Zanana Enclosure, Hampi

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Part of World Heritage-listed Hampi architecture, Zanana Enclosure served as a place of rest and leisure for the queen and her royal entourage. Designed in a distinctive Indo-Islamic style, this fortified area included sprawling grounds surrounded by tall walls and towers, guarded exclusively by eunuchs placed there to prevent males from entering. A highlight of this part of the complex, the two-story, lotus-shaped building resisted destruction by Mughal invaders and subsequent centuries of weather damage. Near this structure you can also see the remains of a royal palace, most likely one of the grandest buildings within the Hampi complex. By using our Hampi visit planner , you can arrange your visit to Zanana Enclosure and other attractions in Hampi.
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  • The structure as it is preserved today is the basement of the Queen's Palace. The word Zanana means women in Urdu. This was the residential quarters for the women of royalty. The entire structure is i...  more »
  • Of course it is ruins but quite splendid. They were bringing in more soil when we were there and obviously will re turf where the elephant stables are. But the whole area is quite amazing with the Lot...  more »
  • Elefantenhaus King. Perfectly preserved architecture. Very beautiful place, combined with the green grass, where you can lie down to rest
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  • Very nice place. Lot of beautiful monuments inside this compound like Lotus Mahal, elephants stable etc
  • Signature place at Hampi for photographers. Try to visit during Dec-Feb so that the weather is bearable and skies are clear (if you are looking for photography). I visited during early Nov and the weather was too hot and sky was almost cloudy all the time.
  • Very good museum but no sign boards guiding towards it.
  • This shows how the art of india evolved and became the ricchest in the world. This place consists of many other things as well along with a museum.
  • Zanana Enclosure has many historical places like Lotus Mahal, basement of queens palace, watch tower, elephant stable, guards house and Shiva temple. You need have entrance ticket for this place. This place is very well maintained. Worth spending time here.

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