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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  • August 31, 2017
    this is ha huge complex surrounded by stone walls on all sides. the elephant stable is great feat of architecture. the watchtowers were great too...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Spread over a huge open land this place was just mesmerizing in itself. I walked through it around it and went far far and way up to a get a good glimpse of the entire area.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    This is yet another monument in the elephants stable complex. There is nothing much to see or appreciate but it is a huge complex with many monuments and if you are visiting one you can visit all. My ...  more »
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  • May 27, 2017
    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.
  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    Summer palace (kamal mahal ) 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 a 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
  • February 27, 2017
    Good place in Hampi, you need to pay entrance ticket which can also be used at Vittala Temple
  • February 19, 2017
    You can try yourself for a great piece of photography

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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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