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“Lotus Mahal - Part Of Your Whistle-Stop Tour!” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Glastonbury, England, United Kingdom
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“Lotus Mahal - Part Of Your Whistle-Stop Tour!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The Lotus Mahal is a beautifully preserved building near the Elephant Stables. Situated within a large area of greenary, the trees and the building provides a welcome shade from the mid-day sun.

The visit can be part of a whistle-stop tour en-route to other sites including the Queen's bath and exhibition centre.

Before you enter into this part of Hampi, you can purchase your tickets outside the gate. Watch out, however, it might be considered as organised chaos, typical of the Indian style!

Visited March 2013
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“Simple but impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

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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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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“Fine architecture influenced by Arabian one.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Located in a complex with Elephant Stables. It was place where queen was spending time when husband king go for war. Site was probably the most protected site. Worth to visit.

Visited February 2013
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Ficksburg, South Africa
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“Lotus Mahal is the highlight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

There are a number of ruins scattering the area, but the star of the show is the Lotus Mahal.The building links Islamic and Indian styles in a seamless blend. It has 2 storeys with balconies. The interior is vaulted and domed. There are fine details on the arches.
It has been beautifully preserved.

Visited January 2013
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norfolk, uk
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“nicely restored, this has a great mix of buildings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

From the water cooled Lotus Mahal to the chinese inspired watchtower, including the elephant stables, this is a must on any Hampi tour

Visited January 2013
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