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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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  • August 18, 2017
    I got the building somehow greater than vorgestelt, but what doesn't change the fact that it's nice anyway. Only the water is not so nice: D.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Awesome location and very nice for photo lovers !! This is actually black in color, try sitting in one corner and take the snap :)  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    As a part of preserving the monument and for the safety of the public (steps are really small and not that wide enough ) you are not supposed to step on to this and climb down. A security will be alwa...  more »

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