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Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesCouples, Friends, Solo
Rank29 out of 54 attractions in Hampi
It was an area for royal women it also has the Kamal Mahal and elephant, horses & camel stables in it.
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Zenana enclosure was a secluded area reserved for the royal women. The enclosure had been strategically designed for the women folks to watch the royal ceremonial functions or the march past in privacy. Three watchtowers can be seen at the corners of the enclosed area.
The Lotus Mahal or the Zenana Enclosure is still in tact. The dome is in the shape of the lotus bud and the towers are pyramidal in shape; this way the entire building looks like a lotus by itself. The structure was initially protected by four watch towers, but you can see only three of them today.
A short distance away from the Royal Enclosure is a large veranda with protruding balconies all around faces the central pool. It contains the remains of the palace of the Queens, the Lotus Mahal, 3 watchtowers, and the Royal Treasury.This is one of the typical example of the Indo-Islamic hybrid architecture.
Zenana enclosure was a secluded area reserved for the royal women. The major attraction is the Lotus Mahal located at the southeast corner. The path to the other locations like the Elephant Stable, Guard’s Quarters and a few other temples’ runs through the center of this area. The whole area is now made into a sort of open garden with sprawling lawns. You can see people take nap under the trees in the noontime. A good site map too is located in this area, if you need to (you will need to!) reassure your location and the next direction. Reserve about 1 hour plus to roam and explore this area.