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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 near the Royal Enclosure and the Mahanavami Tibba is a shining example of the evolved town planning done by the engineers of the Vijayanagara kingdom. The Stepped Tank was used to sto...  more »
  • Have visited several stepped tanks in India. The Hampi stepped tank is a little different, especially the way that water is brought form the lake.  more »
  • The stepped tank Construction speaks the technical and archiological technology and their knowledge and interest of our the ancient sculpture. It is so beautiful there are no words to express and simp...  more »

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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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