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“Lovely reminder of multi-cultural heritage”
Review of Elephant Stables

Bengaluru, India
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72 reviews
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“Lovely reminder of multi-cultural heritage”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

The attraction basically was to hold the elephants before ceremonies, with 11 of them in the stables, the center one to carry Raja Krishna Devaraya, and has a large parade ground area in the front. Each of these 11 adjacent stables had a different architectural dome atop - the center one was on Hindu architecture, 6 were Islamic domes and 4 Jaini pagodas, an illustration of the tolerance and statesmanship of the Raja. The central one was apparently destroyed when the Shahi rulers of Bijapur conquered the Vijayanagara kingdom, but the rest of them remain reasonably well preserved. The place won't take more than 10-15 minutes of your time.

Visited March 2014
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India
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“a photography destination”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Photography enthusiasts should make it to this destination like the many other in the Hampi city. Made out of rocks, the place has it own different charm

Visited December 2013
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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Well preserved building”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I personally enjoyed the visit to Hampi, and the Elephant stables are worth a look at along the way.

Visited November 2013
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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80 reviews
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“beautifully restored”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

very nice restoration effort they gave it, its not being used now as a stable, but still the building itself is impressive

Visited December 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“Nothing great about it ........club it with rest of Zanana enclosures”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Nothing great about the architechture but the only insight we can get is that Vijayanagara architects had got inspired from Mughal architechture and have adapted the styles which shows that they were open and inclusive.......

Visited January 2014
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