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“Queen's Enclosure” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zanana Enclosure

Zanana Enclosure
Near Lotus Palace, Hampi, India
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Ranked #19 of 37 Attractions in Hampi
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Berkeley, California
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“Queen's Enclosure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This was the Queen’s private residence. The building on premise is done in the Indian/Muslim fusion style; it might be Indo-Saracen but don’t quote me on that. The ingenious building featured water spouts that would spray the columns below and provide some natural air conditioning, quite remarkable. This is a pleasant space through which to wander, it is immediately adjacent to the elephant stables as well so not hard to get to.

Visited April 2013
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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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“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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“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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