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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 is an amazing photo stop...reflections of the tank from one end can be captured beautifully...you are not allowed to enter or sit on the steps though!  more »
  • Great to learn about the science our ancestors used to purify and conserve water. Hampi has many such places where you get to learn a lot!  more »
  • This stepwell is very different to the ones I've seen in Gujarat. This is huge and has mesmerizing architecture to it. Unfortunately one is not allowed to go down the steps to avoid spoiling the place...  more »