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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie..

Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... Love reading books- sometimes i read 3books simultaneously, crazy about music- need it all around me, all the time and ofcourse, i totally am ga ga goo goo over my 7yr old naughty brat- Floppy!! errr, Prince Floppy!! :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Octagonal Bath, Hampi

All around was nothing but barren land, but in the distance i spotted a structure. Was that for real or was my mind playing tricks on me? Yes, the sun was blazing, and i was hot & dehydrated. We had come this far, why not spend a few minutes exploring the area said my mind.. Trudging ahead, we parked the jeep and hopped off towards the structure amidst ruins and rocks. 


That is when  i spotted the sign board "Octagonal Bath". gigantic bathing area made in the shape of an Octagon.  There was a small corridor or sorts around the center, lined with pillars on either sides. In the center was a huge octagonal shaped platform. 


I am assuming the area around this center platform is where the water was filled. "Looks like they had a jacuzzi back then and really lived it up" were the thought running in my head. 


7 comments:

  1. So dry and abandoned now.
    Great pictures.

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  2. Nice one. The only other like this I know is the Swastik shaped Well with well laid steps where 8 people can take bath without being visible to the other at Thiruva(e)llarai(near Trichy).

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  3. The place is so beautiful, but yeah looks totally being neglected! Jacuzzi of older times!

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  4. @indrani= I know.. :(

    @varadh- Ah, interesting.. Havent heard of this place [we did look for interesting sites to explore while in Trichy.] shall mark this for the next visit..

    @vaish- Yep, it is neglected and now we also find homeless ppl loitering the grounds, or random strangers using it as to catch an afternoon nap

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