About Elephant Stable

The Elephant Stable near Lotus temple is an important site at Hampi that draws many tourists. This building which was once used to tie up elephants is now preserved as a monument. There are eleven rooms adorned with high domes and roofed with amazing carvings. The centre hall is quite big and more decorated and it has a larger dome. There are metal hooks hanging on the top which were used to tie the elephants and manholes are located at the rear of each hall through which mahouts can enter the elephant compartments. The architecture clearly displays the royal extravaganza in olden days and detailed workmanship. There is a nominal entry fee for the tourists and there is some charge on cameras as well. From here one may proceed to the Guard's Quarters and to the Ranga Temple located nearby. There is also a museum housing an exhibition of gold, stone statues and pictures. The Lotus building and the Queen's baths are also worth seeing. The best time to visit the place is between September and February when it is cool. A visit to Hampi is recommended to casual tourists, photographers as well as history buffs and archaeology students.

Quick Facts

Timings 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Visit Duration: Minutes

Address: Hampi, Karnataka 583239, India

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