The guide informed us that elephants were used to open the doors .I could not help thinking how the marauding troops managed to bring it down.What I saw inside was even more distressing.A vast expanse of ruins but whatelse can you expect from the areas ravaged most.
There are still some impressive structures .Mahanavami dibba stands tall and imposing.This is a central platform from where the kings used to watch festivities,royal processions and military parades.
This is part of the 600 year old aqueducts and in 1985 the Archeological survey of India excavated a stepped tank.Impressive finding and remarkably well preserved.
Further ahead is the Queen’s bath.Looking rather drab it has a sunken bath with arched corridors and windows.
Royal enclosure may have lost its grandeur but these are places where time stands still.