Hampi Hopping, Royal Center: Mahanavami Platform Enclosure

The large enclosure that houses the Mahanavami Platform also contains many other palace ruins.

General view of the enclosure from the top of Mahanavami Platform

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Stepped well unearthed in the 1980s

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Water channel

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Palace structure (or pool?)

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Plinths of various palace structures. The superstructures made of material such as wood, brick, plaster etc have long gone

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Underground chamber, with schist columns and other elements from an earlier 11th or 12th c AD temple

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Audience Hall

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Audience Hall in the foreground and Mahanavami Platform in the background

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Structure near the Audience Hall

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Walls and fortifications around the enclosure. The first image includes the Mahanavami Platform

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Space between two enclosures

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Wooden door panels displayed outside the enclosure

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Gateway plinth between Mahanavami Platform enclosure area and Hazara Rama Temple area

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