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Stepped Tank, Hampi
(4.3/5 based on 130 reviews on the web)
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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  • I saw a picture of the stepped tank when I was at the museum, and instantly knew I had to go see it myself. No one else was around when I went on a Saturday mid afternoon. The steps are still well pre...  more »
  • We loved the Stepped Tank. Its nearby the other monuments like underground siva temple, great platform, elephant stables, Queens bath and others. 
  • This is an old Tank built say about 450 years back. Marvelous structure built with special stones holds water resource for the day to day use of the Royal Family. Well maintained nice to see the stepp...  more »