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Dasara Dibba, Hampi

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Climb to the top of Dasara Dibba, which resembles a giant three-tiered stage and represents one of the tallest of the World Heritage-listed monuments at Hampi. The empire's rulers used this immense stone platform to view military parades and royal processions held during important festivals. The 12 m (40 ft) tall structure features carved details across all three tiers, as well as two stairways embellished with images of soldiers, horses, and elephants used in military campaigns and formal processions. Use the stairways to access the top of the platform, and take in sweeping views of the surrounding complex and its many impressive buildings. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hampi fast, fun, and easy.
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  • The Royal Enclosure is a must-do in Hampi. Mostly it is just ruins but there are a several points of interest in the compound, like the Dasara Dibba which is a short climb up and has wide views of...  more »
  • I love steppes and the idea of how water was accessed in times before taps this one is particularly lovely with its black marble... A  more »
  • Though most of the structure is destroyed by enemies, still it gives visualisation, how grand celebrations must be enjoyed by the kings and their guests and contestants. Stone work for the stage is quite intricate and in better conditions. Stone doors, which is preserved by ASI gives you an idea of grandness of the complex.
  • beautiful stone platform located within the Royal Enclosure of Hampi. It was built during the Vijayanagara period by King Krishnadevaraya to commemorate his victory over Udaygiri. It was here where the King of Vijayanagar used to celebrate the festival of Dasara.The king watched the army march-pasts, bow and arrow competitions, war games such as sword fighting competition, wrestling, aquatic sports, musical performances of the royal animals and the hugely significant Navaratri celebrations from the raised structure of the grand platform of the Dasara Dibba.The 12 meters high Dasara Dibba consist of a massive square granite faced base in three diminishing tiers, the lowest being 40 metre square and the topmost 24 metre square. The structure faces north. The stone stairs are little tough for climbing for elderly persons and kids as it is quite high to ascend.
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