Hampi Hopping, Royal Center: Queen’s Bath

To the south-east of the Mahanavami Platform enclosure is the Queen’s Bath, which was probably a bath for the royals/nobles in general. This structure lies just outside the area of the royal enclosures.

The outside walls are severely plain, but the interiors are well decorated with plaster work, and would have been more so when the bath was in use.

Queen’s Bath exterior

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Queen’s Bath, which consists of a central pool surrounded by an arcaded corridor

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Bracketed balconies or jharokhas overhang onto the pool

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Arcaded corridor. The Deccan Sultanate influence is very apparent in the shape of the arches

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Ceiling/vault/dome decoration

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