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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. Plan to visit Stepped Tank and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hampi attractions using our Hampi trip builder site .
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  • The stepped tank is very beautiful and no one is allowed to enter and step down on the tank. The constructions are simply awesome and a nice place to visit.  more »
  • The photos here don't do justice to this place. It looks breathtaking. There was no water when I visited but it I think it is refurbished to look amazing. Must visit. It is near a network of bath plac...  more »
  • Its a place where I could see the canal which brought water from Tungabhadra river. The river is not very close but I could see elevated pipelines for the water to reach stepped tank and a big water d...  more »
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  • Its one of the attractions among royal enclosure.The black granite steps are fascinating.It will be good idea to visit it during evening or, morning . Good architechture & engineering skills which is also pleasing to the eye... was amazed by the skills enabling conservation of rain water 5 decades before our time.
  • really a architectural marvel... the reason for building this kind of structure is still unknown... but just see the precision it is built with...
  • This Stepped Tank (or Pushkarini) is an Architectural marvel of the Vijayanagara Empire. It is a tiered tank going down five levels to store massive amounts of water, to last even during the most dry season.
  • Must visit in Hampi
  • Beautifully laid black stones with a small water pond in between. The place was ruined and covered when the Muslim invaders occupied and demolished the city. And as per locals knowledge, it was discovered again, when an archaeologist excavated the site to check where the water from a nearby aqueduct was leading to.

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