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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  • This place is located near Queen's bath and not to be missed. One has to walk a lot to visit this place. Ticket is required to see this place  more »
  • The place has 11 doom which was constructed for elephants which is already known to everyone, what I have understood from the structure is the people have shown respect to animals and constructed the ...  more »
  • We had been to this place last week with family. We booked KSTDC sightseeing bus with guide to visit this place. Elephant stable buildings Construction is unique and certainly good place to visit.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Summer palace is an engineering marvel, With some kind of tubing,water flows through and keep interiors cool.Im told by my guide that even the King himself need to get prior permission from Royal women to enter the enclosure. The one structure with only foundation was Wooden Palace similar to Kamal Mahal burnt by Badamis.The carvings on it includes mythology birds animals, Zodiac etc. Dont miss a close look, Also be aware of the temperature
  • The zanana enclosure was for the royal ladies. The enclosures used to be protected by enuchs. It is believed that even the king had to take special permission to enter the place.

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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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