The Lotus Mahal is one of the most popular attractions at Hampi. It’s atypical in that it’s built, in part, in the Indo-Islamic style (note: the arches.) (Hampi [Vijayanagar] was the capital of a Hindu kingdom that was defeated by a confederation of Islamic states. ) While this pavilion is often referred to as the “Lotus Temple,” it was believed to be either a rest-house for visiting royalty or the queen’s recreational building–but not a religious building of any sort.
We got there with good timing. The beige-pink lime mortar seems to glow in the low, afternoon sunlight.
The Lotus Mahal is located in the Zenana Enclosure with the Elephant Stables.