavations.
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  • A big place for the queen and other royal woman to take bath. Great architecture and the structure remains intact even after so many years.  more »
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  • What a luxurious lives the queens must have had! This is a beautiful building comprising a mixture of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. The queens used to have their royal spa here with sandalwood and turmeric paste. The centre was once used as a swimming pool. There is still a canal along the building for water to flow in and keep the place cool.
  • The whole building is made with a veranda around facing a big open pond at the middle. Projecting into the pond are many balconies. An aqueduct terminates in the pond. The balconies are decorated with tiny windows and supported by lotus bud tipped brackets. The whole pool is open to the sky. This brick lined pool is now empty. But it’s believed once fragrant flowers and perfumed water filled this bathing pool.
  • One can only imagine the granduer of past times when one sees this. It is an extremely beautiful monument which I loved seeing. Though it is in ruins, if you can manage to get there at a time when it is not very crowded you can spend hours being lost in dreams imagining what those days must have been like.
  • One of the must see place in hampi.. attractive place. maintained very well. There is parking is free. May be have some rush .There is no special parking slots.outside of the attraction is used for parking. Better pick an auto instead of guide. it is the economical and useful method. Place is surrounded by grass garden.so good photos can take.
  • Entering a place where men were not allowed some 500 years ago, sounds exciting ! Jokes apart, this is a beautiful place with smart engineering to keep the water flowing then and the temperature very much controlled without any electric pumps or air-condition. The structure still holds the remnants of where the Queens would have taken massages, spas and other beauty therapies to keep themselves looking gorgeous. This was just so that the King doesn't lose interest in his Queen. An amazing historical monument and great piece of excavation!

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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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