Zenana Enclosure


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Zenana Enclosure Overview

Ranked 7 of 40 sightseeing in Hampi

The Zenana Enclosure was initially a place that was restricted to the entry of royal women only. The enclosure has a huge wall to protect the harem and to the south-east corner, there is the famous Lotus Mahal.

The Lotus Mahal was built in the shape of the lotus. The building is 2 storied and was built with a sharp geometrical touch. This, to the Queen acted as a summer palace since it had many openings as windows.

The Zenana Enclosure has a huge compound with a mud road leading into it. This place was primarily for the Queen, her friends and for those who accompanied her. It was mainly the place where she stayed. The queen’s palace that is around 49x24 m is the biggest excavation that has been done in Hampi.

Entry fee:

INR5 for Indians and USD 5 for others.
                 Children under the age of 12: Free

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Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
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Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Arun Rajan

Arun Rajan4.3/5

140 reviews

Queen Bath place

This is a big place constructed for the queen and the royal womens to take Bath. The place is very massive and currently it is not maintained prop rely by the government.

Muthusamy Muthusamy

Muthusamy Muthusamy5.0/5

184 reviews

Queen's place

This is at the far end of the palace ruins of Hampi. This is a reserved place for the Queen's which has Lotus Mahal, pond for bathing, well Dasara Dibba, within it this do have 3 Watch Tower on all three sides of the palace for its own protection. Behind this is the Elephant stable and rooms for the workers.

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh4.3/5

581 reviews

A splash of relief in an arid Hampi

The Zenana Enclosure, or the women's section of the palace is a complete relief from the dry, stony and arid Hampi with lush green lawns and trees. The building are intricately designed with beautiful carvings. A must visit in Hampi.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n3.6/5

522 reviews

Private palace

Zenana Enclosure is a walled harem houses. It's was a private place for royal women folks. Nothing much experience it here. It's a only few place where you need to pay for entry. Tickets are available outside.

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