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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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  • This marvel was discovered only recently when someone noticed an aqueduct that ended abruptly in the middle of nowhere. They say that there are still many such amazing places waiting to be discovered ...  more »
  • Lovely water tank much similar to ones you see in rajasthan. It is part of the royal enclosure. You can see the elaborate water line that leads the water to this tank looks like a good rain water harv...  more »
  • This is the queens bath and the magnum opus of this extraordinary architecture never fails to astonish. Its sheer size and the draining and reservoir facilities available in 16th Century is breathtaki...  more »