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Stepped Tank, Hampi
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Appreciate the geometric perfection of Stepped Tank--a part of the Hampi World Heritage Site that has never required even the slightest restoration. This giant, drain-free tank fed by an aqueduct boasts elaborate decorations across five tiers, the lowest of which is 7 m (23 ft) deep. Historians believe skilled carvers cut each block of green diorite at another site, before moving and assembling them within the fortified section of the Hampi complex. Adjacent to this unique water structure you can see another tank, which served as a bathing area for the queen and her royal attendants. Arrange your visit to Stepped Tank and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hampi using our Hampi travel itinerary maker.
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  • Its spectacular and hatsoff to the way the ancient people planned there water outlet & inlet which itself is a design. Excellent for photography and sketching!! 
  • This specially carved water pool was discovered not more than 10 years ago and that gives an indication to all the archeologists that Hampi has still lot many things to be unearthed. This pool is in a...  more »
  • This is a stepped tank built for the royal family for religious purpose. The tank is built of stone and is placed in a specific order as marked by the mason of the time. There are carvings on the ston...  more »