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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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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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  • Wonderful technical design . If you watch carefully there is rock channel made across the stepped tank to get the rain water stored in tank. Really amazing work  more »
  • It is a nice view. The stepped tank looks good and it's a different place to visit in hampi. Must go.  more »
  • Amazingly restored this huge step well, entire surrounding is so large, you really should have good stamina to walk & explore. One of the photographer's paradise too...  more »