Things to Know
Monuments and historical places
30 - 45 Min
Lotus Mahal, also known as Kamal Mahal or Chitrangini Mahal is situated in the Zenana Enclosure a place where royal families of Vijayanagara Empire resided. Lotus Mahal designed as a palace for royal ladies of those times to mingle around and enjoy recreational activities. The Mahal also served as a meeting point for the king and his ministers. Lotus Mahal is a two-storied Lotus Mahal has a combination of Hindu-Muslim architecture The building gets its name due to its geometrically well placed carved archways which resemble petals of the flower seen from the top. The two storied structure is symmetrically laid out, with equal projections on four sides. The base of the structure resembles the Hindu temple style while the upper superstructure is Islamic in architecture with pyramidal towers. The major attraction is the Lotus Mahal located at the southeast corner.