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“nicely restored and lovely architecture” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zanana Enclosure

Zanana Enclosure
Near Lotus Palace, Hampi, India
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Ranked #16 of 35 attractions in Hampi
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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“nicely restored and lovely architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Nice for a short visit to imagine how a queen and her consorts lived! nicely restored architecture--- with some of the original painting and decorative touches.

Visited December 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“A huge enclosure with star attractions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Supposed to be location of Queens palace, it has many star attaractions like Lotus mahal, The remains of Queens Palace basement, the elephant stables, remains of Jal Mahal and treasury portays the royal life lived by the Queens of Vijayanagar and how well the important location like this was protected by towering walls with watch tower during the vijayanagar time

Visited November 2012
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“Interesting stories”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The architecture and genius of the place is really stunning - the natural 'air conditioning' using in-built pipes etc., the stories of the women who lived here - all cool!

Visited July 2012
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“Bathing Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I believe this structure was a bathing place for queens and the elite. But I am wondering if they needed such a big place to serve as just a bathroom, probably the royalty required them to have spacious baths !!

There are also ways / pipes, which I believe, were used to make sure there was fresh water came in and also a proper channel to let out used water. Who could have imagined that such systems were conceived and constructed that many years ago.

A good guide will explain you these in detail, so don't miss it.

Visited September 2012
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“nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

it was again very nicely built. with lots of details. makes you feel the women enjoyed a lot of pamperings and the king really had it good with so many of them.

Visited September 2012
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