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Elephant stables at Hampi, the World Heritage Site

These are stables for the stately elephants at Hampi. It is one of the most important structures in the Zenana area. It consist of eleven large stalls with doomed roofs. There are hatches at the center of each stall so that one could see each other. It is considered as the center of keeping the elephant wealth of the state. The strong construction and the enough room space make it to observe movements from within.

Hampi was once the seat of the Hindu Kingdom Vijayanagara. It is situated on the southern bank of Tungabhadra River at Hospet village in Belleri district, Karnataka state, India.