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Elephant Stables  

  Hampi , Karnataka.
from  30 per person

  • Monument and historical place
    Category
    Monument and historical place
  • duration
    Duration
    30 - 45 Min
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • snacks counter
    Snacks counter
    Available
  • tour guide
    Guided Tour
    Available
  • photographer
    Photographer
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • restroom
    Restroom
    Available
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • security guard
    Security guard
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • adult ticket
    Adult
    30 INR
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

The Elephant Stable in Hampi is an impressive structure were built in the 15th century and are constructed in the Indo-Islamic style of architecture. Elephant Stable is a major tourist attraction in Hampi that was used to provide shelter for the royal elephants of the Vijayanagara Empire. That was used to provide shelter for the royal elephants of the Vijayanagara Empire. the elephant stables structure is an oblong construction running to 85 meters from south to north and its depth is 9 meters. There are eleven such domed chambers and these are interconnected with large arched openings. The center one is specially decorated and big. The intricate design and emphasis on little details indicate the importance that was attached to the royal elephants of the empire. This long structure is made of a series of chambers with domical roofs. Each chamber is big enough to accommodate two elephants. The elephants were tied to the chairs hanging from the center of the ceiling as can be made out from the iron hooks embedded in some of the ceilings. Apart from the royal elephants, temples also had elephants of their own to perform various pujas. One such elephant can still be seen in Hampi.

The building as such looks symmetrical with respect to the central hall. The tower of the central hall looks like the temple shrines though most of it is destroyed. The five pair of domes which have remained intact are of the Islamic style they are better preserved. Metal hooks which are used to tie the elephants on the inside roof can be seen. At the rear of each hall are small manholes type openings for the mahouts to enter the elephant compartments. Elephant Stables can be reached through the Zenana Enclosure, proceed to the Guard’s Quarters and move to the Ranga Temple located a bit south of it all. 

The Elephant Stable is a wonderful example of Indo-Islamic architecture made from brick and mortar. The building is of great heights covered individually by the domes of various shapes and a building near it to lodge the workers. Together they form an “L” shaped structure, which is a part of the parade for ceremonies. During the best and high times of the Vijayanagar Empire had about 10,000 elephants of which only 10 of them were chosen for royal service and kept in the stables. They are the best among the animals.


Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 08:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Sunday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Last Admission 05:00 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank
  • Food or Snacks
    Food or Snacks

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    1.8 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    1.7 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    2.0 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    13.8 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    12.5 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    2.0 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    2.0 KM
  • train
    Train
    14.0 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    2.0 KM

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