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Address: Near Lotus Palace, Hampi, India

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Zanana Enclosure at Hampi

The Zanana Enclosure at Hampi was a secluded area reserved for the royal ladies of the Vijayanagara Empire.The enclosure is a huge compound with tall walls surrounding it on all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Zanana Enclosure is an area that covers monuments such as the Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stable etc. When we had visited just before the Hampi Festival, there was a lot of activity going on in this area for the upcoming festival. Interesting and well maintained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Zanana Enclosure at Hampi was a secluded area reserved for the royal ladies of the Vijayanagara Empire.The enclosure is a huge compound with tall walls surrounding it on all sides and watch towers to keep guard against any trespassers.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of a group of monuments, near lotus temple, Underground Siva temple, Queens bath, Stepped tank and others!

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Delhi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Zanana enclosure has the following monuments inside its limits: - Lotus Mahal -> where king & queens of Vijaynagara empire used to relax from hot weather. - Elephant stable -> where royal elephants were kept. - Museum -> a small museum next to elephant stable - Guard towers The place is very well kept by the ASI.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The stables look really huge and more than just a stable for Elephants; total of 11 number one for the King and the other 10 elephants were used during the Dusshera festival

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Near to the elephant stables and an easy walk or better still cycle ride from the village. Entrance fee allows you into other sites on the same day. Shady areas to escape from the midday sun

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very well maintained and really clean. Equally beautiful.The structure stands strong and gives out a good feel. I did spend quality time here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This area (if I understand correctly what is meant with this subject here) is quite nice. The picture you see is from the elephant stables (which are great), but also just walking around inthe general area is quite nice. Take it as a package that it is (queens palace, lotus palace, elephant enclosure, .... )

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Thank Heiko197
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

this is situated in the same compound as lotus mahal. it gives good idea of rayal life in those days

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The enclosure includes Lotus Mahal, Watchtowers, Elephant Stable etc. Clearly, this is post Vijayanagara Kingdom rule architecture. Zanana is not a Sanskrit or Kannada word. There is an entry fee for this attraction.

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