Visit Hampi, take a two days trip from Bangalore, and enjoy the beautiful architecture of this historical building.
The Elephant Stable is a magnificent structure that served as a enclosure for the royal elephants that belonged to Vijayanagara Empire. Also, add Badavilinga Temple to your Hampi 3 days itinerary, and for detailed planning check my Hampi travel guide.
As you enter, the the Elephant Stable, Hampi, is found on the left side of the road, it is right opposite to the famous Zenana Enclosure.
History | Elephant Stable Hampi
The Elephant Stable of Hampi comes with a long and famous history.
The Hampi’s Elephant Stable is one of the few constructions which did not sustain considerable harm from the Mughal assault of Hampi. These attacks took place in year 1565 and eventually resulted in the collapse of the mighty Vijayanagara Empire.
When you look at the magnificent building, you will realize how revered the royal elephants were at the period of time. Not only that, the elephant stable is also an example of an exceptional workmanship.
Architecture | Elephant Stable Hampi
No wonder that the stables have a spectacular architecture. The majority of the buildings in Hampi were built in the beautiful Vijayanagara style. The Elephant stable at Hampi is regarded as one of the world’s most stunning piecces of Indo-Islamic architectural style.
It was built during the the Vijayanagara Empire, way back in 15th century. And as per its name, it was built to accommodate the mighty jumbos of the Vijayanagara Empire.
The Elephant Stable of Hampi is a remarkable landmark that exemplifies its magnificent architecture. It is shaped like a long, rectangular structure. The domes are worth the second look, they are one-of-a-kind architectural creations.
About | Elephant Stable Hampi
A total of eleven massive domed rooms are set in a row across the stable. The central dome, the tallest and most complex of the building’s 11 domes, serve as the focal point.
Each compartment was made to hold two of the jumbos at the same time. Massive arching gateways that span the length of the structure join these domed chambers.
Each chamber has a little back entrance that goes into the room. The mahouts, royal ones, are said to have utilized this aperture on a regularly to come into and depart these chambers.