Welcome to the Queen’s Bath in Hampi, where you can soak in some royal luxury and indulge in a bit of history! Don’t worry, you won’t need to be part of the royal family to enjoy this extravagant bathing complex.
Believed to be constructed by Achyuta Raya for the women of the royal family, this ornate bath was probably used by the king and his queens instead.
The Queen’s Bath is designed to be unique from any other public or private bath in Hampi, with a simple exterior and an elaborate interior that will leave you feeling like royalty. Its 30-square-meter rectangular shape houses a 15-square-meter sunken bath that is surrounded by beautiful arched corridors with ornate balconies and windows.
But don’t let the beauty fool you. The moat surrounding the building and the lack of a ceiling over the bath were not just for show. It is said that the moat was designed to prevent anyone from entering the building while the bath was in use. So, no peeping toms allowed!
Unfortunately, after coming under attack during the Mughal raids, the Queen’s Bath has lost most of its sheen. But fear not! While the canopy that once covered the bath was destroyed and never replaced, a lovely garden now sits in front of the building. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic and a great place to unwind after soaking in all that royal history.
So come on down to the Queen’s Bath and experience a taste of the royal life.