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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. To visit Zanana Enclosure on your trip to Hampi, use our Hampi vacation route planner.
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  • This enclosure is located to the north east of Hazara Ramchandra temple. A few secular structures are found within the high raised wall. Zanana means women in Urdu. The residential quarters for the wo...  more »
  • This is a one time visit place with royal elephants in the entrance.. good time to spend your evening ..  more »
  • This attraction consists Elephant Stables, Queen's Palace Basement, Watch Tower , Lotus temple , A Museum and all of these have a common entrance with an entry fees , The entrance fee for Indians is 3...  more »
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  • The Zenana Enclosure is Situated in Hampi. It was a fortified and secluded area reserved for the royal ladies of the Vijayanagara Empire. The Zenana Enclosure is located in the area approaching the Royal Enclosure and near the Ranga Temple.The enclosure is a sprawling compound that had tall walls surrounding it on all sides and watch towers to keep guard against any trespassers. It was constructed during the days of the Vijayanagara Empire. The highlight of the Zenana Enclosure is the Lotus Mahal or Kamal Mahal, one of the most remarkable structures in Hampi.
  • Queens bath ,Architectural brilliance of those days
  • Zenana Enclosure or the Ladies Enclosure was the enclosed palace for the Royal Ladies, The area has 3 watch tower guarded,
  • beautiful place
  • Nothing to do...