Hampi - Water Management Systems

Hampi – Water Management

Water Management Systems of Hampi – A series of tanks, canals and aquaducts built during 1336 – 1565 CE constitute the amazing ancient water management network of Hampi.

The network of waterways reached each and every corner of Hampi bringing water from river Tungabhadra on one side and lake at Kamalapura (which is at a higher elevation) on the other.

The aqueducts built over and under the ground were used to supply water to a series of tanks, temples, royal enclosure areas and residential quarters.

Among the major Canals and water bodies built during those times, some of them in use even today, include the Raya Canal (King’s canal), Basavanna Canal (Nandi canal), Bukka aquaduct, Turthu Canal (Fast Canal) and the large water tank at Kamalapura.

The Stepped Tank (stepwell) and the large Public Bath (pool) are the two major tanks connected to the main aquaduct that runs through the Royal Enclosure.

There are numerous baths (pools), tanks, Pushkarinis (temple tanks) and aquaducts across Hampi that we could see even today!

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/PqWLEQVpTDv2WmD4A

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About Hampi:

Hampi (Kishkinda), Karnataka is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra 340 km north of Bengaluru.

With more than 1,600 monuments covering ~40 sq kms, Hampi is a World Heritage Site and World’s Largest Open-air Museum.

Hampi, referred to as Kishkinda in Ramayana, has ancient history traceable to thousands of years.

Most of the current day ruins were built by Vijayanagara kings during 1336 – 1565 CE.

Hampi at one time was most prosperous and considered to be the largest city in the World. As per the chronicles of European and Persian travellers, Hampi had dedicated trading markets for diamonds, pearls, silks, brocades, and had opulent palaces, marvelous temples, royal quarters, embassies for foreign emissaries, massive fortifications, large pools, baths, water management systems, aquaducts, pavilions, stables, riverside features, pillared halls, Mandapas, memorial structures, gateways and defence check posts.

Hampi – it’s a living museum!

Hampi - Water Management Systems
Hampi – Water Management Systems
Hampi - Water Management Systems
Hampi – Water Management Systems
Hampi - Water Management Systems - Stepwell
Hampi – Water Management Systems – Stepwell
Hampi - Water Management Systems
Hampi – Water Management Systems
Hampi - Water Management Systems
Hampi – Water Management Systems
Hampi - Water Management Systems
Hampi – Water Management Systems

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