2) Lotus Mahal and Elephant stables:
A tour to Hampi is incomplete without visiting Lotus Mahal. It is one of the fine architectural designed palaces that are uniquely identified by its lotus look like structure
The Lotus Mahal was a part of Zenana enclosure, a place where royal families of Vijayanagara Empire resided. Lotus Mahal was designed as a palace for royal ladies of those times to mingle around and enjoy recreational activities. The Mahal also served as a meeting point for the king and his ministers
t is said that the Queen of Krishna Deva Raya used to spend most of the time seeking pleasure and peace in the palace.The Lotus Mahal is otherwise called the Kamal Mahal or Chitragani Mahal.
It is one of handful few astonishing buildings in Hampi that had not been damaged or destroyed amid the attack on the city.
3) Vitthala Temple:
Vittala Temple is the most extravagant architectural showpiece of Hampi. No amount of words can explain this spectacle. The temple is built in the form of a sprawling campus with compound wall and gateway towers. There are many halls, pavilions and temples located inside this campus.
Vittala, after whom the temple is known, is a form of lord Vishnu. This aspect of Vishnu was worshiped in this part of the country as their cult deity by the cattle herds (see Gods of Hampi).