I know, I know, more of Hampi. But it IS my favourite place on the planet and this is one of the jewels in it’s crown. So, indulge me and spend slightly under a minute stood next to me gawking at the gorgeous symmetry of the Lotus Mahal ceiling.

The ladies of the court are thought to have lurked about upstairs enjoying the cooling breezes and the cool of the stone. And even today it’s a shady and delightful spot. Very close to the fancy elephant enclosures which will be on the way in a future 1 minute holiday (yes, yes, I know, a lot of holidays from there… but it’s so lovely)


This is part of the 1 minute holiday series – a new one every Friday. Take another 1 minute holiday here:

Video : 1 minute holiday : Mai Khao Beach, Phuket, India
Video : 1 minute holiday : Mcleod Ganj and the foothills of the Himalayas

Video : 1 minute holiday : Dawn at Basunti

Or check the even newer and shinier 1 minute holiday page for the whole series. Oooh!

Do let me know what you think of this new one and all the others as they unfold in the comments below.