Lotus Temple - Hampi

Vijaya Nagara is in Ballari district,Karnataka.
The second largest city in the world after Beijing and almost twice the size of Paris during 1440-1540.

Most of the city lies on the south bank of the Tungabhadra River. The city was built around the religious center of the Virupaksha temple complex at Hampi. Other holy places lie within its environs, including the site that legend calls as Kishkindha, which includes the historically important Hanuman temple.

A secluded area reserved for the royal women is the grand, majestic Lotus Mahal also known as Chitrangini Temple, an incredible blend of Hindu-Islamic architecture. This is the primary attraction Surrounded by walls and four watch towers in each corner, Lotus Mahal's base begins with traditional Vijaynagara architectural pattern but as your gaze moves upward to its superstructure, you will find atypical pyramidal towers that more representative of Islamic architecture.

Bearing a damp appearance, exquisite carvings of artistic patterns, birds, etc., can be seen on the Palace's walls while on some of the arches you can make out the carvings of Makara Torana, a popular sea creature from Hindu mythology, also the vehicle of Goddess Ganga.
Yet another fascinating aspect of this two storied elegant pavilion replete with massive pillars and exquisite stucco mouldings, are the traces of pipelines that can be spotted between the arches and sides of the roof, possibly used to cool the Palace and maintain its temperature.

Get drenched in the spirit of adventure that you get to explore at lotus mahal, Hampi. Enjoy together all the points of popular interests and bring back several memorable moments. lotus mahal, Hampi is not just the place for sightseeing, but it also enables you to steal a self-indulgent moment for yourself as well.
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