Old Palace

#16 of 21 things to do in Hampi

Located in the precious village of Anegudi, the Gagan Palace belonged to the rulers of the Vijayanagara Empire. Still retaining its old world charm, the previous abode of the royal family is now operating as the administrative cog of the city. Much similar to the other structures in and around Hampi, this old palace is also a charm to behold in all its architectural glory. It displays fine craftsmanship shaping the Indo Islamic style of architecture. Even though it has undergone some amount of destruction since its inception in the 16th century, you can still find the intricate carvings on the surface of the structure. A characteristic feature of the Gagan Palace includes decorated balconies and protruding windows embossed with the carvings. In addition to the pleasant taste that it sprinkled to your eyes, it is considered as a progressive feat in the construction industry even back then. This can be proved by the very fact that the interiors remain cool even in the summers and the efficient system of water circulation, managing the drainage condition to suit the needs. It is a true beauty and a peek into the life of the Vijayanagara Royals.

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