Lotus Palace

#10 of 21 things to do in Hampi

Tucked within the Zenana enclosure, the Lotus Palace is one of the unique landmarks in Hampi. Uniquely identified by the architecture style that differs from the other structures, this is believed to be the locus of socializing activity for the womenfolk of the royal family. It is alternatively known as Kamal Mahal or Chitragani Mahal and is famed not only for the architectural marvel but also for being one of the handfuls of structures that are still standing very close to perfection, retaining any damage. 

The palace derived its name from the way the form of the structure turned out to be representing the form of a lotus. The domical roofs that shelter the passages and balcony resemble the lotus buds. You will notice that there is a touch of Islamic influence in the architecture of the construction that can be attributed to the slight curves. However, the roof structure is dipped in Indo style, thus amalgamating the best of the two worlds. Symmetrically a pleasing sight to behold, the structure is surrounded by four towers and which have a pyramidal shape, thus accentuating the correlation to the lotus form. The Lotus palace sits in an exquisite backdrop of greenery which has attracted many photography enthusiasts. 

Dating back to the time when the structure was built to satisfy the pleasures of the royal family, the Lotus palace was a spot that the queen frequented very often to spend her quality time. It is also known to be the meeting spot for the kings with his ministers and was famously referred to as the council chamber. The Lotus Palace is a perfect example of beauty frozen in time for us to relish and feast your eyes on.

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Lotus Palace  tourism
Lotus Palace  tourism
Lotus Palace  tourism
Lotus Palace  tourism
Lotus Palace  tourism
Lotus Palace  tourism
Lotus Palace  tourism